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Using your ISPs SMTP server

Outlook Express


  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Click on Tools
  3. Click on Accounts
  4. Click on the Mail tab
  5. Click on the account name
  6. Click on Properties
  7. Click on the Servers tab
  8. Insert the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP Server). This should be set to SMTP server of your ISP ( example: mail.bellsouth.com but you'll have to check with the ISP to make sure)
  9. Then down under "Out Going Mail Server" put a check in the box ( if it's not there already )
  10. Click the "Settings" button next to it
  11. In "Logon Information" check the " Log on Using" radio button and put your ISP user name and password in the fields available.
  12. Put a check in "Remember my password"
  13. Click OK
  14. Click OK again ( on the remaining open window )
  15. Then close the remaining window ( if it allows you to click ok or apply do that first )

That should do it. If you still can't send let us know.

Outlook 2003


  1. Open the Outlook 2003 mail client program.
  2. Select the Tools menu and then E-mail Accounts.
  3. Select "View or change existing e-mail accounts" and then click Next.
  4. Under "Server Information" in the Outgoing mail server field put your ISPs SMTP server
  5. Click 'More Settings...,' and then click the 'Outgoing Server' tab.
  6. Check the box next to 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication,' and select "Log on using" then enter your User Name and Password for your ISP account. Click "Ok"
  7. Click 'Test Account Settings...' After receiving 'Congratulations! All tests completed successfully,' click 'Close.'
  8. Click 'Next,' and then click 'Finish.'
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