Outlook Express - Setting up an Email Account

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Before you can setup your email account in Outlook Express or any local email client, you need to create it. If you have access to cPanel, you can view our knowledgebase article on Creating an Email Account

[1] Click on the "Tools" drop down and then click "Accounts".

[2] Click on "Add" and then select "Mail".

[3] Enter your name into the "Display name" field and then click "Next".

[4] Enter your full e-mail address into the "E-mail address" field and then click "Next".

[5] Select "IMAP" from the drop down menu.

[6] Enter your domain name in both the incoming and outgoing mail server fields and then click "Next".

[7] Enter your full e-mail address into the "Account name" field.

When Outlook requests your email address, you must input your full email address. Do not input your cPanel username. A full email address is of the form:

account@mydomain.com

where 'account' is the mailbox name you have setup and 'mydomain.com' is your domain name.

[8] Enter your e-mail address' password into the "Password" field and then click "Next".

[9] Click "Finish".

[10] Select your newly created e-mail account and then click "Properties".

[11] Click on the "Servers" tab.

[12] Make sure that "My server requires authentication" is check marked.

[13] Click "OK".