Before you get going, make sure you know your email address along with the following information.
First, information about the e-mail servers:
•The type of e-mail server you use: POP3 (most e-mail accounts), HTTP (such as Hotmail), or IMAP
•The name of the incoming e-mail server
•For POP3 and IMAP servers, the name of the outgoing e-mail server (generally SMTP)
Second, information about your account:
• Your account name and password
Start Outlook Express, and on the Tools menu, click Accounts.
If the Internet Connection Wizard starts up automatically, skip ahead to step 4.
3.Click Add, and then click Mail to open the Internet Connection Wizard.
4. On the Your Name page of the wizard, type your name as you want it to appear to everyone who gets e-mail from you, and then click Next.
5.On the Internet Explorer Address page, type your e-mail address, and then click Next.
6. On the E-mail Server Names page, fill in the first block of information that you gathered from your ISP in step 1, and then click Next.
7.On the Internet Mail Logon page, type your account name and password.
8.Click Next, and then click Finish.
You're ready to send your first e-mail!