Setting Up Additional Accounts in Outlook Express

This tutorial may be useful when setting up additional accounts in Outlook Express.

For New accounts follow these steps:

  1. In the Main Menu, select Tools and then Accounts

  1. Click the Mail tab and select Add and then select Mail

  1. You will then proceed to the Internet Connection Wizard where you will need to follow the steps as shown below. (Replacing the examples provided with your information) Remember to click Next after following each step.

NOTE: If your activation letter notes a dedicated IP address and your account was setup after August 9, 2000 you should use pop.yourdomain.tld for the Incoming mail (POP3) server.

NOTE: When using xyourdomain-jane, remember to replace "jane" with the name of the mailbox you're wanting to add. Also note the VMIP (xyourdomain) must be all lowercase and is only required if you do not have a dedicated IP address. If your activation letter notes a dedicated IP address then the username is all that you should put here, without the VMIP-.

  1. After clicking Finish, Outlook will automatically check the mailbox that you've just added and supply you with any errors if you've entered information that is incorrect.  Assuming that you've entered the correct information and there's mail in the account you've just added, your messages will automatically download.

You can now go back and view what you've just created by going to the Tools menu, clicking Accounts, and selecting Mail. The end result should be something like the example below, but will show the information you provided when setting it up.