E-mail set up for Outlook Express

  1. Select Accounts from the Tools menu.
    Outlook Express window
  2. Click the Add button and select Email Account.
    Internet Accounts window with Mail tab selected
  3. Enter the subscriber’s name and click Next.
    Internet Connection Wizard window
  4. Enter the subscriber’s E-mail address and click Next.
    Internet Connection Wizard window
  5. Fill in the server names as they appear below.


    My incoming mail server is a: IMAP – server
    Incoming and Outgoing mail server: mail.ricebelt.net
    Internet Connection Wizard window

  6. The account name should be your full email address. Fill in the password as well, then click Next.
    Internet Connection Wizard Mail Logon window
  7. Click Finish to complete the setup.
    Internet Connection Wizard Congratulations window
  8. Click the Properties button.
    Internet Accounts with Mail tab selected
  9. On the Servers tab, check the My server requires authentication box.
    Properties window with Server tab selected. Incoming server is IMAP, Incoming and Outgoing mail set to mail.ricebelt.net, Account name is your email address
    On the Advanced tab, check both boxes that say “This server requires a secure connection (SSL).” Also make sure the ports match: Outgoing is 587 and Incoming is 993.
    Properties window with Advanced tab selected. Outgoing mail: 587, Incoming mail: 993
  10. Finally, on the IMAP tab, fill in the Root folder path as INBOX (all capitals). Change the Sent Items path from Sent Items to Sent.


    Outlook Express uses the strikethrough delete/purge functionality. The Trash box doesn’t function. You will have to drag emails to the Trash folder manually.
    Properties window with IMAP tab selected