How to Change an Email Address in Outlook Express

By Lucosi Fuller

Microsoft Outlook Express is an email service that comes with Internet Explorer. You can send and receive emails, as with Hotmail or Live Mail, but you don't have as much control over the way Outlook Express looks or works--in other words, it's not as user friendly as other email services. However, Outlook Express does give users the opportunity to change their email addresses, which is something other email services don't offer. So in case your Outlook Express in-box is flooded with spam, you can easily change your email address and get back to your business.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Outlook Express and click on "Tools." A drop-down menu will appear, on which you'll click on "Accounts..."

Step 2

Double-click on your email address to open it.

Step 3

Click on the "General" tab to view the settings of your email address.

Step 4

Go to the "Email address" line and change the email address.

Step 5

Click on "Apply" and "OK" to set the changes.

Tips & Warnings

  • This procedure also works to change an email address in Windows Mail.