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Set Up E-mail with Microsoft Outlook Express using POP3

Learn how to configure Microsoft Outlook Express for use with your 1&1 e-mail account using the POP3 Protocol.

Please note:
1&1 suggests the use of IMAP protocol over POP3. You can find out why by reading the Difference Between POP3 and IMAP E-mail Accounts

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 refer to 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 Mail
Select 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 your display name and click Next
Enter your 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
  • Select POP3 from the drop down menu (A).
  • Enter pop.1and1.com as the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server. (B)
  • Enter smtp.1and1.com as the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server. (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. Enter the information and click Next
Enter the information and 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 pop.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 servers
Click servers
Step 10
Check the box for My server requires authentication and then click the Settings button.
Check the box and click Settings
Check the box and click Settings
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 as my incoming mail server
Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server
Step 12
Click the Advanced tab at the top.
Click Advanced
Click Advanced
Step 13
  • Enter 587 as the Outgoing mail (SMTP) port and check the box for This server requires a secure connection (A).
  • Enter 995 as the Incoming mail (POP3) port and check the box for This server requires a secure connection (B).
  • Click the OK button when finished to save your changes.
Enter the information and click OK
Enter the information and click OK
Step 14
Click the Send/Recv button toward the top of the Outlook Express window to check your mail. Click Send/Recv
Click Send/Recv
Step 15
Your e-mails will begin downloading! Your e-mails will begin downloading
Your e-mails will begin downloading

Your e-mails will begin downloading!

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