Using outlook express

  lonelyenigma 01:22 03 Nov 2003

When I try to set up my account, something concerning incoming mail sever with "POP, SMTP..." pops up. What are they? I already have an email address @yahoo, but this server doesn't provide the outlook express service. SO I can't set up my account after all.
Could anyone please help me. I would appreciate it very much, and...send a little present.

  hugh-265156 01:34 03 Nov 2003

who is your internet service provider?

you need the pop (read)server and smtp (send) server info from them.

enter it into tools/accounts/mail/properties/servers

  beeuuem 01:35 03 Nov 2003

From the Yahoo help page at click here
Microsoft Outlook Express
Outlook Express allows you to add a new email account to your existing profile. This means you do not have to replace your current settings in order to send and receive Yahoo! Mail messages. Here's how:
From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
Select the "Mail" tab.
Click the "Add" button.
From the Add menu, click "Mail."
In the text box labeled Display Name, type your name and click "Next."
In the Email Address box, type your Yahoo! Mail address (be sure to include "") and click "Next."
Under "My incoming mail server is a..." select "POP3."
Type "" in the Incoming Mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) Server box.
Type "" in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server box.
Click "Next."
In the Account Name box, type your Yahoo! Mail ID (your email address without the "").
In the Password box, type your Yahoo! Mail password.
If you want Outlook Express to remember your password, check the "Remember password" box.
Do not check the boxes labeled "Log on using Secure..."
Click "Next."
Click "Finish."

Important: The Yahoo! Mail SMTP server now requires authentication. To turn this setting on:
From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
Select the "Mail" tab.
Double-click the account labeled ""
Select the "Servers" tab.
Check the box next to "My Server Requires Authentication."
Click "OK."

To control deletion of messages from the Yahoo! Mail Server:
From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
Select the "Mail" tab.
Double-click the account labeled ""
Select the "Advanced" tab.
In the Delivery section at the bottom of the window, check "Leave a copy of messages on server" if you want to save your Yahoo! Mail messages on the Yahoo! Mail server as well as on your local computer. Do not check this box if you want your messages to be deleted from the Yahoo! Mail server once you have received them in Outlook Express.

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