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Microsoft KB Archive/173952

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How to Configure Outlook Express for The Microsoft Network

Q173952



The information in this article applies to:


  • The Microsoft Network versions 2.5, 2.51, 2.52, 2.6



NOTE: If you install and run MSN Explorer version 6, your MSN POP3 e-mail account is migrated to an MSN Hotmail account. If you have Outlook and Outlook Express configured for POP3, you will no longer receive your new MSN e-mail messages.

For additional information about what to do when Outlook does not receive MSN e-mail messages, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q268732 OLEXP: Outlook Does Not Receive MSN E-mail Messages

To view a Microsoft Support WebCast about what to do if you cannot receive your MSN e-mail in Outlook or Outlook Express, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc011901/wcblurb011901.asp



SUMMARY

This article describes how to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to work with MSN, The Microsoft Network. Outlook Express is an e-mail and newsgroup reader program.



MORE INFORMATION

To configure Outlook Express to work with MSN, use one of the following methods. If you connect through a LAN or an Internet service provider (ISP) other than MSN, use method 1. If you are connecting by modem (ISDN or analog) to MSN, use method 2.

Method 1

To configure Outlook Express to work with an existing MSN account, use the following steps:

Click Start, point to Programs, point to Internet Explorer, and then click Outlook Express.




If the MSN Sign-In screen appears, click Cancel.




On the Tools menu, click Accounts.




On the Mail tab, click the MSN Mail account, and then click Properties.




On the General tab, type the appropriate information about your account in the Name, Organization, E-mail Address, and Reply Address boxes. Note that entries in the Organization and Reply Address boxes are optional.




On the Servers tab, type smtp.email.msn.com in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box.




In the Incoming Mail (POP3) box, type pop3.email.msn.com.




Select Log on using Secure Password Authentication.




Select My Server requires authentication.




On the Connection tab, click Connect using Internet Explorer's or a 3rd party dialer.




Click OK, and then click Close.




Minimize Outlook Express.




Right-click the The Internet icon on the desktop, click Properties, and then click the Connection tab.




* If you connect to the Internet using a local area network, click Connect to the Internet using a local area network.

  • If you connect to the Internet using a modem, click Connect to the Internet using a modem. Click Settings and verify that the Dial-Up connection for your Internet service provider is selected in the Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection box. If MSN is your Internet service provider, the Dial-Up connection should be MSN.

Click OK until you close all Windows.




Method 2

To configure a new account for Outlook Express, use the following steps:

Click Start, point to Programs, point to Internet Explorer, and then click Outlook Express.




If the MSN Sign-In screen appears, click Cancel.




On the Tools menu, click Accounts.




Click Add, and then click Mail.




In the Display Name box, type your name, and then click Next.




In the E-mail Address box, type your MSN e-mail address, and then click Next.




In the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server box, type the following server address: pop3.email.msn.com.




In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server box, type the following server address: smtp.email.msn.com.

NOTE: If you gain access to MSN through a third-party ISP or LAN, type the following server address: secure.smtp.email.msn.com.




Click Next.




Select Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA).




Select My Server Required Authentication, and then click Next.




In the Internet Mail Account Name box, type MSN, and then click Next.




Click I will establish my Internet connection manually, and then click Next.




Click Finish, and then click Close.




Close Outlook Express.




Right-click the Internet icon on the desktop, click Properties, and then click the Connection tab.




* If you connect to the Internet using a local area network, click Connect to the Internet using a local area network.

  • If you connect to the Internet using a modem, click Connect to the Internet using a modem. Click Settings and verify that the Dial-Up connection for your Internet service provider is selected in the Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection box. If MSN is your Internet service provider, the Dial-Up connection should be MSN.

Click OK until you close all Windows.




Additional query words: msnet msnetwork microsoft-net m.s.n. outexw95

Keywords : kbtlc kbmsn kbGraphxLink
Issue type : kbhowto kbinfo
Technology : kbMSNSearch kbMSN252 kbMSN251 kbMSN260 kbMSN250


Last Reviewed: March 31, 2001
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