This article explains how to set up an
email account using Microsoft Outlook on Windows - although
the same process applies to Outlook Express and Entourage on
Windows and Apple platforms.
For users with other operating systems or email applications,
the procedure for setting up your email account will be very
similar, but it is advised that you read through the documentation
for your particular software beforehand.
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1.) Go to Tools
on the menu bar (at the top of screen)
2.) Click on Accounts
(A menu will then appear)
3.) Select Add
Setup Wizard - Choosing Your Name
from the Setup Wizard
that will ask details about yourself and your company. Simply
follow the on-screen instructions and complete as required.
The Technical Bit
Once you have entered your name and email address,
you will be presented with a screen for setting up Outlook with
your e-mail server. Make sure you have chosen POP3 account in
the drop down menu.
Where it says "Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server" - type your pop3
address which you should have been sent (for example - mail.cleardesignuk.com).
To find out what your SMTP address is (this is your outgoing mail server)
you may need to contact your ISP, although here are some standard
If you use BT, your SMTP address is likely to be: mail.btopenworld.co.uk
If you use Telewest, your SMTP address is likely to be: smtp.blueyonder.co.uk
If you use Pipex, your SMTP address is likely to be: smtp.dsl.pipex.com
Setting Up Your Email Account - Final Steps
Click on Next
to take you to the Mail Log on Screen.
From here you will be asked for your username and password that
your hosting provider will have supplied. This is to
authenticate your identity so that you can send and receive
Make sure you type both your username and password correctly.
Both are case-sensitive.
If you are using Windows, you now need to configure Outlook
Express to the correct type of connection that you are currently
using on your computer.
The options available are:
• Connect Using a Phone-line (using a conventional modem)
• Connect using a LAN (if you are on an office network)
• Establish a connection manually.
If you are using a Mac these
settings are configured automatically.
This setting up an
email account article was written by Bristol's Clear