How to Access My Outlook Express Account From My Home Network

By Shanika Chapman

Microsoft Outlook Express is a tool for checking and managing your email. Additionally, the program has many organizational features, such as an address book, a calendar and reminders. These features, used together, can be valuable business and personal resource management tools. Using Microsoft Outlook Express on your home computer can give you the tools you need to save time in your busy day.

Things You'll Need

  • POP3 and SMTP server IDs

Step 1

Click on "Start," then "Microsoft Office," and then "Outlook Express" to launch Microsoft Outlook Express.

Step 2

Click "Tools," and then "Accounts" from the Microsoft Outlook Express window.

Step 3

Click on the "Add" button, then select "Mail."

Step 4

Type your personal information, POP3 and SMTP servers, and email account password into the appropriate boxes on the following screens. Also, remember that if you are worried about the security of your computer, don't select "Remember Password."

Step 5

Click "Next," then click "Finish" to complete the setup process. You will now be able to access and use your email via Microsoft Outlook Express from your home network.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may need to use a user name and password for your SMTP server. If this is the case, at the Add New E-mail Account window where you input your personal information, click "More Settings," then "Outgoing Server" to enter your user name and password.