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Location: Castle Belgalor
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Setting up a New Outlook Express Account


Open Outlook Express and from the file menu, select

1. File
2. Identities
3. Add New Identity...

Type a name you wish to use for this account, here I am using 'Wizard' as an example
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A new window will appear asking you if you want to switch to that identity, select YES Outlook Express will close and after a short pause will re-open again automatically so you can begin to enter you new details.
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In this window, type you're name. This will be the name that will be displayed in someone's email Inbox when you send an email to them
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Type in your email address which you're ISP has given you
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In this window you will have to enter the POP3 & SMTP settings your ISP has given you, this can end in either co.uk or .com depending on your ISP
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In this window you have to type you're Account Name and Account Password you're ISP has given you, make sure you tick the box (as shown)
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This window will then be displayed, make sure you place a emoticon in the small window at the bottom, this means that when you open Outlook Express it will not show this page again but will show the main window(s)
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emoticon Wiz's Tips
After you have setup everything you can now fine tune Outlook Express, here are some tips on what to show and what NOT to show.

In the file menu select....

1. View
2. Layout...

Make sure you have a emoticon in the following boxes....

1. Folder Bar
2. Status Bar
3. Folder List
4. Toolbar

The rest should be un-ticked

Preview Pane
Un-tick this box because although you recieve emails, some emails can contain worms/trojans and other nasties. By having the Preview Pane open it is like opening an email even though you haven't double-clicked to open it and some can infest your PC through this option, so turn this function OFF

Click APPLY and OK after you made the changes
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Re: Setting up a New Outlook Express Account


i use blueyonder for email

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Re: Setting up a New Outlook Express Account


Same here

Your POP3 account should be entered like so...

Tools / Accounts / Properties

Click on the servers tab and it should be like below

pop3.blueyonder.co.uk
smtp.blueyonder.co.uk


Account Name: This is the one blueyonder gave you when you first signed up, for example...

pj007a1234

Password: the one they gave you or the one you changed it from the original

Click on Connection Tab: Nothing should be ticked there.

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Re: Setting up a New Outlook Express Account


Hi Wiz

Hope you can advise me on what probably seems like a stupid question, but you gave me some great help a while ago and I hope you can help me again.

Like you, I have Virgin Media as my ISP, and I use Outlook Express on my XP desktop computer. I bought a laptop last year which has Windows Mail (which I believe is still similar to OE.and which I have never used as yet), and I want to create a separate account on the laptop for my son to use. So the question is....can I just create a new Blueyonder mailbox and set up Windows Mail to use just that one, whilst keeping it totally separate from the one I use in OE on the desktop?




   

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Re: Setting up a New Outlook Express Account


Yes, all you have to do is setup an 'Alias' for your son to use. You still need to enter the blueyonder details as you did when you set yours up. The only difference is that he is using a laptop to connect to the internet using Wi-Fi or Home Router and your account.

Setting up an alias name is very easy to do, the link below will help you set one up

Link: Setting up an Alias account

Once the alias has been setup, follow the guide above again but instead of entering YOU'RE email address he will be using his own.

For example.....

Your email details will this:
username: mm001h1234
Password: the one blueyonder or Virgin issued to you (unless you've changed it)

Your son's details will be this:
*usernamemm001h1234_1
Password: the one he chose to use

(write the user name as password down and keep safe)

So, when you get to this window....
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Enter the the alias email details (NOT HIS NAME), where I have placed the *

I've just visited the 'My Account' page on Virgin Media this afternoon and the page is down and won't be up again until 6th April so you won't be able to set one up today.

I'm on holiday again from the 6th April, will be returning on the 13th. The guide here and the link info should be easy for you to do though emoticon
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Re: Setting up a New Outlook Express Account


That sounds great....thanks Wiz. I'll let you know how I get on when you come back.

Hope you and the family have a wonderful holiday.

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