Setting Up and Using Email

In this section we will show you how to set up and customize your e-mail using Outlook Express and Netscape Messenger.

Outlook Express - Setting Up an E-mail Account for the First Time

  1. Open Outlook Express.To Open Outlook Express either locate the quick launch icon near your Start menu or click on Start select Programs, then click Outlook Express.
  2. From Tools click Accounts.
  3. Select the Mail tab, click the Add button and select Mail to start the Internet connection wizard.
  4. The Internet Connection Wizard will begin by asking for a display name. Your display name is the text that will appear as the sender when you compose e-mail messages. You may enter anything you like in this field. Typically, an e- mail address or full name is entered here. Click Next > to continue.
  5. The next question asks for your e-mail address. This field performs like a return address label and is used by the recipients e-mail program to determine how to reply to messages you write. When you are ready, click Next > to continue.
  6. Type mail.web-ster.com just like in the example below for the Incoming and Outgoing mail servers and then click Next. If you prefer to use IMAP you may select it here.
  7. Enter your username and Password exactly as it appears on your account information sheet. Your username should look very similar to your e-mail address with the exception that the @ simple is replaced with a % symbol. Click Next to continue.
  8. Click Finish to complete the set up.
  9. Click the Close button to return to the Outlook Express main window.

Outlook Express - Adding a new e-mail account
Before you can add an account to Outlook Express, you must first have your account information available. If you have not had a chance to order an extra e-mail account, please Clear Creek Communications to place your order. To add an account to Outlook Express, follow these easy steps:

  1. Launch Outlook Express. (To open Outlook Express, either click the quick launch icon near the Start button or click Start, highlight Programs and click the Outlook Express icon.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Accounts... The Internet Accounts manager opens.
  3. Click the Mail tab. A list of all e-mail accounts that have been installed is displayed.
  4. Click the Add button, and then select Mail to start the Internet Connection Wizard.
  5. The Internet Connection Wizard asks you for a display name. Your display name is the text that appears as the sender when you send e-mail messages. Typically, an e-mail address or full name is entered. Click Next to continue.
  6. You are now asked for your e-mail address. This field functions like a return address label, and is used by the recipient's e-mail program to determine where to send replies to your message. Enter your e-mail address, and then click Next to continue.
  7. Type mail.web-ster.com, just as in the example below for the Incoming and Outgoing mail servers. Click Next. If you prefer to use IMAP you may select it here.
  8. Enter your username and password exactly as they appear on your account information sheet. Your username should look very similar to your e-mail address, with the exception that the @ symbol is replaced with a % symbol. Click Next to continue.
  9. To complete the setup, click Finish.
  10. To modify your new account, select it in the Internet Accounts manager and then click the Properties button. You can change your display name, e-mail address, mail server, and other details about your account as needed. Note: Each time you add an account to Outlook Express, the account is automatically named after the mail server. To change the account name and/or organize your accounts, click the first tab of your account's properties.
  11. When you are done making changes, click OK from the Account Properties window. To return to the main Outlook Express window, click the Close button in the Internet Accounts manager.