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This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Outlook Express® to work with your e-mail account. This tutorial focuses on setting up Microsoft These instructions are based on Outlook Express 6.2 for Windows, although other versions are similar.

Tip: make sure that the program you are using is Microsoft Outlook Express, and not Microsoft Outlook. These two similarly named programs have different set up instructions. Be sure you see the word "Express" on the screen when you start the program. (If you're using Microsoft Outlook, please try one of the other links listed above.

1. Start Outlook Express

Start the Outlook Express program from your Start menu.

2. Open the Internet Accounts window

In Outlook Express, click Tools, then Accounts from the menu bar.

3. The Internet Accounts window appears.

On the right-hand side, click Add, then Mail.

4. The Internet Connection Wizard window appears.

The wizard first asks for your name. This is the name that other people will see when you send them e-mail. It should usually be your real name, such as John Smith or Joan of Arc.

Enter the name you want other people to see when you send them e-mail, then click Next.

5. The wizard asks for your Internet E-mail Address.

Enter your e-mail address, then click Next. The address must be the e-mail address of the POP mailbox you created in your account management control panel.

6. The wizard asks for your E-mail Server Names.

Leave the server type as POP3 and type mail.newportnet.com as the name of both your incoming and outgoing server, then click Next.

7. The wizard asks for your Internet Mail Logon.

Your logon is your e-mail address and password.
Type your account name. (The account name must be all lowercase.)
Type your e-mail password, which is the password you chose for this e-mail account.

If you wish, check the Remember password box so you don't have to type it each time you send or receive e-mail.

Do NOT check the "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" box. E-mail will not work if you check that box.

Click Next when finished.

8. The final screen of the wizard appears.

When you see this window, click Finish.

While the wizard has collected the basic information needed to receive e-mail, a couple of other changes are needed to make sure that you can send mail. Continue with the steps below to finish setting up Outlook Express.

9. Open the Properties window for your new account.

The Internet Accounts window should still be open. Highlight the new e-mail account and click Properties.

10. The Properties window appears.

Click the Servers tab and check My server requires authentication.

The window should look like this:

Click Settings; Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server - in certain cases where this doesn’t work you may need to click on log on using and:

Type Account Name (which will be your full e-mail address)
Type Password (which will be your email address password)

Also, note that you should not check Log On Using Secure Password Authentication.

The window should look like this:

11. Verify the SMTP port number.

Verifying the SMTP port number ensures that your ISP will not block outgoing mail connections to our mail servers.

Click the Advanced tab.

Verify the "Outgoing mail (SMTP)" port number is 25 and the incoming server is 110.

If you use more than one method to read your e-mail (for example, if you read mail on more than one computer, or if you sometimes read e-mail using our Webmail pages as well), you should also check Leave a copy of messages on server, setting it for at least a few days. This makes sure that mail you read in Outlook Express will be seen by the other computer or Webmail.

You're finished! From now on, any mail that arrives should stay on the server, and you should be able to see it in your other mail program or Webmail. (If you're using another mail program, you'll probably want to setup that program to leave a copy of your messages on the server, too.)

12. Close the setup windows.

You're finished! Try sending yourself a test e-mail message to make sure it works.

NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Outlook Express® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.