Microsoft Outlook Express 6 - Default Port - Setup Guide

Important Points

  • First you need to make sure the email address(es) you will be sending from have been authorised for your account in our Control Panel .
  • These instructions assume your email account has already been setup and is collecting email correctly.
  • Take a note of any settings you change.
  • Only change the items specified - you should not need to change either your email address, POP3 server, POP3 username / password.
  • We have instructions for both default SMTP port and alternate SMTP port configurations - alternate port is generally used if your ISP blocks the normal port 25 SMTP access (as many do these days!).

Step One

  • Load Microsoft Outlook Express 6.x
  • From the main screen open the 'Tools' menu and then select'Accounts...'
Outlook Express 6 - Step 1 - Go to the Tools menu and click Accounts...

Step Two

  • Select the 'Mail' tab
Outlook Express 6 - Step 2 - Go to the Mail tab

Step Three

  • Click on the email account to modify - this will cause it to become highlighted
  • Click on the 'Properties' button
Outlook Express 6 - Step 3 - Click the Properties button

Step Four

  • Click on the 'Servers' tab.
Outlook Express 6 - Step 4 - Go to the Servers tab

Step Five

  • Change the 'Outgoing mail server (SMTP)' to the SMTP server we supplied with your signup email
  • Tick the box next to 'My server requires authentication'
  • Click on the 'Settings...' button
Outlook Express 6 - Step 5 - Change the outgoing mail server to AuthSMTP's and tick Server Requires Authentication then click Settings

Step Six

  • Select 'Log on using'
  • Enter the AuthSMTP username and password we supplied when you signed up
  • IMPORTANT: 'authsmtp.username' is an example - if your AuthSMTP username was 'ab12345' enter it as that and *not* as 'authsmtp.ab12345'
  • Tick the 'Remember password' option
  • Click the 'Ok' button
Outlook Express 6 - Step 6 - Enter your AuthSMTP username and password

Step Seven

  • Click the 'Ok' button
Outlook Express 6 - Step 7 - Click OK

Step Eight

  • Click the 'Close' button
Outlook Express 6 - Step 8 - Click close to complete the setup of the AuthSMTP outgoing email relay service

Step Nine

  • You should now be back to the main Outlook Express 6.x screen
  • Close Outlook Express 6.x and then reload
  • Check you are online then test to ensure you can send mail correctly
  • All done!