Configure Mircosoft Outlook Express for your Email Hosting

Follow the steps below to configure Microsoft Outlook Express for your email hosting

  1. Start Outlook Express 6.0. On the Tools menu, click Accounts
  2. In the Internet Accounts dialogue box, click Add, and then click Mail
  3. In the Display name box, type the name that you would like others to see when you send a message and then click Next.
  4. In the E-mail address box, type the email address for the account that you are using (for example, user@yourdomainname.com) and then click Next.
  5. Under E-mail Server Names, click the appropriate incoming e-mail server type POP3/IMAP (Post Office Protocol version 3 [POP3] is the default type)
    • Incoming & Outgoing mail server: Incoming & Outgoing mail server: You can obtain this information from your email admin area. In email admin area, go to Mail > DNS Configuration and POP/IMAP/SMTP records.

      For POP configuration, please use the details below:

      1. Incoming (POP) Server Port Number: 110
      2. Outgoing (SMTP) Server Port Number: 587

      For IMAP configuration, please use the details below:

      1. Incoming (IMAP) Server Port Number: 143
      2. Outgoing (SMTP) Server Port Number: 587
    • Now, type your complete email address and password in the respective fields and click Next.
    • The following window will display the success message – Congratulations, you have successfully entered all of the information required to set up your account. To save these settings, click Finish.
    • Open the Internet Accounts dialogue box referring to steps 1 and 2. In the Mail view, you will see the Account you have just added. Now you need to click Properties
    • Under the Servers tab, you need to check the checkbox My server requires authentication placed under Outgoing Mail Server. Once this is done, click Apply.

Important Note:

Usually, the port used for the Outgoing Mail Server/SMTP Service is 25. However, there might be a situation where your ISP might be blocking the use of port 25 for SMTP service. Many ISPs block port 25 in order to minimize the amount of spam sent using their network. To get past this, you can use an alternate port 587 for sending emails if port 25 is blocked. Here's how to use the alternative port:

  • In the Tools menu select Options -> Mail Setup and click Email Accounts
  • Select your account and click >Change above the list of accounts
  • Click More Settings and then the Advanced tab
  • In the Outgoing server(SMTP) field replace the default port number 25 with the alternate port number 587
  • Click Ok -> Next -> Finish -> Close and then Ok to save the changes.
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