How to Configure Outlook Express With Road Runner

By Tara Kimball

You can manage your Road Runner email account with the email application of your choice. Every Microsoft Windows installation includes the Outlook Express email program. You can add your Road Runner account to Outlook Express and configure the server settings in just a few steps. With the Add Account Wizard included in Outlook Express, the application prompts you for every piece of information, making setup easy.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Road Runner Internet account

Step 1

Launch your Outlook Express application. Double-click the Outlook Express icon on your desktop or click the “Start” button on your Windows task bar, click “Programs,” then find and click the “Outlook Express” menu option.

Step 2

Click “Tools” in the program menu at the top of your screen. Select “Accounts” from the Tools menu. Click the “Mail” tab in the Internet Accounts dialog box. Click “Add,” then “Mail” to launch the Add Account Wizard.

Step 3

Enter your name as you want it to appear on outgoing emails in the “Display Name” entry field. Click the “Next” button to save the setting. Enter your Road Runner email address in the “Email Address” field. Click “Next.”

Step 4

Select “POP3” in the drop-down menu of the Email Server Names dialog box. Enter your incoming mail server information in the entry field provided. Your incoming mail server will vary depending on the area where you live. The format is pop-server.xx.rr.com, where “xx” is the area where you live. For example, Road Runner accounts in South Carolina would list the pop server as pop-server.sc.rr.com.

Step 5

Enter your outgoing mail server information in the entry field provided. Your outgoing mail server also will vary depending on the area where you live. The format is smtp-server.xx.rr.com, where “xx” is the area where you live. For example, Road Runner accounts in South Carolina would list the outgoing server as smtp-server.sc.rr.com. Click the “Next” button.

Step 6

Enter your Road Runner user name in the POP Account Name entry box and enter your password in the password space. Click “Remember Password” if you want your password saved so that you do not have to enter it every time you access your email. Click the “Next” button. Click “Finish” to save your account information.

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