Tag Page

How to configure Microsoft Outlook 2000 or Outlook 98 to Send & Receive Mail

This page explains how to set up Microsoft Outlook 98 or Outlook 2000 to send and receive e-mail for a POP mailbox that you've created. (The screen shots below are from Outlook 2000, although Outlook 98 is similar.)

Tip: make sure that the program you are using is Microsoft Outlook, and not Microsoft Outlook Express. These two similarly named programs have different set up instructions. Be sure you do not see the word "Express" on the screen when you start the program.

1. Start the Microsoft Outlook program.

You can use the Start menu to start Outlook. When it opens, click Tools, then Accounts from the menu bar:

outlook98 1

2. The "Internet Accounts" window appears.

On the right-hand side, click Add, then Mail.

outlook98 2

3. The "Internet Connection Wizard" window appears.

The wizard first asks for your name. This is the name that other people will see when you send them e-mail. It should usually be your real name, such as John Smith or Joan of Arc.

Type the name you want other people to see when you send them e-mail, then click Next.

outlook98 3

4. The wizard asks for your Internet E-mail Address.

Enter your e-mail address, then click Next. The address must be the e-mail address of the POP mailbox you created in your account management control panel.

outlook98 4

5. The wizard asks for your E-mail Server Names.

Leave the server type as POP3. Type mail.tigertech.net as the name of both your incoming and outgoing server, then click Next.

outlook98 5

6. The wizard asks for your Internet Mail Logon.

The "Internet mail Logon" is your e-mail username and password.

  • Type your e-mail address as your account name (it must be all lowercase).
  • Type your e-mail password, which is the password you chose for this e-mail address when you created the mailbox in your account management control panel. Or, we may have created it for you. Remember that this password may be different from your master account password.
  • If you wish, check the Remember password box to have Outlook remember your password so that you don't have to type it each time you send or receive e-mail.

The window should look like this:

outlook98 6

Click Next when finished.

7. Microsoft Outlook asks for a method of connecting to the Internet.

Usually you will already have a connection to the Internet. In these cases you can choose I will establish my Internet connection manually.

Click Next when you have selected the appropriate option.

outlook98 7

8. The wizard tells you that you've entered all the information.

Click Finish.

outlook98 8

While the wizard has collected the basic information needed to receive e-mail, one other change is needed to make sure that you can send mail. Continue with the steps below to finish setting up Microsoft Outlook.

9. Continue with Outlook setup.

The "Internet Accounts" window should still be open. Highlight the new e-mail account and click Properties.

outlook98 9

10. The "Properties" window appears.

Click the Servers tab and check My server requires authentication (at the bottom of the window). You don't need to click Settings; the default settings are fine. Also, note that you should not check Log On Using Secure Password Authentication.

outlook98 10

11. Change the SMTP port number.

Changing the SMTP port number ensures that your ISP will not block outgoing mail connections to our mail servers.

  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Change the Outgoing mail (SMTP) port number from 25 to 587.
outlook98 11

12. Close the setup windows.

Click OK to close the Properties window, then click Close to close the Internet Accounts window.

The setup is complete.

You're finished! Try sending yourself a test e-mail message to make sure it works.

Read 1111557 times Last modified on %AM, %07 %247 %2015 %04:%Mar

About The Author

Super User

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.


  • Enid
    Comment Link Enid %AM, %13 %481 %2022 %10:%Jul

    It's in reality a great and useful piece of info. I'm satisfied that you shared this useful information with us.
    Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • off white jordan 1
    Comment Link off white jordan 1 %AM, %13 %479 %2022 %10:%Jul

    I really wanted to write a quick comment to be able to express gratitude to you for these stunning tactics you are giving on this website. My time-consuming internet lookup has at the end been honored with extremely good facts and techniques to share with my contacts. I would admit that many of us visitors actually are undoubtedly blessed to live in a fine network with very many special people with useful tips and hints. I feel rather lucky to have come across the site and look forward to plenty of more cool moments reading here. Thanks once again for a lot of things.

  • curry 6
    Comment Link curry 6 %AM, %13 %478 %2022 %10:%Jul

    I enjoy you because of your whole effort on this web site. My daughter really likes getting into investigations and it's simple to grasp why. A number of us notice all about the compelling medium you create insightful items on this website and as well as improve response from the others on this area of interest plus my simple princess has been becoming educated a lot. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You're performing a superb job.

  • Michaeldus
    Comment Link Michaeldus %AM, %13 %477 %2022 %10:%Jul

    generic for prinivil

  • kyrie 7
    Comment Link kyrie 7 %AM, %13 %477 %2022 %10:%Jul

    I wanted to write you the little word to say thanks once again over the awesome ideas you've documented here. It's certainly extremely generous of people like you in giving unreservedly just what many individuals could possibly have marketed for an ebook to get some bucks for themselves, precisely considering that you could possibly have done it if you wanted. These advice additionally served as a easy way to recognize that other people have the identical desire much like mine to find out a little more with respect to this issue. I know there are lots of more pleasant moments ahead for those who look over your blog post.

  • supreme clothing
    Comment Link supreme clothing %AM, %13 %477 %2022 %10:%Jul

    I as well as my friends have already been examining the nice guidelines found on the website while before long developed a horrible suspicion I never expressed respect to you for those techniques. All the ladies appeared to be certainly passionate to learn them and already have very much been enjoying those things. We appreciate you genuinely simply thoughtful and then for using some notable subject matter millions of individuals are really desperate to discover. Our sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.

  • kyrie irving shoes
    Comment Link kyrie irving shoes %AM, %13 %477 %2022 %10:%Jul

    I precisely needed to say thanks yet again. I am not sure the things that I would have implemented in the absence of those information shown by you on my subject. It seemed to be an absolute fearsome condition in my position, nevertheless taking a look at this specialized manner you managed it forced me to weep with delight. I'm just thankful for your guidance and even expect you really know what a powerful job you were accomplishing instructing people with the aid of a web site. Most probably you haven't got to know all of us.

  • hermes belt
    Comment Link hermes belt %AM, %13 %477 %2022 %10:%Jul

    I as well as my pals ended up examining the good points on your website and at once got an awful feeling I had not thanked the site owner for those strategies. All of the women appeared to be glad to see them and have without a doubt been loving these things. We appreciate you really being simply considerate and also for making a decision on this kind of incredibly good subject areas most people are really wanting to know about. Our own honest regret for not expressing appreciation to sooner.

  • air jordan
    Comment Link air jordan %AM, %13 %477 %2022 %10:%Jul

    My husband and i felt quite joyous Emmanuel managed to finish off his basic research by way of the precious recommendations he was given out of the web site. It is now and again perplexing just to find yourself handing out helpful tips which some other people might have been trying to sell. Therefore we consider we need the writer to be grateful to for this. The illustrations you've made, the simple site menu, the friendships you make it easier to engender - it's many fantastic, and it is making our son in addition to our family feel that this situation is thrilling, which is really indispensable. Many thanks for the whole thing!

  • kobe byrant shoes
    Comment Link kobe byrant shoes %AM, %13 %477 %2022 %10:%Jul

    My spouse and i have been absolutely excited when Louis managed to round up his investigation using the ideas he gained while using the web site. It is now and again perplexing just to continually be freely giving strategies that a number of people may have been trying to sell. So we keep in mind we've got the writer to be grateful to for this. The type of explanations you have made, the easy site menu, the relationships you can make it easier to foster - it's got mostly extraordinary, and it is facilitating our son and us do think that topic is exciting, and that is very essential. Thanks for all the pieces!

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Flickr Stream