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How to Configure your E-Mail Program

Microsoft Outlook

This page provides instructions for configuring Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express account email

Microsoft Outlook 2000

  1. From the Tools pull-down menu select the Accounts option.

  2. Select the Mail tab.

  3. Select Add and then Mail from the list provided.

  4. Follow the instructions provided by the wizard. Some tips are provided below:

    • Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server
      This is typically your domain name, for example

    • Select either POP3 or IMAP

      If you are unsure which to select, we recommend you select POP.

    • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server
      This is typically your domain name, for example

    • Account Name
      This should be your e-mail user name, for example bob for an e-mail address of

    • Password
      This is be the password you associated with the Account Name above.

  5. Check the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) Box

  6. Click More Settings.

  7. Check the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication box. Use the same settings as your incoming mail server for SMTP-Auth.

Microsoft Outlook Express

The following instructions will guide you through the process of configuring Microsoft Outlook Express to check your email.

  1. Start Outlook Express and select Accounts from the Tools menu.

  2. You will see a listing of all the different accounts that you have Outlook Express configured to use. Click on Add and select Mail... to add a new email account.

  3. The Account Wizard will start up and guide you through the configuration process. Use the following information from your Virtual Server when prompted by the wizard.

    • When prompted for your E-mail address, enter your username at your Host domain name (for example, username@MY-DOMAIN.NAME.
    • When asked for your Type of mail server, select either POP3 or IMAP.
    • Use your Host domain name for the Incoming Mail and Outgoing Mail servers.
    • Use your username as the POP account name.
    • Use the password associated with your account username as the Password.

  4. When you finish with the wizard, it will return you to the Internet Accounts window. Your e-mail account will be displayed. It is now ready to receive e-mail via POP or IMAP (depending on which configuration you selected).

  5. Highlight the account and click the Properties button. The Properties Window displays.

  6. Click the Servers tab and select the My server requires Authentication box at the bottom of the window. Click the Settings button, the Outgoing Mailserver window displays.

  7. Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server and Click OK. Outlook Express is now configured to send e-mail via SMTP.



Setting up Eudora to retrieve your mail is pretty simple. As seen below, this step by step setup will help you get your mail.

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Within Eudora, Select "Tools" and then Select "Options".

  1. Within the Tool Bar on the left side of the Box, Select "Getting Started"
  2. Enter your POP Account Information, example
    (the following two steps are optional)
  3. Enter your Real Name, example John Doe
  4. Enter your Return Address, example

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After completing the first section, Select "Hosts" within the Tool Bar.

  1. Verify that the POP Account information is correct.
  2. Enter your Internet Service Provider's SMTP Mail Server information.
    ( is the SMTP Mail Server for that Internet Service Provider)

    Note: Our UNIX web hosting customers can use our SMTP server if you need to have your outgoing e-mail look as if it originated from your domain instead of from an ISP.


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If you have multiple accounts within the same domain name, you make use this feature to download the mail as that user. All what is needed is the basic e-mail account information and to save the information within Eudora.



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