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Microsoft Outlook Express
Outlook Express is the default email client included with Microsoft's Windows operating system.

Setting up Outlook Express to work with your DreamHost is fairly simple. Simply launch the Outlook Express application and follow the directions below.

1. With Outlook Express running, select "Accounts..." from the Tools menu. A window should appear - click on the "Mail" tab, and any email accounts currently set up to work with Outlook Express will appear in a list.



2. To create a new account, click on the "Add" button, and then select "Mail...". The first step of a setup wizard will appear on screen.



4. Type in your name under Display name. Technically, this can be anything that you want. Click the "Next" button to continue on to the next step.



5. Type your full email address into the E-mail address field. Click the "Next" button to continue on to the next step.



6. Select "IMAP" from the select menu at the top of the window.

7. In the Incoming mail server field, type "mail.mydomain.com" (replacing mydomain.com with your actual domain name).

8. In the Outgoing mail server field, type "mail.mydomain.com" (replacing mydomain.com with your actual domain name). Click the "Next" button to continue on to the next step.



9. Type your account username in the Account name field.

10. Type your email password into the Password field. Make sure to type it exactly as it is defined (ie. upper-case letters must actually be capitalized). Click the "Next" button to continue on to the setup wizard confirmation page.

11. Click the "Finish" button. You should be returned to the main account preferences window.

12. Click on the mail account you set up, then click on the "Properties" button.

13. Click on the "Servers" tab.

14. Check the "My server requires authentication" checkbox, the click "Okay".

Your email account should now be configured correctly, and you should be able to check your email using Outlook Express. If you run into any problems, have any questions, or can't get it to work please don't hesitate to contact DreamHost customer support.

Last updated: Sep 22, 2003.

User Post (2004-09-05 09:13:11 by josh)
Also note, to be able to use Special Folders in Outlook Express, your Root Folder should be defined as INBOX. That way, your special folders will be at the root.
User Post (2005-05-28 07:04:50 by inetman2)
In step 9, "account username" might be your Mailbox Login. For example, it is probably something like m0000000.