Setting up E-Mail on a POP3 Client

Configuring Outlook Express

  • Operating System: Windows 95/98, 2000, ME, XP
  • Application: Outlook Express


Steps to manually configure accounts in Outlook Express:

  1. Launch Outlook Express.
  2. Select the Tools menu, then select Accounts.

  3. Click the Add button and select Mail -- Outlook Express runs a wizard to guide you through each step of configuring Outlook Express.

  4. Type your full name as you want people to see it when they receive email from you.
  5. Click Next.

  6. Select I already have an email address that Id like to use if prompted.
  7. Type your Charter High-Speed Internet email address.
  8. Click Next.

  9. Select POP3 from the drop-down box for your incoming mail server.
  10. Type your incoming and outgoing mail server names.
  11. Click Next.

  12. Type your account name and password - leave the Remember password option checked. (type in "" for the Account name, the password.)
  13. Click Next.

  14. Click Finish to complete your internet connection set-up.


To Finalize the Settings to your POP3 account for "sales", follow these steps:

Click on the "Tools" menu, and choose "Accounts" from the pull down menu

Select the account "" in your list of email accounts by
clicking on it. Click the "Properties" button. That will bring up a window for
the "General" Tab

Now Click on the "Servers" tab to bring up this window to
put a CheckMark next to My server requires authentication
For your Email Account to work properly,
you MUST PUT A CheckMark in the box next to
"My server requires authentication"

Then click the "Settings" Button

Select the "Use same settings as my incoming mail server"
and then click the "OK" Button.

click the "OK" Button on All Windows to close them

ADVANCE SETTINGS - Leaving a Copy of E-mail in the Server

At the e-mail properties window select the Advanced tab

  • Leave a copy of messages on server: THIS IS NOT RECOMENDED This will cause the server not to remove e-mails from storage once they have been downloaded to your computer. You can check all your e-mail from your computer or from anywhere through the web. (Use


  • Remove from server after X days: (Optional) Select to have the server automatically remove all e-mails that are X days old. If the e-mail was not downloaded to your computer in the time specified by X, the mail will be lost. Please exercise caution when using this option.


  • Remove from server when deleted from 'Deleted Items:' (Optional) This will synchronize Outlook with the e-mail server. Select to have Outlook delete e-mails in the server when you delete e-mails in Outlook.

Click on OK for settings to take effect