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How to configure Outlook Express to receive emails

As with many of our tutorials, this short guide has been compiled in order to help our clients configure their email program. Although this guide has been created for our own client base the principle is still the same for anyone wishing to view emails using Outlook Express.

Once your email has been configured by Mutiny Design support teams you will receive confirmation of your account settings, as below:

Username: john@mydomain.co.uk
Password: ThyUIhdsbv(237)9idxYh@{
POP / IMAP: mail.mydomain.co.uk

Once armed with the details above we can start to configure Outlook Express to receive your emails.

Step 1. Start Microsoft Outlook Express

To configure your emails we will need to open the Configuration Wizard by simply clicking on Tools (from the menu bar, across the top) and selecting “Accounts”.

Once selected Outlook’s “Internet Account” window will appear (As shown below). On this screen we need to select “Add” and then “Mail” to launch Outlooks configuration Wizard.

Outlook configuration wizardOutlook configuration wizard

Step 2. Enter your Email address

The next screen (see below) requires you to input your email address. This address is the email address that your recipients will see when they receive an email from you.

Internet connection wizardInternet connection wizard

After entering your email address click “Next” to proceed.

Step 3. Enter information about your mail servers

The next window requires information about your email servers.

1. Incoming mail server needs to be set to the correct protocol - Mutiny Design clients should select “POP3”

Email server name in OutlookEmail server name in Outlook

2 “Incoming Mail” field
Needs information about your mail server, this is the name of the server that Outlook needs to connect to in order to download your emails.
Mutiny Design customers will need to input the server name supplied by our technical support team. Your server name should look like “mail.mydomain.co.uk”.

3 “Outgoing Mail” field
Needs information about your outbound mail server, this is the name of the server that Outlook needs to connect to in order to send your emails.

Mutiny Design customers will need to input the server name supplied by our technical support team. Your outgoing (SMTP) server name will be the same as the incoming mail server.

Click next once you have entered all of the data.

Step 4. Enter information about your Email account

Outlook Express now requires information about the email account that you wish to access (shown below)

Account name and passwordAccount name and password

1) Account Name
In order to access your email account Outlook Express needs you to confirm your Account name for the email address.

Mutiny Design clients should enter the account name supplied by our technical support team. This should be the email address used for that account such as “john@mydomain.co.uk”

2) Password
Outlook Express needs you to input the password supplied for your email account.

3) Remember Password
As default this box should be ticked however in the event it isn’t ticked we would highly recommend you to select this option otherwise every time Outlook Express connects to your email server it will require you to input the correct password.

Once all of the fields have been completed click on the “next” button followed by “Finish”

Step 5. Set Internet account

Now you have configured the settings outlook needs in order to receive emails we need to complete one more step before we can send emails using the settings entered.

You should now be looking at a screen similar to the screen shown below; first we need to click on the account (1) and then click properties (2)

Internet account property buttonInternet account property button

Once the Property window has opened, you will need to click on the Servers tab at the top of the window, showing a screen similar to the below screen shot.

My server requires authenticationMy server requires authentication

Now you need to tick the box labelled “My Server Requires Authentication” and finally click the “OK” button.

Your emails are now configured and you can start to send out emails!

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