Setup Email in Outlook Express - Macintosh

If you have already gone throught the Internet Setup Assistant for MacOS 8 or 9, and set up your email account, then you do not need to go through these steps. Follow these steps if you have created your connection manually, or if you are setting up an additional email account.

New Email account
  • Open Outlook Express. Click on Tools and then Accounts.
  • Click New, and then click Mail. This will take you into the Account Setup Assistant.
Your Name
  • Type your name in the Display Name field. This name will appear on all e-mail messages sent. This is not your email address - usually it's your Full Name.
  • Click on the right arrow to continue.
Internet E-mail Address
  • Type in your Sum.Net email address in the E-mail Address field.
  • Click on the right arrow.
E-mail Server Names
  • My Incoming mail server is a POP server
  • Incoming mail (POP, IMAP) server:
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: (unless on our National Dialup plan - then use
  • Click on the right arrow.
Internet Mail Login
  • Account ID: Enter the first part of your email address in here (do not include the part).
  • Password: Your password
  • Check the Save Password box if you would like your Mac to remember your email password.
  • Click on the right arrow.
  • All you have to do here is enter in a name for the email account. This name can be anything you would like, though we recommend using your email address for identification purposes. Click on Finish to complete the setup.