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1. Start up Outlook Express and click on the ‘Tools’ menu option at the top and then select ‘Accounts…’
Click the ‘Add’ button and then ‘Mail’.
A wizard will then appear. On this first screen type your name as you would like it to be displayed when you send an email to someone.
Click ‘Next’ and on the following screen type in your email address.
On the next screen ensure that ‘My incoming mail is a’ POP3 is set. Incoming mail server should be set to ‘mail.lumison.net’. If you are using a Lumison internet connection then your outgoing server (SMTP) should also be set to ‘mail.lumison.net’. If you are not using a Lumison internet connection you should use your own ISP’s outgoing mail server(SMTP). For example if your internet is provided by BT then you should contact them and find out what you need to type in the outgoing mail server field. If you are not using a Pulsant internet connection and would still like to use a Pulsant SMTP server please see this article on how to do this.
For the purposes of this demonstration assume that you are on a internet connection provided by Pulsant.
Next enter the username of your POPbox account and below that the password. You can choose whether to tick the box marked ‘Remember password’. If you do not tick this box you will be prompted for the password every time you logon to check your email (this may be an inconvenience but is more secure). Do not tick the box for ‘Secure Password Authentication’.
Click ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’. You will then be brought back to the screen with the list of your account in it. If you need to change any of the settings that you have put in at a later date you can do so by highlighting the mail.lumison.net account and clicking the ‘Properties’ button on the right hand side of that screen.
You can also configure advanced settings through that ‘Properties’ button as well.
To check your email at any time click the ‘Send / Receive’ button on the main Outlook Express window.