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Guide to the setting up your email account in Outlook Express

In order to use an email address associated with your domain name, it is necessary to set up your email client. Here we will show how to set up your email using Outlook Express, but other email clients should be similar. To use your email address you need to create an 'Account' within the email client program. An account in this context is a profile containing all the required settings and information to be able to send and receive email with our servers.


Outlook Express organises this information from the 'Internet Accounts' window. To get to this window click on the 'Tools' menu and then select the menu item called 'Accounts...'


set up email account in outlook express


A new window will appear called 'Internet Accounts'. In this window a box with four 'tabs' at the top will be displayed. Click on the third tab labelled 'Mail' to show which accounts you have set-up for your system.


The picture of the window below already has an account displayed. Yours may not look exactly like this. If this is the first time you've used the program it's likely that you won't have any accounts set up yet.


add email account


To add an account click on the button at the top labelled 'Add' and a small box with some options will pop-up. In this box choose the option for 'Mail' to enter the wizard for a new email account.

- The first step is to enter your name. Once you've done this click on 'Next'.
- Now enter your email address and click 'Next'.
- The next window will now ask for your incoming and outgoing mail server addresses. Your address will be of the form "mail.domain.com" where you should relace domin with your domain name, e.g. mail.yourdomain.com. The incoming and outgoing servers will use the same address.


set up mail server names


Once you've entered the details click 'Next'. Now the window will be asking for your account name and password. This will be the username that Webtoil or the site administrator gave to you. e.g. name@yourdomain.com and then your normal account password.


set up account name and password


Now when you click 'Next' you will be taken to the finish screen. Click 'Finish'. To allow you to use your email account fully there is one change left to make. With the account you just created highlighted in blue click the 'Properties' button. Now click on the 'Servers' tab. Near the bottom of the window you will see the option for 'My server requires authentication'. Put a tick in the box next to it.


server requires authentication


Now click 'OK' and 'Close'. Your email account is now ready for use!