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Setting up Outlook Express

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by andloumeg, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. andloumeg

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    his may seem a stupid question, but how do I set up Outlook express so that I can get all of my Emails from AOL (my ISP)
    It says in the help file about putting in the server address etc, but i don;'t know where I get that info from....
    Please help, as I am fed up using the stupid AOL system
     
  2. Pack Dude

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    its not hard.
    heres the link that goes through it all
    this is the settings for Outlook Express.

    In outlook express goto Tools/Accounts then add/mail..
    A box should pop up

    Type in your name you want to use when sending your e-mails. press next
    Type in your AOL address you want to use. press next
    On this part you MUST change "my incoming mail server is" to IMAP, in its drop down menu, also.
    Enter the ‘Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:’ as follows:
    imap.uk.aol.com

    and the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:' as follows:
    smtp.uk.aol.com

    press next

    Type in your user name E.G. johnsmith. and password, press next
    and then finish

    It might ask you if you want to download the folders to go with the account preess ok. you will see the new folders download and be added to outlook express.

    there is one last setting to change.

    Again, click on the Tools menu on the toolbar, and select Accounts…
    On the ‘Internet Accounts’ window, ensure you are on the Mail tab.
    Highllight your AOL account

    Click on the Properties button on the right.

    Click on the Servers tab.

    Beneath the 'Outgoing Mail Server' section, click on 'My server requires authentication' checkbox

    Click Apply

    Click on the IMAP tab and untick the 'Store special folders on IMAP server' option.

    click apply then ok

    I think thats all :) i hope i got all that right! anyway its all on the link at the top.
     
  3. Mr. Wilby

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    Also, might like to consider Mozilla Thunderbird (opensource, free). Its getting pretty good now and doesn't have some of the nastier (read "bugs/exploits/security issues") of OE.

    http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/

    I believe
     

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