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How do I configure Outlook and Outlook Express for my E-Mail Accounts?

The following article explains how to download mail from your hostmysite.com account using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.

Outlook

  1. In Outlook, go to the Tools menu and click on Email Accounts.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  2. Select Add a new email account and then click Next.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  3. Select POP3 and then click Next.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  4. Enter your email information:
    Your Name: your name
    Email Address: the email address the messages will be sent from
    Incoming Mail server (POP3): mail.domainname.xyz
    Outgoing Mail server (SMTP): mail.domainname.xyz
    User Name: the email address used to log into the webmail interface
    Password: the password for the email address
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  5. Click on More Settings and select the Outgoing Server Tab.
  6. Check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  7. Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  8. Click Ok. Click Next. Click Finish.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail

Outlook Express

  1. In Outlook Express, go to the Tools menu. Click on Accounts…
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  2. A box will appear. Click Add and select Mail.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  3. Enter your name as you want it to appear on your emails and click Next.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  4. Put in your email address, which consists of a user you set up in webmail and @yourdomain.xyz, and then click Next.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  5. Set the server type as POP3.
  6. For incoming and outgoing mail servers, enter mail.yourdomain.xyz (where yourdomain.xyz is your domain name and extension such as .com).
  7. Click on Next.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  8. Enter your email address for the Account Name. Enter the password you set for this account.
    Note: Do NOT check the box “Log on using Secure Password Authentication”.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  9. Click Next and then click Finish. After you click Finish, you should see the following window. If not, go to the Tools menu, and click on Accounts. After clicking Accounts the window will appear. In this window, click on your domain until it is highlighted, then click on Properties.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  10. When the next screen appears, click on the Servers tab. Under Outgoing Mail Server, check the box next to My server requires authentication. Click Okay. Note: You MUST do this step so you can send mail from your domain.
    configure Outlook and Outlook Express on E-mail
  11. Now, you’re ready to send and receive mail. To set up multiple accounts, follow these steps again.

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