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How to setup Outlook Express for Mac to check your Email

Outlook Express is a popular email client available on both Windows and Mac. This tutorial shows you how to configure Outlook Express to retrieve mail from your email account. The following screen shots are taken with Mac Outlook Express.

Make sure you have created your email address in the Hosting Manager before setting it up in Outlook Express.

Once you have, continue below.

Setting up Outlook Express for Mac

These are the steps you need to follow to set up Outlook Express for Mac to check your email:

Step 1. Open Outlook Express.
Step 2. Go to the Tools menu and choose Accounts.
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Step 3. Click on New, then Add a new account.
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Step 4. The Account Setup Assistant will open. Type your name, and click the right arrow at the bottom of the window on the right-hand side.
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Step 5. Enter your email address (yourname@yourdomain.com). Click the right arrow at the bottom of the window.
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Step 6. On this page, select IMAP as your incoming server type and enter the incoming and outgoing mail servers. Click the right arrow at the bottom of the window.
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  Below is a description of the fields:
 
Incoming mail server Standard settings are mail.mydomain.com (Replace mydomain.com with your actual domain).
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) We recommend using the Outgoing Mail Server Name of your current Internet Server Provider (ISP). Alternatively you can use mail.mydomain.com (Replace mydomain.com with your actual domain).
Step 7. On the Internet Mail Logon screen, you need to fill in the fields, and click the right arrow at the bottom of the window.
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  Below is a description of the fields:
 
Account ID Enter your full email address.
Password Enter the password you use for this email address. You may tick Save password.
Step 8. Give your account a name (something like My Company Email) so you'll know which account you're checking if you decide to set up more than one account (to check more than one email address).

Tick the box marked Include this account in my "Send & Receive All" schedule. Click Finish.

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Step 9. You should see the following window pop up.
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Step 10. Click on the File menu and choose Close.
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Step 11. Click Send & Receive All. You should then receive all your new email.
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Congratulations, you have added your email account to Outlook Express for Mac. You should now be able to use it to manage your email account.

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