POP & SMTP Settings in Outlook Express
Plus List of Pop and Smtp ISP Settings (below)
by Karl Davis
Add Email Account
Open Outlook Express and from the Tools menu, click Accounts. Click Add Mail and then Type in your Display Name (When you Send Email, your name will appear in the From field of the outgoing message).Click Next and insert your email address. Click Next and then select from the pull-down menu Pop3 where it says "MY Incoming Mail Pop Server is.....(POP3) server. e.g. type in pop.lineone.net.
Now do the same for the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server. e.g. smtp.lineone.net. Click Next and type in your Account Name and your password and click Next and then follow the prompts.
Ensure you are connected online and hopefully the server will download your email and you will be ready to send and receive etc.
The connection settings or account information provided to you by your ISP or system administrator might be incorrect, or the ISP's servers or software might not be working properly, so check them carefully for mistakes.
If your settings match the ISP information, and you still cannot receive or send email contact your ISP to verify that you have the correct information and that the ISP servers are operating correctly.
Before contacting your ISP, you can create a log of the commands that have been sent to and from your e-mail servers. This can be useful for troubleshooting.
Create A Log File
On the Tools
menu, click Options.
can get quite large. When you finish troubleshooting, make sure you clear
this option using the steps provided above.
Unwanted Spam Messages or Blocking messages from a sender or domain
You can block messages from a particular sender or domain. The domain is the name following the @ symbol in an e-mail address.
From your e-mail Inbox select a message from a sender you want to block. On the Message menu, click Block Sender.
block a sender or domain, no e-mail or news message from that sender or
domain will arrive in your Inbox or in the news messages you read. E-mail
from blocked senders goes directly into your Delete folder. Newsgroup
messages from blocked senders are not displayed, Blocking a sender applies
to standard POP e-mail only. It does not apply to HTTP e-mail or IMAP
Remember that you can add several email accounts in Outlook Express, You can receive any email account from any dial-up normally but you must remember to change the smtp setting for outgoing mail to the isp you are dialed into for each account. e.g. I have a lineone Email Account, but I use Aol to connect as my ISP so I specify my settings as follows:
Incoming Mail (POP3) pop.lineone.net
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) smtp.compuserve.com
List of (known) Pop and Smtp ISP Settings
Remember the SMTP server names are completely irrelevant, unless you dial up into the ISP that operates it !
is also authenticated SMTP with orange allowing sending of mail to non-orange
accounts so it's a totally free email solution with no ISP buy in required.
Cix (now Nextra)
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