Outlook Express

Outlook Express 6 (OE 6) is the default Windows XP email and newsgroup client. It's integrated with Internet Explorer 6 and looks almost identical to its previous version, Outlook Express 5, which was integrated with IE 5.x.

Setting Up Accounts with OE 6

When you start OE 6 for the first time, you are prompted to create mail and newsgroup accounts, which will then be displayed in the OE 6 Folder view along the left side of the OE 6 interface.

To create a mail account, you need the following information:

  • Your name as you wish it to appear in outgoing messages

  • Your email address

  • Your mail server type— HTTP: used for Hotmail and other Web-based mail services, POP3: used for most ISP-based and some corporate mail services, or IMAP: ...

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