How to Access Outlook Express From a Remote Computer

By Bennett Gavrish

Individuals who use the Microsoft Outlook Express application to check multiple e-mail accounts can set up their PC computers for Remote Desktop, so that they can access their system from remote locations and use Outlook Express. If Remote Desktop is not working on your computer, make sure connections are not being blocked by any firewalls.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or later

Step 1

Open the Start menu on your main PC computer by clicking on the icon in the lower-left corner.

Step 2

Right-click on the "My Computer" icon and choose "Properties."

Step 3

Go to the "Remote" tab at the top of the window.

Step 4

Check the box next to "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and click "Apply" to save the changes. Remote Desktop has now been enabled on your main computer.

Step 5

Open the "Start" menu on the remote computer and go into the "All Programs" list.

Step 6

Expand the "Accessories" and "Communications" subfolders and then click on "Remote Desktop Connection."

Step 7

Enter the IP address or the name of your main PC computer into the "Computer" field in the Remote Desktop Connection application.

Step 8

Click "Connect" to send a remote connection request to your main computer. The desktop of your main computer will now appear in a virtual environment, and you will be able to access Outlook Express as you normally would.

Tips & Warnings

  • In order for Remote Desktop to work, your main computer must be powered on and have an active network connection.

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