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Set Up E-mail with Microsoft Outlook Express using IMAP

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Follow the steps below to sync your 1&1 E-mail with Microsoft Outlook Express using IMAP protocol.

Outlook Express was included with Windows operating systems from Windows 95 up until Windows XP. Beginning with Windows Vista, Outlook Express was replaced with Windows Mail. Beginning with Windows 7, Windows Mail was replaced with Windows Live Mail.

If your computer is not running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, or Windows XP, please review the List of E-mail Programs that may be compatible with your operating system.

Step 1
Launch Outlook Express from the Start menu on your computer and then select Tools - > Accounts. Select Tools > Accounts
Select Tools > Accounts
Step 2
Click the Add button and select Mail. Select Add > Mail
Select Add > Mail
Step 3
Enter your Display name. The display name is the name that will appear when others receive mail from your account. Click the Next button to continue.
Enter a display name and click Next
Enter a display name and click Next
Step 4
Enter your 1&1 E-mail address in the text box and click the Next button.
Enter your E-mail address and click Next
Enter your E-mail address and click Next
Step 5
  • From the drop-down box, select IMAP as the e-mail account type. (A)
  • Type imap.1and1.com as the Incoming mail server address. (B)
  • Type smtp.1and1.com as the Outgoing mail server address. (C)
  • Click the Next button to continue.
Enter the information and click Next
Enter the information and click Next
Step 6
Enter your full e-mail address as the Account name and enter the e-mail account's Password that was setup with the account. If you do not want to enter your e-mail account's password every time you send or check your mail, make sure that the Remember password check box is selected.

Click the Next button to proceed. Click Next
Click Next
Step 7
Click the Finish button to exit the wizard. Click Finish
Click Finish
Step 8
Make sure to select the newly added imap.1and1.com account we've just set up and click the Properties button.
Select the appropriate account and click Properties
Select the appropriate account and click Properties
Step 9
Click the servers tab at the top of the new window that opens.
Click the Servers tab
Click the Servers tab
Step 10
Check the box for My server requires authentication and then click the Settings button.
Select 'My server requires authentication
Select 'My server requires authentication
Step 11
Make sure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected and then click the OK button.
Select 'Use same settings...' and click OK
Select 'Use same settings...' and click OK
Step 12
Click the Advanced tab.
Click Advanced
Click Advanced
Step 13
  • Enter port number 587 as the Outgoing mail (SMTP) port and check the box for This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
  • Enter port number 993 as the Incoming mail (IMAP) port and check the box for This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
  • When finished, click the OK button to save your changes.
Enter the information and click OK
Enter the information and click OK
Step 14
Click the Close button to close out the accounts window. Click Close
Click Close
Step 15
A new window appears asking Would you like to download folders from the mail server you added? Click the Yes button.
Click Yes
Click Yes
Step 16
A list of all mail folders are displayed. All mail folders are set to visible by default however you can select mail folders you wish to hide. We will leave all mail folders visible by simply clicking the OK button and taking no other action. Click OK
Click OK

You will see the account added on the left-hand side of the Outlook Express window. Setup is complete! The account is set up

The account is set up

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