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Setup Email Client: Outlook Express 5

POP3 (Post Office Protocol) Mail is the most common mail access protocol that allows your email client (Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, Netscape Messenger, etc.) to download your email messages to your computer so that you can read them later without being connected to the Internet. This feature is especially important if your connection time is chargeable.

See POP3 Mail page for more details.

POP3 Mail settings at a glance:

Mail Server TypePOP3
Incoming mail (POP3) servermail.<>
Outgoing mail (SMTP) servermail.<>

Step-by-Step Guide

To setup a POP3 email access from Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows), here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Run Microsoft Outlook Express 5
  2. Click Tools, select Accounts...

    Outlook Express 5a
  3. Click Add, select Mail...

    Outlook Express 5b
  4. Enter your display name (friendly name):

    Outlook Express 3
    Click Next
  5. Enter your email address:

    Outlook Express 4
    Click Next >
  6. Select POP3 as your mail server type and key in the incoming and outgoing mail server settings (eg. and

    Outlook Express 5Click Next >
  7. Enter your login name (full email address) and password:

    Outlook Express 6
    Click Next >
  8. Click Finish

    Outlook Express 7
  9. Highlight the newly created email account and click Properties:

    Outlook Express 8
  10. Click on the Servers tab, enable the setting 'My server requires authentication'.

    Outlook Express 8
    IMPORTANT: This step is required if you want to send out email.
  11. Click OK

  12. Click Close

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