4. Specify whether you have Internet access.
If you already have Internet access, select the first option; if not, select the second option to sign up for service with an ISP. Click the right arrow to move on.
5. Click the Set Up Hotmail button.
Your default Web browser opens to the Hotmail sign-up page. Follow the instructions provided to sign up for a new account.
6. Enter your name.
In the next screen that appears, enter your name as you want it to appear on the e-mail messages you send. Click the right arrow to move on.
7. Enter your user name and password. Continue reading →
Signing Up for a Hotmail Account
If you don’t already have an e-mail account, Outlook Express makes it easy to quickly get set up with a free Hotmail e-mail account. This account can be used either in a Web browser or with an e-mail program that supports Hotmail e-mail (such as Outlook Express 5 and later) and versions of Outlook newer than Outlook 2000. Continue reading →
6. Specify your server information.
In the E-mail Server Names screen, select the type of mail server you’re using from the drop-down list box. In the Incoming Mail box, enter the POP or IMAP server address given to you by your ISP, and in the Outgoing Mail box, enter the SMTP server address given to you by your ISP. Click the right arrow to move on.\
7. Enter your user name and password.
In the Internet Mail Logon screen, enter your e-mail user name, and, optionally, your e-mail password. Continue reading →
Setting Up an Existing Mail Account
If you already have an e-mail account but it’s not configured on your computer already, follow these steps:
1. Launch Outlook Express.
To open Outlook Express, either click the Mail toolbar button in Internet Explorer or double-click the Outlook Express icon or alias on your desktop or hard drive.\
2. Choose to import settings.
In the Outlook Express Setup Assistant window, which is displayed when you first open Outlook Express, click the I Already Have An Internet E-Mail Account option button.
3. Select whether to make Outlook Express your default mail program.
Click the I Want To Test Drive Outlook Express check box if you don’t want to make Outlook Express your default e-mail program. Otherwise, leave the I Want To Use Outlook Express check box checked. Click the right arrow at the bottom right of the window to move to the next screen. Continue reading →
These days most ISPs provide you with an e-mail account as well as access to the Web. Before you can use Outlook Express to send and receive e-mail, you need to configure your e-mail account and optionally import any messages or address books you may have in another mail program.\
If you used an earlier version of Outlook Express or another e-mail program previously on your computer and you want to import settings or data, follow these steps: Continue reading →
· When the message arrives at the recipient’s SMTP server, it is transferred to a Post Office Protocol (POP), Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) mail server (such as Hotmail), which holds the message until the recipient requests it.\
· When your recipient logs on to the Internet, opens his or her e-mail program, and checks for new mail, the message is downloaded to the recipient’s computer. Although this process sounds very involved, and technically it is, it can happen very quickly. We live in the United States and exchange messages with a colleague in Greece in a matter of minutes. Continue reading →
You don’t need to understand how a Web browser works to use it, and you don’t need to understand how e-mail works to use an e-mail program to send and receive messages. But if you know in general the steps involved in getting a message from your computer to another computer on the Internet.
You’ll become a more informed business user, and you’ll have an idea of what’s going on when you see, for example, a message that says “POP server unavailable.” After you create an e-mail message and click the Send button, your message travels the following route to get to its intended recipient: Continue reading →