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Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2000, XP or 2003 for your POP3 email

These screen shots were taken under Windows XP with Outlook 2003.

  1. Open Outlook
  2. From the "Tools" menu, choose "E-mail Accounts..."

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  3. In the E-mail Accounts window click, select "Add a new e-mail account" and click on next

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  4. Select "POP3" as your server type, then click next

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  5. Enter "Your Name" as either your name or your company's name.
  6. Type in the "E-mail Address" which we have allocated to you.
    For example: info@yourdomainname.co.uk
  7. Your incoming mail server (POP3) is "pop.webspaceinvaders.co.uk".
  8. Your outgoing mail server (SMTP) is "smtp.webspaceinvaders.co.uk".
    Customers using a Wanadoo/Freeserve internet account MUST set their outgoing mail server to "smtp.freeserve.com". All other SMTP servers are blocked by this Internet Service Provider.
  9. Your User Name is as allocated by us, and sually matches your full email address.
  10. Your Password is as supplied by us. (If you have forgotten either of these details, please phone us for help)
  11. Make sure the "Remember password" option is ticked (screen shot)
  12. Click on more settings

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  13. Select the outgoing server tab, and tick (checkbox) the option "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".
    Customers using an AOL internet account must also do the following:

    Select the advanced tab, and change the number next to "Outgoing server (SMTP)" from 25 to 587

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    The default port number 25 is filtered by AOL, and may cause your outgoing emails to be blocked!

  14. Click on ok

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  15. Click on next

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  16. Click finish to close the window.

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You are now ready to send and receive email from your account.