Availing Your Mail Account In Outlook Express

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Computer users may remember one of the earliest operating systems from Windows, Windows 98. Beginning with Windows 98, Outlook Express was integrated with Windows operating systems. Outlook Express was available from the versions like Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. By availing Outlook Express, users may access mails available in the webmail. However, only after the successful configuration, your mails present on the webmail will be available on Microsoft Outlook Express. By following the below mentioned Outlook Express help guidelines, the successful configuration can be performed.

Steps to follow

  • Open Microsoft Outlook Express present in the computer. From the Outlook window, choose Tools and select Accounts.
  • From the window of Internet Accounts, choose the tab by the name Mail. Select Add, and choose Mail.
  • The window of Internet Connect Wizard will appear. Into the field of Display name, type in the name that is to appear on the mail and choose Next.
  • In the box of E-mail address, type in the email address and choose Next.
  • In the window of E-mail Server Names, from the list of My incoming mail server, choose POP3 or IMAP.
  • For the account type, choose POP3 or IMAP. Type in the password and email ID in the boxes corresponding to Password and Account Name. Choose the Next button and then Finish.
  • From the Internet Accounts wizard, choose the account and select Properties.
  • From the Properties window, choose the tab by the name Servers, choose My server requires authentication. Check mark the check box corresponding to Use Same Settings As My Incoming Mail Server.
  • Choose the tab by the name Advanced.
  • For the settings of Outgoing Server,

Without SSL, the port number should be either 80 or 3535.

With SSL, the port number should be 465.

  • Check mark the check box corresponding to This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL).
  • For the settings of incoming server,
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Port number for IMAP without SSL should be 143

Port number for IMAP for SSL should be 993

Port number for POP without SSL should be 110

Port number for POP for SSL should be 995

Check mark the check box corresponding to This Server Requires An Encrypted Connection (SSL).

  • Choose OK. Restart the computer to bring about the changes.

By following the above mentioned Outlook Express help guidelines, you will be easily able to view webmail emails in Outlook Express.

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Steps To Configure Your Work Email In Outlook Express

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If you have Windows XP operating system on your computer, you would have come across Outlook Express. This is an email client program from Microsoft, which comes preinstalled in this operating system. Now, in this Outlook Express help section, we will find out how to configure your work email with the Outlook Express email client.

Steps Involved

The first step before you start configuring Outlook Express is to contact your email administrator or internet service provider. You require some information for configuring Outlook Express. When you contact your email administrator or internet service provider, find out whether the company uses a POP3 account or IMAP for its emails. Next, find out the incoming mail server address and outgoing mail server address. It is also necessary to find out whether the internet service provider uses a Secure Password Authentication for the email account. Once you obtain the above information, follow the steps given below.

  • Launch Outlook Express from its desktop shortcut and click the option Tools.
  • From the sub menu, click Accounts. This launches the window for Internet Accounts.
  • Click the second tab in the Internet Accounts window, which is Mail.
  • Choose the option Add and then click Mail.
  • Enter Display name: and click Next.
  • Choose whether your account is POP3 or IMAP in the next window. Also choose Incoming mail server and Outgoing mail server in this window and click Next.
  • Enter your Account name and then the Password for it. If your internet service provider supports secure password authentication, mark the box next to Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) and click Next.
  • Choose the option Finish to complete the setup.

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  • Go back to the Internet Accounts window and select the email, which you have just configured. Click the option Properties.
  • In the Properties window, choose the tab Advanced.
  • Mark the option This server requires a secure connection (SSL). Change the port numbers for Outgoing Mail and Incoming Mail as provided by your internet service provider.
  • If you do not wish to remove the emails from the internet server, click the option Leave a copy of messages on server.
  • Choose the option Apply and then click OK.

With the above steps, you can add your work email to the Outlook Express program. For additional assistance, you may contact Outlook Express help center or our technical support team.

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Don't Let Any Content Disappear From Outlook Express

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Steps To Find Files In Outlook

Microsoft Outlook Express was included in Windows operating systems until Windows Vista as a default email client. The tool is reliable if you take your time out to manage it and maintain it. There are people who complain about their emails getting deleted or disappearing from a folder. This is due to some conflicts with the anti-virus program. For support on this issue, follow these Outlook Express help guidelines.


  • To open Outlook Express, select the Start button that is on the Desktop, select All Programs from the ensuing menu and then select the Outlook Express menu.
  • To see all the messages, select and click the View menu, from which select the Current View option and then select Show All Messages. If the message appears then the problem is solved but if you cannot see all the messages, move on to the next step.
  • If the computer has McAfee Antivirus software running, you would find a Vshield icon on the navigation tray that is present towards right hand corner. Right click on it and from the menu, click Exit. Now try to open the Outlook Express, if you still do not find the contents in the folder, go ahead for some more troubleshooting steps.
  • In the Outlook Express, select the File menu, then select the Folder option, and then select the menu Compact All Folders. After that select the File menu and select Exit, once the compact process has completed. Now try to start Outlook Express, if you do not find all the folder contents, then move on to the next step.

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  • Now try selecting each Folder one at a time located in section Folders in Outlook Express. Select File menu then the Folder item and then Compact, this will compact only the selected folder. Select the File menu once all the folders are compacted individually and later select Exit. If the folder contents still go missing when you start Outlook Express, go to the next step.
  • From Outlook Express, select the Edit menu and select Empty Deleted Items Folder. Select the File menu, then select the Folder menu, and then select Compact All Folders just the same way you did earlier. After that, select the File menu and select Exit once the compact process has completed. Now check and verify if the files are visible in the Outlook Express.

If you are still unable to find the files, you can call up the toll free support from Microsoft and opt for appropriate Outlook Express Help.

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About Some Of The New Windows 8 Apps

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Despite the many problems in it, Windows 8 still attracts millions of users around the world with many useful apps. Unlike the old Windows operating systems where you needed to search online for an app and download it from the official website, in Windows 8, you can download the app from the Windows Store, where you would find thousands of useful apps. There are free ones as well as paid apps available at the Windows Store. This article details some of the most useful apps designed for Windows 8.

New Microsoft Apps

To begin with, let us look at what new apps Microsoft has made available for its latest Windows 8 operating system. Obviously, you would see many of the traditional Microsoft programs introduced as Windows 8 apps such as Outlook and Word apps for Windows 8. According to the Outlook Express help experts, in Windows 8 platform, users are provided with the improved versions of these Microsoft programs as modern apps. Besides that, users can get direct access to the online services using apps like the Google search app for Windows 8.

Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint is a Microsoft powered drawing tool which helps one get the real drawing experience on a PC using the stylus for painting and drawing. Fresh Paint is a fun tool, which helps you create your masterpieces.

Third party apps for Windows 8

When it comes to third party apps for Windows 8, there are many of them available. Users need not search online looking for websites, where they can find and download third party apps. All apps including Microsoft-powered ones as well as third party apps are listed in Windows Store.


Evernote app

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Have you ever wished there was an app that could literally do everything like taking notes, video recording, contact management, etc, etc? If so, then it is now possible with Evernote, an all in one app you can find from Windows Store. Experts say the Evernote app can be used a repository for anything and everything.

There are hundreds of amazing Windows 8 apps that one would find at the Windows Store online. Listing them all here with their features and other details is impossible. You can have a detailed account of the Microsoft Outlook apps by visiting the Outlook Express help page online.

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Microsoft Switching Messenger Users To Skype

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Microsoft has decided to stop the services of one of its much-loved chat tools, Windows Live Messenger. This chat tool was launched in 1999 and since then it enjoyed a major market share. According to Microsoft live chat support, the new move is aimed at increasing the customer base of its Skype service, which was bought by the software giant in 2013. However, the users in China can still enjoy the services of Windows Live Messenger, as the decision on the services in China is not yet taken.

The first step in the transition process, according to Microsoft live chat support, is to download and install the latest version of Skype. After this, users have to login to the Skype account with the Microsoft username and password, which they use for their Windows Live Messenger program. Once you login, the synchronization process begins, and all the contacts and information stored in Windows Live Messenger is transferred to Skype.

Windows Live Messenger had numerous features incorporated in it like video chat, photo delivery, online games etc. It had about 330 million customers in 2009, all over the world, as per Microsoft Live chat support. However, the recent years saw a drop in its customer base due to emergence of other services and the addition of chat functions in social networking services like Google Plus, Facebook etc. The number of Windows Live Messenger users dropped to about 100 million last year and this could be one of the major reasons why the software giant has decided to switch the users to Skype.

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Skype, on the other hand, has recorded a steady increase in its number of users over the years. During peak hours, Skype has about 36 million live customers online, which clearly states the user base of the program. Experts also believe that the new move by Microsoft could generate more revenue for the company. This is because Skype has premium or paid accounts for the users and a good section of the Windows Live Messenger customers who are switching to Skype might opt for the premium accounts. Keep in mind that the Messenger service was a chat tool that did not offer any premium services or had any paid accounts.

We are yet to find out how the new move is going to benefit the software giant. If you have any queries regarding the transition process, you may contact Microsoft Live chat support for assistance.

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