How do I set up an
e-mail account in Outlook or Outlook Express?
In order to
use Outlook or Outlook Express, it is necessary to "set up" the account.
When you start either Outlook or Outlook Express, the program runs the Setup Wizard
to assist you in this process.
The first question
the Setup Wizard asks is "Your Name." This is the name you want people
receiving your mail to see, normally your given name. Enter the information and
Now you are asked for your
e-mail address. (The proper structure of an e-mail address is the name you have
selected as your Screen Name joined with the name of your Internet Service
Provider (ISP). The two pieces of the address are seperated by a the "at"
At this point you are asked for your
e-mail protocol and its incoming and outgoing e-mail servers. This questions asks
you to specify how e-mail is moved by your ISP. Most often your e-mail source
is a POP3 account using the incoming and outgoing servers of "mail.the
name of your ISP." To find the required inputs, check your e-mail FAQs
Now you will notice that the name your
entered as your Screen Name is already filled in in the "User"
box and it asks for your password to be entered. This is the password you selected
when you opened the account with your ISP. Enter the password and click "Next."
That should have your e-mail account set up after you click "Finish."