How Do I Sign Into Outlook Express?

By Greg Lindberg

Outlook Express is an email client used on Microsoft Windows that can be connected through Internet Explorer and other web-based email accounts. Users can sync accounts from Hotmail and Microsoft Outlook so that they can be viewed on Outlook Express for quick access. After you’ve created your Outlook Express account it is a simple process to sign in and begin to receive and send emails. If you do have trouble signing in at any time there is an easy way to retrieve your data and reset your password so that you can sign into your account.

Step 1

Open the Outlook Express application on your computer. You will have immediate access to the application without having to sign in, but you may be required to enter your user name and password to send or retrieve emails.

Step 2

Click on the “Inbox” option. If you uncheck the “Remember Password” box when you set up your Outlook Express email account you will be prompted to enter your screen name and password. Click on the “Sign In” button.

Step 3

Click on the “File” option from the top of the application if you don’t remember your password to sign in. Click on the “Import” option and then click on the “Messages” option.

Step 4

Click on the “Microsoft Outlook Express 6” option from the list and then click on the “Next” button. Click on the “Import mail from an OE6 store directory” option and then click on the “OK” button.

Step 5

Locate the original store file for your Outlook Express data and then click on the “Next” button for the files to be imported. Click the “Finish” button when the importing process finishes.

Step 6

Click on the “Tool” option and then click on the “Accounts” option. Enter a new password that you’ll remember in the “Password” field under the “Incoming Mail Server” section. Click on the “Apply” button and then click on the “OK” button. You’ll now be able to successfully sign in to your Outlook Express account.