Windows 98 Basics

How to Setup Outlook Express for Internet Mail

With Outlook Express, you can read your e-mail messages and participate in newsgroups from the same program. If you have more than one e-mail account, such as a work account and a home account, you can read both sets of messages. In addition, Outlook Express enables several people to use e-mail and newsgroup services on the same computer. For example, each member of your family can establish an identity in Outlook Express so that they each have their own e-mail accounts, mail folders, and address book on the same computer.










To add a new Internet e-mail account in Outlook Express.

1. In Outlook Express, click Accounts on the Tools menu.
2. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.
3. In the Display Name box, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message, and then click Next.
4.In the E-mail Address box, type the e-mail address for the account that you are using (for example, ""), and then click Next.
5. Under E-mail Server Names, click the appropriate incoming e-mail server type ( For K-Net the type is [POP3] ), and then type the names of your incoming and outgoing e-mail servers. K-NET mail - type for incoming and outgoing .Click Next.
6.Type your POP account name and password in the POP Account Name and Password boxes.


7. In the Internet Mail Account Name box; type a name to identify the mail account that you are configuring. This is known as the "friendly" name for the account. Click Next. Click Finish.

Working with multiple identities

If more than one person uses your computer for e-mail, you can each have a separate mailbox in Outlook Express. By creating an identity for each person, you can have your own accounts, messages, contacts, and folders. You can switch between multiple identities without having to shut down your computer or lose your Internet connection.

To set up multiple identities

1. On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Add New Identity.
2. Enter the name of the new user.
3. Click Ask me for a password when I start to enter a password if you want to include one for this user.Click OK.
4. When the Identity Added dialog box appears, click Yes.
5. Follow the instructions in the Internet Connection wizard to complete the identity. To switch to a different identity . On the File menu, click Switch Identity. 2. Select the user you want to switch to, and then click OK.

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