Setup Email in Outlook Express in Windows

Go into Outlook Express:

  • Double click on the Outlook Express icon on the Desktop. If you would like to connect to the Internet now, click on the Connect button in the Connect To window, otherwise click on Work Offline. If you have no Outlook Express icon on the Desktop, look under Start/Programs.

    If no account has been created before you may see the Internet Connection Wizard window. Skip to the Your Name step if the Internet Connection Wizard window appears after opening Outlook Express. Otherwise continue with the steps below:
  • Click on Tools -> Accounts.
  • In the Internet Accounts window click on the Mail tab. If you see some email accounts here you no longer need, you may remove them by highlighting them and clicking Remove. Then click Add and then Mail.
Your Name:
  • In the Display Name box enter your name. This name will appear on all e-mail messages sent. This is not your email address - usually it's your Full Name.
  • Click Next.
Internet E-mail Address:
  • In the E-mail address box enter your Desoto.Net e-mail address.
  • Click on Next.
E-mail Server Names:
  • For Incoming Mail (POP3) enter mail.desoto.net and for Outgoing mail (SMTP) enter mail.desoto.net (unless you are travelling and use our National Dialup service - then you can enter smtp.safepages.com for the Outgoing mail server - leave the incoming mail server at mail.desoto.net).
  • Click on Next.
Internet Mail Logon:
  • For Account name, the first part of your email should already be entered in here (do not include the @desoto.net part). In the Password box enter the password for your account.
  • Then click on Next.
Congratulations:
  • Click on Finish and then click on Close from the Internet Accounts window. Outlook Express is now set up to send and receive e-mail.