Outlook Express Setup

Setting up Outlook Express to Retrieve E-Mail

Quick Reference:

Incoming Email: mail.yourdomain.com
(i.e. mail.yourdomain.com )

Outgoing Email Server: YOUR ISP Mail Server (If port 25 is NOT bloque)
(i.e. mail.yourdomain.com)

Outgoing Email Server: YOUR ISP Mail Server (If port 25 is bloque)
(i.e. mail.mindspring.com)

User Name
your email user, such as johnsmith @yourdomain.com

This page will step you through the process of setting up your e-mail program to receive e-mail sent to your domain.

The program used in the example is Outlook Express.  We highly recommend this program as it provides all the features you need and it comes with most computers!  Outlook Express comes free with Microsoft Internet Explorer.

*If you set your email software to check mail every certain number of minutes, please do not set for any less than every 15 minutes.  Many users checking mail more frequently than this may cause server slowness.

Step 1) Open Outlook Express.  To open, in Explorer go to TOOLS, then READ MAIL.  Or an even easier way is to create a shortcut directly to Outlook Express and place it on your desktop.  That way, you don’t have to have Explorer open to check your mail.

Step 2) If this is your first time using it, select ‘Create a new Internet Mail Account’ and press next.  If you already use Outlook Express go to Tools -> Accounts , then click Add -> Mail

Step 3) Enter the name you would like to appear on the From line of all e-mails, such as bob@mydomain.com

Step 4) Next enter the e-mail address people should send replies to.  When you send an e-mail and they “Reply” to it, it will be sent to this address.

Step 5) Next enter the server names.  For incoming mail (POP3) use mail.yourdomain.com  i.e. mail.name-serve.net or mail.my-store.com.

For the outgoing or SMTP server use your ISPs mail server.  If you don’t know your ISP’s outgoing mail server, you should contact them or try using either mail.isp-name.com or smtp.isp-name.com.  Be sure to replace ‘isp-name.com’ with your dial-up ISP’s domain name.

Step 6) Now enter your login and password.  This is the username that you created using the MAIL MANAGER, which is in your /menu.

Step 7) Congrats, you’re done!  To try it out end an e-mail to yourself and then Press the Send/Receive Button.  It may take a few moments for the e-mail to reach you (no more than 10 minutes)