Though unpopular with some users because of its lack of security and standards compliance, Outlook Express is the world's most prolific email client. All users of Microsoft Windows have access to a version of it.
Setting Up Outlook Express
Instructions for setting up Outlook Express will appear here.
- Open Outlook Express.
- From the Tools menu, select Accounts:
- Click the Add button and select the Mail... option:
- Type your name in the space provided, and click the Next button:
- Type in email address you are creating the account for, and click the Next button:
- Choose either POP3 or IMAP in the drop-down box and then fill in the incoming and outgoing mail server information. Both will be mail. followed by your domain name. Click the Next button when you are done:
- LASTLY, if you are using IMAP, tell Outlook Express that your IMAP folder name is Inbox - or nothing will work.
- Type your full email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org .. the whole thing) in the space provided for Account Name. You no longer need to use something like m9999999 like the example shown in the screenshot. Type in your password, check the Remember password checkbox, and click the Next button:
- Click the Finish button:
- Make sure the new account is highlighted, and click the Properties button:
- On the Servers tab, put a check by My server requires authentication:
- Click the Apply button and close the Internet Accounts window. Outlook Express is now setup to send and receive email.
SMTP Port 587 is the alternate for (blocked) port 25
On the Advanced tab, change port 25 to 587, if your ISP blocks port 25.
It is the alternate port that DreamHost apparently makes available, just for that case.