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Setting Up An Email Account

How to setting up your email account

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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Setting Up An Email Account - First Steps

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 > Mail

First Steps in Setting Up An Email Account

Setup Wizard - Choosing Your Name

Follow instructions from the Setup Wizard that will ask details about yourself and your company. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and complete as required.

Setup Wizard

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 -

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 STMP addresses:

If you use BT, your SMTP address is likely to be:
If you use Telewest, your SMTP address is likely to be:
If you use Pipex, your SMTP address is likely to be:

Email Server Names

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 your e-mails.

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.

Insert POP Passwords
This setting up an email account article was written by Bristol's Clear Design UK