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Setting Up Outlook Express 4

  1. Open Outlook Express. If the "Help" wizard appears, you may close it. If necessary click on the INBOX.

    If the Internet Wizard starts then skip to step 5, the "Your Name" dialog box.

  2. Click on Tools, Accounts.

  3. Then click on the Mail tab.

    In the Internet Accounts box, click on MAIL. If this is the first time Outlook Express is being set up, a setup wizard will appear and ask you questions such as your name, your email address, etc.

  4. If another account is in the box that is not being used, or if you are "resetting" your account in Outlook, then remove the account and once the Internet Accounts box is blank, click ADD then MAIL.

    Then the Internet Connection Wizard will start.

  5. Enter your name here. This can be any name you want the people you send Emails to see you as. Once done, click NEXT.

  6. Click "I already have an e-mail address I'd like to use" and enter your Hypercon e-mail address. Once done, click NEXT.

  7. Incoming mail server type:
    Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server:
    Outging mail (SMTP) server:

    Once done, click NEXT.

  8. Select "Log on using." Enter the POP Account Name as your username (your username is the first part of your Email address before the @ sign). In Password, put in your Hypercon password. Click NEXT.

  9. You may put in a name here if you wish to describe your account. However, you can simply click NEXT and proceed.

  10. Click "Connect using my phone line."

  11. If you have more than one Internet Provider, make sure that Hypercon (or whatever your Hyperconnections connection is called) is highlighted (i.e. blue) by clicking on it.

  12. Click FINISH.

  13. At this point, you are returned to the Internet Accounts screen. From this screen, click on or highlight the mail account just created and click on the Properties button to the right.

  14. On the Account Properties screen, you are presented with the General tab when the screen appears, but you are not required to make any changes on the General screen. Click on the Servers tab at the top.

  15. On the Servers tab, you need to check the box labeled, "My server requires authentication". Once this box is checked, click on the Settings button to the right.

  16. Make sure that "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" has been selected. Click on the OK button when you are finished.

  17. At the Account Properties screen, click on the Close button to return to the main Accounts Screen. Click close to return to the main Outlook Express screen.

  18. If you are experiencing odd disconnects whenever you check your Email, then check the following. Click on Tools, Options.

  19. If you would like to have your E-Mail checked for automatically, then put a check in the "Check for new messages every 16 minutes(s). When finished with this dialog box, then Click on the Dial Up tab.

  20. Make sure "Dial this connection:" and your Hypercon dial-up is selected. Make sure "Hang up when finished sending, receiving, or downloading" is not checked or it will hang up after checking mail.

  21. Click on the Spelling tab. You may also wish to check "Always check spelling before sending".


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