How do I setup a Pop3 email account in Outlook Express?

In order to setup a Pop3 email account in Outlook Express you will first need the user name and password of your email account along with the incoming and outgoing mail servers for the account. Your email/ISP provider will be able to supply you with these details.

1. Click Start
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Outlook Express
4. Click Tools
5. Click Accounts
6. Click Add followed by Mail

Outlook Express Pop3 Setup 1

7. At the “Your Name” page, type in your Display Name – this is the name that will be displayed on the email upon arrival in the recipient inbox E.G EvolvIT. Generally this would be your name or company name.
Outlook Express Pop3 Setup 2

8. Click Next
9.  At the “Internet e-mail address” page, type in your E-mail address for the e-mail account you are setting up.

Outlook Express Pop3 Setup 3


10. Click Next
11.  At the “E-mail Server Names” page, fill in the incoming and outgoing server information that you have gathered from your email or ISP provider. This will be something along the lines of:

Incoming: mail.test.co.uk
Outgoing: smtp.test.co.uk

You will also need to select “pop3” in the drop down box should this not already be displayed.

Outlook Express Pop3 Setup 4

12. Click Next
13. At the “Internet Mail Logon” page, type in your email account’s user name and password. Ensure that the “remember password” is ticked to save having to re enter your password each time you use Outlook Express.
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14. Click Next
15. Click Finish

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