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Microsoft Outlook Express 5/6


Microsoft Outlook Express 5/6


Outlook Express is an email and news client that is included with Internet Explorer versions 4.0 through 6.0. As such, it is also bundled with several versions of Microsoft Windows, from Windows 98 to Windows Server 2003, and is available for Windows 3.x, Windows NT 3.51, Windows 95 and Mac OS 9. In Windows Vista, Outlook Express was superseded by Windows Mail, then again by Windows Live Mail as separate software in Windows 7. Microsoft Entourage, sold as part of Microsoft Office for Macintosh, has replaced the Macintosh version.

Outlook Express is a different application from Microsoft Office Outlook. The two programs do not share a common codebase, but do share a common architectural philosophy. The similar names lead many people to incorrectly conclude that Outlook Express is a stripped-down version of Microsoft Office Outlook. Outlook Express uses the Windows Address Book to store contact information and integrates tightly with it. On Windows XP, it also integrates with Windows Messenger.

Email account setup

After starting your Outlook Express select „Tools“ -> „Accounts…“.


The window „Internet Accounts" appears. Please click the „Add“ button and select „E-Mail…“


The Internet Connection Wizard opens up. Please enter your username.


Please enter your eMail address and click the „Next“ button.


Please enter the inbox server „pop3.ServerName.com“ as well as the outbox server "smtp.ServerName.com“ and click the „Next“ button.


Please enter the username and the according password and click the „Next“ button.


Click the „Finish“ button.


The window „Internet accounts“ opens up. Please select the „Properties“ button.


The window „pop3.ServerName.com Properties“ opens up. Please select the „Server“ tab.


You now see the settings which you have made with the wizard. Enable the checkbox „My server requires authentication“.

Please click the „OK“ button.

With that your eMail programm has been set up.

Changing of the displayed name of email account

If you use your user name (popxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) as default name during the email account setup under Microsoft Outlook, this name popxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [youremaill@address.com] will be displayed to the recipient of your email. To change the name of the sender, please proceed as follows:

Click on Tools -> Accounts...


Click on the tab Mail, choose your email account and click on Properties.


In "User information" your "popxxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" should be shown under "Name".


This is the name, that will be displayed to the recipient. You can change this value accordingly.