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Outlook Express under Windows

  • Open Outlook Express
  • Tool → Accounts
  • Click Add → Mail to start the Account Wizard
  • Display name: Your Name
  • E-Mail address: Your email address (ex.
  • Select POP3
  • Incoming Mail server:
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:
  • Account name: Your email address (full email address for VPM and VHOST members, just username for MetaARPA)
  • The wizard will now save, double click on the new configuration under the Mail tab to continue
  • Select the Advanced tab
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP) change from 25 to 587 (not completely necessary, but recommended)
  • Select the Servers tab
  • Check the box 'My server requires authentication, then click Settings
  • Select Log on using:
  • Account name: YOUR DOMAIN NAME (ex.,
  • Password: What you set with the mkvpm set secret command at the shell
  • Click 'Apply'
  • Mail.App under Macos X
  • Open
  • In the Mail menu, select Preferences
  • Click the Accounts tab
  • Select the account on the left you wish to edit
  • On the Account Information tab, find “Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):”
  • Click the arrows for the dropdown menu, and select Edit Server List…
  • Make sure the server you wish to use is selected in the list, and click on the Advanced tab
  • In the Authentication dropdown, select “MD5 Challenge-Response”
  • Type in your SDF username in User Name field
  • Type in your password in Password field
  • Click ok, and close the Preferences window.
outlook_express_under_windows.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/26 07:33 by peteyboy