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Setting Up an Email Account

Outlook Express
  • Start the Outlook Express by double-clicking it on your desktop.
  • Go to Tools--->Accounts
  • Click on the Mail Tab and then click Add... then Mail.
  • Type in your Name in the Display name field: (It might already be there if you just configured the news service but you can change it if you want) Click Next.
  • Put a dot next to I already have an email address that I'd like to use. Then type in your email address. It might already be there.
  • Click Next.
  • You should select POP3 as the incoming mail server.
  • Type in mail.thunderstar.net as the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server:
  • Type in mail.thunderstar.net or as the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:
  • Click Next.
  • For Account Name, type in your username also know as login ID. example: your email address is johndoe@thunderstar.net therefore your POP account is johndoe.
  • Type in your password. Make sure Caps Locks keys are off. Must be in Lowercase. Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • You should be back at the Internet Accounts page.
  • To add additional email accounts for yourself just do the same process over. If you are done, click Close.
  • You can check all mail for all accounts

Set up Outlook Express with Individualized Settings

Individualized settings allow multiple person to use the computer and retain separate address books and separate inbox and outbox. Outlook Express calls these Identities.

  • Once you opened Outlook Express, go to File -> Identities -> Manage identities.
  • Click on New, and type in the name of the second person. i.e. Joe Smith.
  • Outlook Express will ask you "Do you want to switch to Joe Smith now?" Click on Yes.
  • Outlook will restart at this point to setup the profile for the second user.
  • Type in your Name in the Display name field: (It might already be there if you just configured the news service but you can change it if you want) Click Next.
  • Put a dot next to I already have an email address that I'd like to use. Then type in your email address. It might already be there.
  • Click Next.
  • You should select POP3 as the incoming mail server.
  • Type in mail.thunderstar.net as the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server:
  • Type in mail.thunderstar.net or as the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:
  • Click Next.
  • For Account Name, type in your username also know as login ID. example: your email address is joe@thunderstar.net therefore your POP account is joe.
  • Type in your password. Make sure Caps Locks keys are off. Must be in Lowercase. Click Next.
  • Click Finish.
  • You should be back at the Internet Accounts page.
  • Click on Close.
  • To switch user profiles, just go to File -> Switch Identities and pick the one you want.
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