To Set up Outlook Express for SSL for

  1. Click "Tools" and then click on "Accounts".
  2. Select the "Mail" tab.
  3. Click "Add" towards the top right.
  4. Select "Mail".
  5. For the Display Name Type in your Name - This is the name people will see in the "From" field of your Emails.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Type in your E-mail address -
  8. Click Next.
  9. POP: type in the name or IP address of your server.
  10. SMTP: type in the name or IP address of your server.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Enter your Account Name in the format (you should use the entire E-mail address).
  13. Enter your Password.
  14. Keep "Logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) unchecked.
  15. Click Finish on the Next screen.
  16. Now you should see your account in the white box under the mail tab, select your account and click "Properties"
  17. Click on the "Servers" tab at the box and check the box at the bottom under Outgoing Mail Server "My server requires Authentication" and click "Settings"
  18. Make sure under Logon Information that "Use same settins as my incoming mail server" is checked and click ok.
  19. Click on the Advanced tab at the end and make sure under Outgoing Mail(SMTP) inside the box beside it says port 465 for the port number and make sure the box below that is checked that says this server requires a secure connection (SSL) and then click ok at the bottom.

That's it. If everything is working OK, you should see some email messages. To make sure you can send messages, go ahead and compose an email and send it to yourself.