Set Up E-mail with Microsoft Outlook Express using IMAP
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.
Launch Outlook Express from the Start menu on your computer and then select Tools
Select Tools > Accounts
Click the Add
button and select Mail
Select Add > Mail
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 your 1&1 E-mail address
in the text box and click the Next
Enter your E-mail address and click Next
- From the drop-down box, select IMAP as the e-mail account type.
- Type imap.1and1.com as the Incoming mail server address.
- Type smtp.1and1.com as the Outgoing mail server address.
- Click the Next button to continue.
Enter the information and click Next
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 the Finish
button to exit the wizard.
Make sure to select the newly added imap.1and1.com
account we've just set up and click the Properties
Select the appropriate account and click Properties
Click the servers
tab at the top of the new window that opens.
Click the Servers tab
Check the box for My server requires authentication
and then click the Settings
Select 'My server requires authentication' and click Settings
Make sure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server
is selected and then click the OK
Select 'Use same settings...' and click OK
Click the Advanced
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
Click the Close
button to close out the accounts window.
A new window appears asking Would you like to download folders from the mail server you added?
Click the Yes
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.
You will see the account added on the left-hand side of the Outlook Express window. Setup is complete!
The account is set up
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