How to Configure Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with an MSN POP3 Account

How do you check your web-based email accounts like Gmail, Hotmail and MSN. You connect to Internet open a web-browser type in the user name and password of your emai account and you access your mails, you read mails, you compose mails staying online and you send them once you are done.

What do you do when you want to read a mail you have got long back or a mail which you have sent sometime back, you do the above process again connect to internet, login to your mail account and do it. But do you know that most web-based email service providers allow pop3 forwarding…by using which you can configure web-based email accounts to be accessed by using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook express which comes with Office and Windows respectively.

Below configuration setting would tell you how to configure Microsoft Office Outlook with a MSN email account.

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. If you see the Pick a category view, click User Accounts.

Note If you do not see the Pick a category view, go to step 3.

3. Double-click Mail.

4. Click E-mail Accounts, and then click New. 

5. Click Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.

6. Click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.

7. Click Internet E-mail, and then click Next.

8. Add the following account settings:

a. In the Your Name box, type your name as you want it to appear to recipients.

b. In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address.

For example, type [email protected]

c. In Account Type, select POP3.

d. In the Incoming Mail Server box, type pop3.email.msn.com.

e. In the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) box, type smtp.email.msn.com.

f. In the User Name box, type your MSN account name.

g. In the Password box, type your MSN password.

h. Click to select the Remember Password check box.

i. Click to select the Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box.

 9. Click Next, and then click Finish. 

You can now send and receive MSN POP3 messages.

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