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Outlook Express and Outlook 2002

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:

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

Step-by-Step Guide

To setup a POP3 email access from Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook 2002 (Windows), here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Run Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook 2002
  2. Click Tools, select Accounts...

    Outlook 1
  3. Click Add, select Mail...

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  4. Enter your display name (friendly name):

    Outlook 3

    Click Next >

  5. Enter your full email address (eg. myname@geromail.com) in the 'Email address:' field, and click Next >.

  6. Enter pop.mydomain.com in the 'Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:' field.

  7. Enter smtp.gmail.com in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:' field. Click Next >.

  8. Enter your email address (Account name) and password:

    Outlook Express 4

    Click Next >

  9. Click Finish

  10. Highlight the newly created email account and click Properties:

  11. 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.

  12. Click OK

  13. Click Close



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