Nixsys Public Access UNIX System

Outlook Express 6:

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Overview

Outlook Express 6 is a MUA bundled with the Windows XP OS. This software package is not free. Below are the settings required for Outlook Express 6 to send and receive mail using this system.

Secure IMAP Configuration

  1. Internet Accounts

    Open Outlook Express 6. Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Accounts...". A dialog box will appear containing the Internet Accounts. Press the "Add" button and then choose "Mail...".

     
  2. Internet Connection Wizard - Your
Name

    Enter your name or the name which will be used in the From field of outgoing messages into the Display name text field. Click the "Next" button.

     
  3. Internet Connection Wizard - Your
E-mail Address

    Input your Nixsys PAUS e-mail address into the text field. Click "Next".

     
  4. Internet Connection Wizard -
E-mail Server Names

    Select "IMAP" from the drop down list box. Enter "nixsyspaus.org" into both Incoming and Outgoing mail server text fields. Select the "Next" button.

     
  5. Internet Connection Wizard -
Internet Mail Logon

    Your username should automatically appear in the "Account name" text field and if it didn't, enter it. Unchecking the "Remember password" checkbox is recommended for better account security. When ready, click "Next".

     
  6. Internet Connection Wizard -
Congratulations

    Click the "Finish" button to setup the account.

     
  7. Internet Accounts

    You will be taken back to the "Internet Accounts" dialog box. Select "nixsyspaus.org" under either the "All" or "Mail" tab. Click on the "Properties" button.

     
  8. nixsyspaus.org Properties - General

    Users may choose to rename the Mail Account from "nixsyspaus.org" to "Nixsys PAUS".

     
  9. Nixsys PAUS Properties - Servers

    Select the "Security" tab. Check the "My server requires authentication" checkbox in the "Outgoing Mail Server" section.

     
  10. Nixsys PAUS Properties - Advanced

    Click the "Advanced" tab. Enter "465" into the "Outgoing mail (SMTP)" text field and check the "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" checkbox underneath. Also, under "Incoming mail (IMAP)", check the "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" checkbox. The number "993" should automatically be entered into the text field, but if not, enter it.

     
  11. Nixsys PAUS Properties - IMAP

    Click on the IMAP tab. In the "Special Folders" section, enter "Sent" into the "Sent Items path" text field. Press the "OK" button.

     
  12. Outlook Express - download from server

    You will be taken back to the "Internet Accounts" dialog box. Press the "Close" button. A dialog box will open asking, "Would you like to download folders from the mail server you added?". Press the "Yes" button.

     
  13. Logon - Nixsys PAUS

    A dialog box will appear prompting you to enter your password for the account. Enter it, then press "OK". If you've entered your password into any password text fields in the account properties and checked any of the "Remember password" checkboxes, this dialog box will not appear.

     
  14. Show/Hide IMAP Folders

    After successfully authenticating, another dialog box will appear called "Show/Hide IMAP Folders". This controls what folders are displayed every time Outlook Express 6 logs onto the Mail System. Some users want their "saved-messages" folder to be displayed, so they highlight that folder and then press the "Show" button. When satisfied, press the "OK" button.

     

Secure POP3 Configuration

  1. Repeat Steps One through Three of the previous Secure IMAP Configuration example.
  2. Internet Connection Wizard -
E-mail Server Names

    Select "POP3" from the drop down list box. Enter "nixsyspaus.org" into both Incoming and Outgoing mail server text fields. Select the "Next" button.

     
  3. Repeat Steps Five through Nine of the previous Secure IMAP Configuration example.
  4. Nixsys PAUS Properties - Advanced

    Click the "Advanced" tab. Enter "465" into the "Outgoing mail (SMTP)" text field and check the "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" checkbox underneath. Also, under "Incoming mail (POP3)", check the "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" checkbox. The number "995" should automatically be entered into the text field, but if not, enter it.

     
  5. Repeat Step Twelve (12) of the previous Secure IMAP Configuration example.

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