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Outlook Express incoming and outgoing email server

Outlook Express incoming and outgoing email server

I’d like to set up my Outlook Express email account but I’m having problems. I’ve gone over the instructions provided by you but I don’t know what are the Outlook Express incoming and outgoing email servers. Could you please help me use the Comcast email on my computer?
Antoinette Betty

Outlook Express, as most of you would know, is an email client that lets you download and store email messages on your computer. The first step in using Outlook Express is to setup a new email account. And you can use two email protocols – IMAP and POP3 – for that.

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In either case, you need to know the following:

  • Your email address and login details (username and password)
  • Incoming and outgoing email server information
  • The username and password of the outgoing email server (if required)

What are the Outlook Express incoming and outgoing email servers?

Please understand that Outlook Express is simply an email program. It’s your job to provide it with the incoming and outgoing email server information. You can get these from the company that provides the email service. Thus, this information will change depending on the company and sometimes even the region.

Comcast users need to put in the Comcast incoming and outgoing mail server information when setting up the email account in Outlook Express.

  • Comcast incoming email server: mail.comcast.net
  • Comcast outgoing email server: smtp.comcast.net

Here is the incoming and outgoing server information of other popular ISPs and email services.

On a related note, if you cannot send email from Outlook Express, the problem may lie in the settings. For step by step instructions, please read how to change the outgoing mail server in Outlook Express, Windows Mail Vista and Windows Live Mail email clients.

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Your comments
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  • Tahir Mahmood on November 28th, 2010 7:41 am

    What will be the setting for incoming and outgoing servers along with the port details for Microsoft Outlook Express mail account?

  • Manish on December 1st, 2010 10:24 am

    As mentioned in the post, the incoming and outgoing mail servers are not determined by Outlook Express. These are specified by the email service provider.

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