Configuration of Microsoft® Outlook® Express
Read on to know about the tips to configure Microsoft Outlook Express in your system.
Outlook Express can be considered as an e-mail cum news client that is widely popular among the users. The e-mail client of MS Outlook Express from Microsoft incorporates much of the new functionality that has emerged in the near future, principally areas such as RSS feeds and blogs. The client doubles as an RSS reader with the ability to read and forward RSS feeds within the standard client window. All the normal features expected in an RSS reader may be present such as drag and drop to folders, read and unread posts, and folders to manage subscriptions with the option to map several feeds to a single folder. Outlook Express is said as a different application from MS Office Outlook. The similar names of Outlook and Outlook Express may lead to confusions that Outlook Express is a stripped down version of MS Office Outlook. Outlook Express also uses the Windows address book for storing the contact information and binds tightly with it.
Following are the tips for setting up and configuring Windows outlook express in the computer, its common issues and ways to avoid them during the process:
- Tips to configure
- Common issues
- Ways to avoid
Tips to configure
Firstly, open Outlook Express and click 'Tools', then click 'Accounts'. Now click 'Add', then click 'Mail' and input the profile information and then click 'Next'. Then use the drop down menu in the next screen to select the e-mail server type. Now enter the incoming and outgoing server addresses. Enter the account name and password. Then click on the e-mail account, then click 'Properties' and use proper authentication to send e-mails. To finish the process, click the box labeled 'My server requires authentication', then click 'OK'. Thus, the e-mail account is ready to use.
The display of some error messages on the screen is the main problem occurring during the process of set-up and configuration of Outlook Express. The error messages are undesirable and these things can be caused by the improper follow up of the correct procedure. The incompletion of the authentication process is the other problem reported. These issues can be avoided by the careful observation of such minor issues.
There are several tips for the efficient completion of the configuration process. While clicking the box labeled 'Remember password' the user may not have to type the password every time to view the e-mail. The securing of the Password Authentication shall be done without any errors as it may affect the completion of the process. It is recommended to follow the steps and sequences in the procedure of configuration correctly.
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