Outlook Express Setup Instructions

1. Open Outlook Express from a desktop shortcut, or you may find it by clicking “Start”, and then “All Programs”


  1. The first time you start Outlook Express the Internet Connection Wizard will run. Select Create a new Internet mail account and click Next to continue.  If it is not the first time that you have used Outlook Express, then you will have to click “Tools” near the top of the screen, then click “Accounts”, then “Add”, and then “Mail”.


  1. On the Your Name screen type in your name as you would like it to appear in the “From” field of emails that people get from you and click Next to continue


  1. Type in your @ncconnect.net e-mail address on the Internet E-mail Address screen. Click Next to continue


  1. On the E-mail Server Names screen, select POP3 from the dropdown list. In the space provided below Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:, enter mail.ncconnect.net. Type in smtp.ncconnect.net as your Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: and click Next to continue


  1. On the Internet Mail Logon screen, type in your NC Connect email address in the field titled Account name.  In the Password: field, enter in your NC Connect password. If you do not wish to enter your password every time you check your e-mail, put a check in the box labeled Remember password. Click Next to continue


  1. Click Finish to begin sending and receiving e-mail

8.      In the Internet Accounts window (still open from steps above), highlight the account just created and click Properties


9.      In the Servers tab, place a check in the My server requires authentication option

10.  Click OK

11.  Click “Close” in the Internet Accounts window.