Outlook Express version 6 (IMAP)
To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express version 6:
Start Outlook Express. If this is the first time that you have started Outlook Express then you will automatically be presented with the Internet Connection Wizard. In this case skip the following two steps and start at Step 3. Otherwise, read on.
From the Tools menu select Accounts….
You will now see the Internet Accounts box. Click on the Mail Tab and then click Add > Mail….
The Internet Connection Wizard will now appear. Enter your name as you would like it to appear to recipients of your emails and press Next.
Enter your email address (the one we have assigned you) then press Next. NB Do not enter any spaces in the email address.
Set the incoming mail server to IMAP and enter the relevant details which you copied from the initial step at the start of this guide for both the Incoming Mail and Outgoing Mail then press Next.
In “Account name:” enter your email address (the one we have assigned you) and enter the password in the “Password:” field. Then press Next.
You will now see the new account in the Internet Accounts window. Click Properties.
Step 9 (optional)
This is a purely cosmetic change to help you distinguish this account from any others in the previous list and when viewing it during day to day use – this change will have no effect on emails you send.
Under the General tab, change the title of the “Mail Account” to something which distinguishes the account – we recommend your email address. Your name and email address will already be filled out, you can enter an organisation name if you wish – the ‘Reply Address’ is only used if you want people to reply to a different address than your own, usually this would be left blank.
Under the Servers tab check the box that says “My server requires authentication”, then click Settings. The settings should appear as shown in the second screenshot below – make sure that “Use same settings as my incoming mail server” is selected, then Click OK.
Click on the Advanced tab and ‘select’ (tick) “This server requires a secure connection (SSL)” for both the Outgoing mail (SMTP) and Incoming mail (IMAP). Note that the port numbers may change automatically when you check the box – this is fine.
Under the IMAP tab make sure the parameters are entered exactly as shown below. When finished press OK.
Close the Accounts window.
Outlook will now ask if you wish to download the folder list from the server – Click Yes.
Click OK on Show/Hide IMAP Folders screen.
You will return to Outlook – to store your settings please close Outlook Express and restart it – you will now be able to send and receive emails.