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set-up mail accounts
set-up outlook express pop accounts
set-up outlook express imap accounts
frequently asked questions
glossary of internet terms

Set up your local machine:
Imap Accounts

To set up am IMAP account follow the instructions on the 'set-up mail accounts' page. This initial set-up of your server is identical for both Pop & IMAP accounts, however, creation of an IMAP at the server takes a while longer than Pop accounts which are generated instantly. Allow up to a maximum of 1 hour before you check that the IMAP is operational.

Get Started: Open Outlook Express and click Tools in the top navigation bar.
Select Accounts, make sure that the 'Mail' tab is open and click Add> Mail

The Internet Connection Wizard screen will launch. Follow the instructions on the screen..type in the name that you want others to see when they receive mail from you.. click Next..

As you have decided to open an IMAP account, (see the getting started guide to decide which is the best alternative for you) click on the drop-down box against 'My incoming server is a .......server' and select IMAP.

Enter the web address for your incoming mail in the format of your domain name. Your ISP should give you the SMTP server details. Click Next.

The account name must be entered in the format shown below; accountname@domainname.com (or co.uk etc). Enter your password and tick the remember password boxes and SPA boxes to your preference. If you leave the 'remember password' box blank you will be prompted to log in every time you check your email.

Clicking Next will bring you to the Congratulations page - however don't get too excited. There is some more to do before you can use these accounts.

Click 'Properties' in the Internet Accounts box that remains on the screen and follow the directions on the screen.
You have the choice of ticking the box for including the account when receiving mail or synchronizing.
If you choose to leave it unticked, you will only be able to use the account for sending outgoing mail. Mail coming into the account will NOT be received from your remote server.



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Last modified: August 14, 2006