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Outlook Express v5.x (Mac) - Account Setup

If you're having difficulty setting up your email account with Outlook Express version 5.x, follow these instructions:

The following example is illustrated using Outlook Express v5.0.6.


Select Tools...Accounts

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This will open the following window:

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Hold the mouse button down on the New button. Select Mail and let off of the mouse button. This will bring up the following window:

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Click on the Configure account manually button in the lower left area of this window.

The following window may come up:

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If this window comes up, verify that the Account type is POP and click OK. The following window will then come up:

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Fill in the following information:

Name Your (real) name goes here
E-mail address Your email address is username@yourdomain.com
Account ID Your POP3 Account ID is username%yourdomain.com
POP Server Your POP3 server is mail.deepskytech.com
Password Your password is personally given to you
SMTP server Your SMTP server is yourdomain.com
Account Name The account name needs only to be a name by which you will recognize this account (e.g. My Deep Sky Account)

Make sure that the Include this account in my "Send & Receive All" schedule option is checked.

Once you have entered this information, click on the button that reads Click here for advanced sending options; it is under the SMTP server box in the Sending Mail heading. The following window will come up:

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Check the box for SMTP server requires authentication.

Your Account ID is username%yourdomain.com; note that if you do not enter your password here and leave the Save Password box checked, Outlook Express will ask you for your password every time you send a message.

Hit Return and then click OK to save the settings. You can now send and receive email with your Deep Sky account.

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