Outlook Express: Guidelines for email account setup

This step-by-step article describes how to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to add a new Internet e-mail account.

Website: Microsoft Outlook Express - http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/oe/
License: Freeware
Download: Microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

Sample Configuration parameter:

User Information:

Your name: Name Surname

Email address: user [at] your-domain [dot] co [dot] za

Server Information:

Incoming (POP3) mail server: mail.your-domain.co.za (port 110)

Outgoing (SMTP) mail server: Use one that fits your internet connection type:

  • Telkom (ADSL) - smtp.saix.net
  • Telkom (Dialup) - smtp.saix.co.za
  • IS ADSL - smtp.isdsl.net
  • MTM 3G - mail.mtn.co.za
  • Vodacom 3G - smtp.vodacom.co.za
  • I-Burst - smtp.wbs.co.za
  • Sentech - smtp.sentechsa.com

Account name: user [at] your-domain [dot] com

Password: mailbox password

(where 'your-domain.co.za' is the name of your registered domain with Syneco)

Guidelines for email account setup:

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook/Express

  2. Select ‘Tools’ from the top menu bar

  3. Select ‘Accounts’

  4. Select the ‘Mail’ tab

  5. Click the ‘Add’ button; Select ‘Mail’; The Internet Connection Wizard will appear

    Microsoft Outlook Express - Add new account

  6. Enter your name (to appear in your emails)

    Microsoft Outlook Express - Enter your name

  7. Enter your email address

    Microsoft Outlook Express - Enter your email address

  8. Enter the email server names information as per sample configuration above

    Microsoft Outlook Express - Enter your POP and SMTP server details

  9. Enter you Account Name as user [at] your-domain [dot] co [dot] za and Password

    Microsoft Outlook Express - Enter your username and password

  10. Your Outlook/Express mail program should now be set up

    Microsoft Outlook Express - Completed

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