How To Configure Outlook Express

Outlook Express
  • Operating System: Windows 95
  • Application: Outlook Express
  • Application Version: 4.x

Outlook Express is an e-mail application included with Internet Explorer 4.0.   When you installed Internet Explorer 4.0, it may have taken your current e-mail settings to be used for Outlook Express. If it isn't, or if you would like to add an e-mail address to Outlook Express, follow the procedure below. You can configure Outlook Express to check as many e-mail addresses as you like.

To add an e-mail account to Outlook Express

  1. Start Outlook Express.

  2. Choose Accounts from the Tools menu.  The Internet Accounts window will open.

  3. Click the Mail tab.  This will show you any e-mail accounts that are currently set up in Outlook Express.

  4. Click the Add button.  A menu will pop up; choose Mail.

  5. The Internet Connection wizard will appear to guide you through a series of configuration steps for the e-mail address you want to add.

  6. Enter your name as you want it to appear in e-mails.   Click Next.

  7. Enter the e-mail address you want to add, in the form of username@coconet.com and then click Next.

  8. Enter the following information:

    My incoming mail 
    server is a:
    Incoming mail 
    (POP3) server:
    Outgoing mail 
    (SMTP) server:
  9. Click the first log on using radio button and enter the following information:

    POP account name:
    Your account name
    (without @coconet.com)
    Your e-mail password.
  10. Click Next.  The Friendly Name window will appear.

  11. Type in a friendly name that will help you remember this e-mail address (such as CocoNet's Mail).

  12. Click Next. The Choose Connection Type window will appear.

  13. Choose one of the following connection types:

  • If you connect to CocoNet through your modem, click the Connect using my phone line radio button.

  • If you are connecting to a mail server other than CocoNet via your office network (LAN), click the Connect using my local area network (LAN) radio button. Note:  You cannot use CocoNet's outgoing mail server (mail.coconet.com) if you are connecting in this fashion.  Talk to your local network administrator for an outgoing mail server you can use on your LAN.

  • If you wish to connect to CocoNet manually before you open Outlook Express, choose the I will establish my Internet connection manually radio button.

  1. Click Finish.

If you want to add another e-mail account to Outlook Express, repeat the above procedure.  If not, click Close.

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