This tutorial assumes you have already created your new email account in your web hosting account, typically through your hosting company.

Star by clicking the TOOLS link.

Then click ACCOUNTS.

The INTERNET ACCOUNTS window appears.

Click the ADD button.

Then, click MAIL.

Enter the NAME as you would like it to appear in the FROM column of outgoing emails.

Click the NEXT button.

Now enter your NEW EMAIL ADDRESS in the box provide.d

Click NEXT.

Now you have to enter your incoming (POP3) and OUTGOING (SMTP) server names.

These server names will have been provided to you in your welcome email and often times are simply

CHOOSE POP3 for the mail server settings then enter the information in the provided boxes.

Click NEXT.

Now enter the EMAIL USER NAME as provided to you by your hosting provider. This may be the entire email address or just the username prefix.

Now enter your EMAIL PASSWORD

Click NEXT.

Click FINISH to complete the wizard.

Click the email account you just created.

Click  the PROPERTIES button.

Change the NAME of the email account to something more recognizable.

Enter an ORGANIZATION name in the provided box, if applicable.

Enter a REPLY TO address in the provided box.

Click the SERVERS tab.

Click the box for SMTP AUTHENTICATION. SMTP authentication means Outlook Express will login to your mail server even when sending emails (not just receiving) ensuring that you are the only one that can send emails from your account.


Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming (POP3) servers, so just leave this selected.

Click OK.

Click APPLY so your changes take effect, then click OK.

Click the CLOSE button.

That’s it! You’ve now set up an email address in Outlook Express.

Setting up email in Outlook Express