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Outlook Express 5.0 for Macintosh - Adding an Email Account
  • Article ID: 34730
  • Last modified date: October 21, 2009 11:10
  • Email Client: Outlook Express (5.0 5.5 6.0)
  • Email Operating System(s):
Summary

Important Note

To configure Outlook Express for SMTP Authentication (smtpauth.earthlink.net), you will need to use version 5.06 or higher.

How to Set Up Outlook Express 5.0 for Macintosh to Send and Receive Email

  1. You will need the server settings for your e-mail address. Go to http://support.earthlink.net/support/BROWSEHELP/email/ to get these settings.

  2. Open Outlook Express.




  3. Select I already have an Internet e-mail account, but I have never used that account on this computer; or I have used another program but I don't want to import anything from that program.




  4. Click the Right Arrow button.

  5. In the Display Name field, type your name.




  6. Click the Right Arrow button.

  7. In the E-mail address field, type your full EarthLink email address (e.g., johndoe@earthlink.net ).




  8. Click the Right Arrow button.

  9. Click the arrow box on the My incoming mail server is a(n) pop-up list and choose POP.

  10. In the Incoming mail (POP, IMAP) server field, type your Incoming mail server (POP).

    Important: Refer to step 1 to find out the email server settings for your email address.

  11. In the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server field, type smtpauth.earthlink.net.




  12. Click the Right Arrow button.

  13. In the Account ID field, type your full EarthLink email address (e.g., johndoe@earthlink.net).

  14. In the Password field, type your email password.





  15. Click the Right Arrow button.

  16. In the Account name field, type your full EarthLink email address (e.g., johndoe@earthlink.net).

  17. Click the Finish button.




  18. From the Tools menu, choose Accounts.




  19. Double-click your mail account in the Accounts list.




  20. Click the Click here for advanced sending options button.




  21. Check the box next to Override default SMTP port and type 587 in the box.

  22. Check the box next to SMTP server requires authentication.

  23. Select Log on using.

  24. In the Account ID field, type your full EarthLink email address (e.g., johndoe@earthlink.net).

  25. In the Password field, type your password.

  26. Check the box next to Save password.

  27. Close the Advanced sending options window.


     


    Note: Port 587 will work on any ISP network. As a last resort, if all else fails, you can convert back to port 25; however port 25 will only work if you are connected to the Earthlink Network, so it should only be used if all else fails.

  28. Click the OK button.


 

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