Checking your Outlook Express 4 Configuration
Having problems with Outlook Express 4? This page will
help you make sure your Outlook Express 4 is setup correctly. If you have
never used Outlook Express before, you should go here.
In the Outlook Express main window, click Tools-->Accounts.
The Internet Accounts window will pop up. You need to
click on the mail tab.
If you do not see an account listed in the white box, then you
need to click Add-->Mail. This will bring up the setup wizard.
For help with the setup wizard, click here.
If you see more than one account listed, and you do not have more than one email
address, you need to delete the extra accounts by selecting the account name,
and then clicking the 'Remove button'.
Also check that the Type column says 'mail (default)' (see example
above). If it only says 'mail', click the account name, and then click the 'Set as Default' button
to change it.
Next, click on the account name once and then select the Properties
button. Your KansasNet email account properties window will open. In
this window, you see the Account Name which you can call whatever you want, but
a good example can be seen below (johndoe:mail.kansas.net). Next
make sure your real name and email address appear correctly in the appropriate
boxes. You may also fill in the Organization box. The Reply Address
field should be left blank, unless your reply to address is different from your
email address. Make sure a check appears in the checkbox 'Include this
account when doing a full Send and Receive'.
Next click the Servers tab at the top. In the
'Incoming mail (POP3)' and 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' fields type mail.kansas.net
Next choose Log on using and in the Account Name field, type your username. Note: if your email address
is firstname.lastname@example.org, then your username is johndoe. If you
do not want Outlook Express to ask you for your password everytime you check
mail, then type your password in the Password field. DO NOT CHECK 'Log on using Secure Password Authentication' or
'My server requires authentication'.
Next click the Connection tab. Make sure to select
'Connect using my phone line' if you are
using a modem to dial up to KansasNet, then select your dial-up connection KansasNet
the list. If you are on a Local Area Network and have continuous
internet access, then select 'Connect using my local area network (LAN)'.
Next click the Security tab. Just make sure the
Security Properties appear as below.
Finally, click the Advanced tab. Make sure your
Advanced Properties appear as below. The Outgoing mail (SMTP) port number
should be 25 and the Incoming mail (POP3) port number should be 110.
DO NOT CHECK any of the checkboxes on this window. For more information
about the checkbox 'Leave a copy of messages on server', please click here.
That's it! Now just click the OK button and then
click Close in the Internet Accounts window. Outlook Express should
now be properly configured.
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