How to get email header in outlook and gmail

How to get email header in Outlook:

In Outlook 2016, 2013, or 2010
In an open email message, click the File tab.

On the Info tab, click Properties.

Header information appears in the Internet headers box.


In Outlook 2007
Open an email message.

On the Message tab, in the Options group, click the Dialog Box Launcher Icon image .

In the Message Options dialog box, the headers appear in the Internet headers box.


How to get email header from Gmail

  1. Log in to Gmail
  2. Open the message you’d like to view headers for.
  3. Click the down arrow next to Reply, at the top of the message pane.
  4. Select Show Original.
  5. A summary of the headers will appear in a new window. To get the full headers, click Download Original.

Note: If you use Gmail with a work or school account and have S/MIME enabled, you can click Download S/MIME Original or Download Decrypted.





How to configure an e-mail account in Outlook Express

If you have an email account set up on the server, you may want to configure Outlook or Outlook express to send/receive email from this email address. To configure Outlook to connect to your account, please do the following:

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. Go to “Tools” and click on “Accounts
  3. An “Internet Accounts” window will pop up. Select the Mail tab, then “Add“, then click on “Mail“.
  4. This will start up Internet Connection Wizard. Enter your name where it says “Display name:” and click “Next” at the bottom right.
  5. Select the Next button
  6. Enter your Email address in the input box. This does NOT have to be your “[email protected]”( you can use “[email protected], [email protected], etc). Then click Next

  7. Click the Next button
  8. In the Incoming mail field type the Outgoing mail (SMTP)field type
    (so if your domain name is, then you would put “” there). Click Next
  9. For the Account Name, type the full email address (including the domain name). In the Password section, type the password for the email.
  10. Click the Next button
  11. Click the Finish button
  12. You should still see the Mail tab, so click the Properties button
  13. Select the Servers tab
  14. Check the box at the bottom which says “My server requires authentication”
  15. Select the Advanced tab
  16. At the top, you will see “Server Port Numbers” and “Outgoing mail (SMTP):” with a value of 25. You need to change this to port 26 if you are not able to send emails using 25.
  17. Click the Apply button, OK button, and the Close button.
  18. You’re done! Now you can test your email.

Office Compare suites available through volume licensing

Office Compare suites available through volume licensing

If you need to purchase five or more licenses, Microsoft Office offers two suites that are available through volume licensing—Office Professional Plus 2013 and Office Standard 2013. If you need fewer than five licenses, see the comparison for other Office suites.

The following table illustrates the different applications in the two suites and their enterprise value. The suites also differ in the level of integration with related business productivity servers.


Office Standard
Office Professional Plus 2013
word_2013 Word 2013
Transform your ideas into professional-looking documents.
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excel_2013 Excel 2013
Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools.
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powerpoint_2013 PowerPoint 2013
Turn your ideas into impactful presentations.
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onenote_2013 OneNote 2013
Collect your information in one easy-to-find place.
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outlook_2013 Outlook 2013 with Business Contact Manager
All of the benefits of Outlook 2013, plus powerful customer and contact management.
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publisher_2013 Publisher 2013Create professional-quality publications and marketing materials. right_logo right_logo
Office Web Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) right_logo right_logo
access_2013 Access 2013
Track and report important information with easy-to-use database tools.
infopath_2013 InfoPath 2013Quickly collect the information your business needs with easy-to-create forms. right_logo

lync_2013 Lync 20131

Be more productive by communicating and collaborating easily with others in different locations.

Enterprise value right_logo
Group policy
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Compliance and archiving1

With Team Mailbox, users can: share mail and docs directly to a folder; inform or block email with sensitive information; encrypt email inside and outside of your organization. Archive recorded meetings, including IM conversations.

Business intelligence

Explore different views of data with a click. Conduct a cross-tab analysis of large datasets for a 360° view. Predict trends by quickly charting historical trends. Scan spreadsheets for errors, hidden info, broken links, and inconsistencies. View audit trail of changes in spreadsheet.

Enterprise voice1

Put a Lync call on hold and continue another conversation. Support for call center type of usage (group of phones rings when a single number is dialed); ability to trace malicious calls. Enable/disable ability to record Lync meetings.

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Information rights management and policy capabilities1

Safeguard digital information from unauthorized use through integration with Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) for Windows Server.

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Contextual access to business and social networking1

Get a people-centric view of your company and connect to popular social networking sites to get news from customers, prospects, and partners.

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Integrated enterprise content management1

Provide secure access to business information through operability with SharePoint.

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Publish data insights1

Publish worksheets with strong fidelity to the web, and create web databases.

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Unified instant messaging, presence, and voice1

Easily communicate with others in different locations or time zones using familiar Office tools and Lync.

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Managed email folders and retention policy1

Use a variety of tools and features that improve your organization’s ability to maintain compliance with document retention policies—from accessible document creation to email retention.

Integrated electronic forms1

Extend InfoPath forms to Internet browsers and mobile devices for use in SharePoint-enabled business workflows and other areas.


The suites provide different levels of integration with business productivity servers. Contact a Microsoft Certified Partner to find the best solution for your needs.

What’s changed or removed in Office 2013

The following table contains information about what’s changed in Outlook 2013.

Title Scope Type of Change Description
Outlook Meeting Workspaces Outlook Removing the feature The Meeting workspaces feature is removed from Outlook. The entry point commands to create Meeting Workspaces is removed from both the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon.
Outlook Exchange Classic offline Outlook Removing the feature Offline mode is being removed from Outlook.
Remove /Cleanfreebusy switch and code Outlook Removing the feature Users can no longer start Outlook by using the /cleanfreebusy switch. If they try this, they will receive the following message: “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using.”
Command Bars object model (OM) Outlook Modification The Command Bars OM is being changed so that built-in Command Bar objects cannot be accessed through programming.
Outlook Direct Booking Outlook Removing the feature Direct booking of resources in the calendar no longer exists.
Import/Export to Applications Outlook Removing specific file-format support from the Import/Export wizard in Outlook The ability to import/export Outlook data to legacy file formats.
Journal Module and Journaling Outlook Removing the feature The Journal Module is being removed as a top-level module, and auto-journaling is also being removed.
Outlook Links Collection Office Removing the feature Links Collection object model is removed.
Notes and Journal customization Outlook Removing the feature Notes are now only yellow and medium size.
Legacy Contact Linking Outlook Removing the feature The capability to link arbitrary Outlook items to Outlook contacts. This contact linking existed only for displaying information in the Activities tab of the contact, which is a feature that is also removed for Outlook 2013.
Outlook Activities tab Outlook Removing the feature The Activities tab on contact forms is not available for Outlook 2013. The Activities tab used to aggregate all Outlook items (e-mail, meetings, tasks, and so on) associated with a contact.
Outlook Mobile Service (OMS) Outlook Removing the feature Support for the Outlook Mobile Service protocol, which is used for sending and receiving text messages from Outlook, is being removed.
Suggested Contacts Outlook Removing the feature Suggested Contacts was used to automatically keep track of everyone the user sends a message to, but who isn’t in Outlook contacts.In a clean Outlook 2013 installation, Suggested Contacts is no longer available, the folder never is created, and no suggested contact items are created. In an upgrade to Outlook 2013, this folder is visible, and participates in linking, aggregation and search. However, no new suggested contact items are added to the folder. The folder displays in an upgrade scenario. However, it can now be deleted.
Outlook Pubcal: Calendar Publishing Outlook Removing the feature Removing the ability to publish one’s calendar to
Outlook/Exchange Deliver to PST Outlook Removing the feature Removing the ability for users to have Exchange accounts delivering into PST files.
Dialup/VPN Options Outlook Removing the feature Removing application level dial-up options and VPN options.
Public Folder Free/Busy Office Removing the feature Public Folder Free/Busy feature is replaced.
ToDo Bar Outlook Removing the feature A new functionality is implemented.
User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Office Removing the feature UDP is removed. In earlier versions of Outlook the feature was used for new mail alert results and for folder updates.
Preview unread messages Office Removing the feature The Auto Preview feature to preview unread items is removed. It remains possible to configure Message Preview for one, two, and three lines.
Outlook categories quick click Office Removing the feature Categories quick click from the message list is removed. Categories are displayed when they are applied in Office 2013 by right-clicking or using Ribbon buttons.
Outlook Search through Windows Shell Office and Windows Removing the feature In Office 2013, Outlook items do not display in Windows Shell searches (for example, searches from the Start Menu or by using Win+F). Perform Office searches within Office 2013.
Reason for Change Benefits Replacement Additional Information
The feature was not widely used. Allows for a simpler Ribbon experience. N/A For the feature description, see Use Meeting Workspaces to organize meetings
Offline mode is a legacy data access method for online mode connections to Exchange Server. N/A N/A N/A
Because of the removal of the Public Folder Free/Busy feature, this switch is no longer needed. N/A N/A N/A
Command bars are not used in Outlook 2013. Therefore, add-ins that use the Command Bars OM are not required. N/A Use the IRibbonExtensibility interface in an Outlook 2013 add-in instead of command bars. You can’t customize Inspector ribbons by using VBScript code behind forms. Updating Earlier Code for CommandBarsFor more information about how to use IRibbonExtensibility to customize the Outlook 2013 user interface programmatically, see Extending the User Interface in Outlook 2010.
This functionality is outdated and is superseded by the Exchange Availability service and free/busy for resources. More reliable service. Mailboxes that are currently configured to use Outlook direct booking should be migrated to Exchange 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 resource mailboxes.Exchange 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 resource mailboxes provide a better range of features. These mailboxes also provide server-side administration by using the Exchange Management Shell or the Exchange Management Console to simplify resource mailbox management. N/A
The following legacy formats were removed from the Import/Export Wizard: Internet Mail Account Settings, Internet Mail and Addresses, Comma Separated Values (DOS), Access 97-2003, Excel 97-2003, Tab Separated Values (DOS), Tab Separated Values (Windows), ACT!, Contact Manager, Lotus Organizer, Outlook Express/Windows Mail, Personal Address Book. N/A Import/Export to the PST and CSV formats is still a supported option. Export Outlook items to an Outlook Data File (.pst)
N/A Replacement is unnecessary. N/A N/A
Functionality is removed in the UI. N/A N/A N/A
Keeping the Notes module simple. Simplifying how Notes are used. N/A N/A
Contact linking is replaced by the Outlook Social Connector and the New Person Card. N/A N/A N/A
N/A Simplicity The Activities tab is replaced by the Outlook Social Connector and displays in the People pane. N/A
Feature has low usage. No user benefit. N/A N/A
N/A N/A Users in Exchange Server environments can use Exchange Calendar Publishing.Non-Exchange users can use a service such as Hotmail to share calendars. Enable Internet Calendar PublishingHow to keep your family in sync with Hotmail Calendar
Available as part of the operating system. N/A Follow operating system instructions for configuring VPN or dial-up networking connections, For Windows Vista and Windows 7, see Set up an incoming VPN or dial-up connection.For Windows 8, see Configure a Dial-Up Networking Connection Item.
Replaced by the Exchange availability service Free/Busy functionality is more reliable Free busy information can be obtained through the Exchange Availability service Understanding the Availability Service
A new feature known as Pinned Peeks is implemented to achieve similar functionality. Pinned Peeks feature N/A N/A
The UDP functionality that was provided by UDP is replaced with an asynchronous notification method. N/A N/A N/A
Low usage. This feature was used by around 1% of users. Simplicity Apply categories by choosing from the short-cut menus (right clicking) or by choosing Ribbon buttons. N/A
N/A N/A Search Office items within the Office application. N/A

Exchange Server 2013 Feature Updates

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The following describes the new and changed features that are available if you have Exchange Server 2013.

Available with Exchange Server 2013

  • Additions/changes
  • Description

Apps for Outlook

An app for Outlook is a cloud-enabled application that integrates rich, scenario-focused content and services together with Outlook 2013. You can obtain apps for Outlook from the Office Store. Exchange Administrators can make specific apps for Outlook available to their end-users if their Exchange accounts are on Exchange Server 2013. For more information, see Manage Apps for Office.

Data Loss Prevention

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a new feature area in Exchange Server 2013. DLP capabilities help you protect sensitive data and inform users of internal compliance policies. DLP can also help keep your organization safe from users who mistakenly send sensitive information to unauthorized people. The new Exchange DLP features help you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data by using deep content analysis.

Exchange Server 2013 offers built-in DLP policies that are based on regulatory standards such as personally identifiable information (PII) and payment card industry data security standards (PCI). DLP is extensible so that it can support other policies that are important to your business. Additionally, the new Policy Tips in Outlook inform users about policy violations before they send sensitive data.

For information about how to configure Data Loss Prevention and Policy Tips with Exchange Server 2013, see Data Loss Prevention and Policy Tips.

Site Mailboxes

Site mailboxes improve collaboration and user productivity by allowing access to both SharePoint 2013 documents and Exchange email that use the same client interface. A site mailbox consists of SharePoint 2013 site membership (owners and members), shared storage through an Exchange Server 2013 mailbox for email messages and a SharePoint 2013 site for documents, and a management interface that addresses provisioning and life-cycle needs.

Site mailboxes require Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 integration and configuration. For more information, see Configure site mailboxes in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview.

Exchange Server 2013

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Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 brings a new rich set of technologies, features, and services to the Exchange Server product line. Its goal is to support people and organizations as their work habits evolve from a communication focus to a collaboration focus. At the same time, Exchange Server 2013 helps lower the total cost of ownership whether you deploy Exchange 2013 on-premises or provision your mailboxes in the cloud.
Exchange Server 2013 comes with a number of new features as well as improvements on existing features that are already familiar to those who have worked with Exchange Server 2010.
Here are a few of the highlights:
• Reduction in server roles to just two; Client Access server and Mailbox server
• New streamlined Outlook 2013 and Outlook Web App user interfaces, and offline access for OWA
• No more Exchange Management Console, all administration is now performed using the new web-based Exchange Administration Center and the Exchange Management Shell (using PowerShell 3.0)
• Improvements to high availability features and manageability
• Public folders are now stored in mailbox databases and can take advantage of Database Availability Groups for replication and high availability
• Data loss prevention capabilities that can be integrated into Transport Rules

New features and functionality in Exchange 2013 are designed to do the following:
Support a multigenerational workforce Social integration and making it easier to find people is important to users. Smart Search learns from users’ communication and collaboration behavior to enhance and prioritize search results in Exchange. Also, with Exchange 2013, users can merge contacts from multiple sources to provide a single view of a person, by linking contact information pulled from multiple locations.
Provide an engaging experience Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Outlook Web App have a fresh new look. Outlook Web App emphasizes a streamlined user interface that also supports the use of touch, enhancing the mobile device experience with Exchange.
Integrate with SharePoint and Lync Exchange 2013 offers greater integration with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft Lync 2013 through site mailboxes and In-Place eDiscovery. Together, these products offer a suite of features that make scenarios such as enterprise eDiscovery and collaboration using site mailboxes possible.
Help meet evolving compliance needs Compliance and eDiscovery are challenging for many organizations. Exchange 2013 helps you to find and search data not only in Exchange, but across your organization. With improved search and indexing, you can search across Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Windows file servers. In addition, data loss prevention (DLP) can help keep your organization safe from users mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. DLP helps you identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data through deep content analysis.
Provide a resilient solution Exchange 2013 builds upon the Exchange Server 2010 architecture and has been redesigned for simplicity of scale, hardware utilization, and failure isolation.

Forefront 2010 Licensing Overview

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
The Forefront TMG solution includes two separately licensed elements:
· Forefront TMG 2010* Server provides URL filtering, anti-malware inspection, intrusion prevention, application- and network layer firewall, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection in a single solution.
· Forefront TMG Web Protection Service provides continuous updates for malware filtering and access to cloud-based URL filtering to protect against the latest Web threats.

* Forefront TMG 2010 is licensed under the processor licensing model, with a license required for each physical or virtual processor accessed by an operating system environment running a TMG Server. This license does not require any device or user CALs
Forefront TMG 2010 Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition are offered in the following Microsoft licensing programs:
· Enterprise Agreement
· Enterprise Agreement Subscription
· Select
· Academic and Government Select
· ISV Royalty
· Open
· Open Value
· Open Value Subscription
· Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
· Campus and School Agreement

* Forefront TMG Standard Edition is also available in Full Packaged Product (FPP) for retail sale through distributors.

Forefront TMG Web Protection Service is a subscription product licensed per user or per device. It is offered as a stand-alone product cor as part of the Enterprise CAL Suite or Forefront Protection Suite. TMG Web Protection Service is available in the same Microsoft licensing programs as Forefront TMG 2010, except for the following:
· ISV Royalty
· Open


* All prices reflect pricing for purchases in the United States and Canada and appear in US dollars. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary.

Required Software

* All prices reflect pricing for purchases in the United States and Canada and appear in US dollars. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary.

Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing (MVLS) and requires:
· A server license, available either through an OEM appliance or as software. It gives the license holder the right to install and use the server software.
· A Client Access License (CAL) for each named or authenticated device or user that accesses a system running Unified Access Gateway. A Device CAL grants the right for one device (accessed by any user) to access the Unified Access Gateway server software. A User CAL permits one user (using any device) to access the server software.
· An optional external connector license is also available to enable external parties to access the network. Customers have the choice to license an external connector for each Unified Access Gateway Server that those external users will access, or to license a Unified Access Gateway CAL for each external user.
Customers can license Unified Access Gateway as part of the following Microsoft licensing programs:
· Enterprise Agreement
· Enterprise Agreement Subscription
· Select
· Select Plus
· Open
· Open Value
· Open Value Subscription
· Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
· Campus and School Agreements
· US Government

Purchasing Options
Customers can buy Unified Access Gateway server licenses:
· Through OEM partners if they want to buy Unified Access Gateway as a physical appliance. This includes the underlying Windows Server 2008 R2 license.
· From Microsoft Volume Licensing. These options require provisioning the license from a customer’s existing agreement. Appliances are available from Microsoft partner hardware vendors


Unified Access Gateway Client Access Licenses
Product Licenses Price Description

Other Licenses

* UAG CALs will be added to the Enterprise CAL starting in spring 2010


Lync Server 2010 Licensing

Lync Server 2010 Licensing

Lync Server 2010 follows the Server/Client Access License (CAL) model. Under this model, a Lync Server 2010 license is required for each operating system environment running Lync Server 2010. A CAL is required for each user or device accessing the Lync Server. You can acquire Lync Server 2010 CAL as standalone servers and Client Access licenses (CAL) or you can purchase the CALs as part of the Microsoft Enterprise CAL (ECAL) Suite. Lync 2010 is the client software used to interact with the Lync Server 2010 Server and is licensed separately as a standalone license, or available via Office Professional Plus 2010.

Lync Server 2010

  • Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition :
    Standard Edition requires that primary server components, as well as the database for storing user and conference information, be configured on a single computer. Standard Edition is recommended for organizations that do not require higher availability through load balancing.
  • Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition :
    Enterprise Edition enables separation of server functionality and data storage to achieve higher capacity and availability. Enterprise Edition is recommended for organizations that require higher availability through load balancing.

Lync CAL Offerings

  • Lync Server 2010 Standard CAL
  • Lync Server 2010 Enterprise CAL
  • Lync Server 2010 Plus CAL

Install Self Signed Exchange 2010 SSL certificate

For my example, my domains are…

Local domain: vcp.local
Outside domain:

#NETBIOS name of Client Access exchange server:        vcpsydex01
#Internal FQDN (AD name):        vcpsydex01.vcp.local
#External FQDN (Public name):
#Autodiscover name:  

Run the following command on the Client Access Server for generating the new Self-Signed SSL cert using the names listed above:

New-ExchangeCertificate -FriendlyName “SelfSigned Cert” -SubjectName “” -DomainName vcpsydex01,vcpsydex01.vcp.local,, -PrivateKeyExportable $True

Prior to Windows Vista SP1, the Windows RPC/HTTP client-side component required that the Subject Name (aka Common Name) on the certificate match the “Certificate Principal Name” configured for the Outlook Anywhere connection in the Outlook profile. Therefore, as a best practice, you should ensure that is listed as the Subject Name in your certificate unless you plan on changing the configuration which can be achieved by using the Set-OutlookProvider cmdlet with the -EXPR parameter as described in

Open IIS on the Exchange Server and tell it to use this certificate.

  1. Click on the Default Web Site
  2. Click Bindings on the right
  3. Select HTTPS, and choose edit
  4. Under SSL certificate, click the drop down list and choose your certificate that you created earlier.
  5. You need to setup the following external DNS entries 1. 2., these need to point to the external IP address of your Exchange CAS server.
    The next few steps are to install the certificate to the Clients.
  6. From Internet Explorer, navigate to the website of your OWA, Click on Certificate Error, then click View certificates.
  7. Click Install Certificate
  8. Click Next
  9. Select the second option
  10. Select the box Show Physical Stores, Under Trusted Root Certification Authorities, select Registry and click OK

    Please note, you will need to repeat this step again and choose Local Computer. 

  11. Click Finish
  12. Select Yes. Close and re-open Internet Explorer.
  13. Close and restart Internet Explorer.

For more information, please refer to

Setting Up Your POP or IMAP Email Address in MS Outlook Express

To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express

  • In Microsoft Outlook Express, from the Tools menu, select Accounts

  • Go to the Mail tab and from the Add menu, select Mail.

  • In the Display Name field, enter you full name and click .

  • In the E-mail address field, enter your email address and click Next.

  • On the E-mail Server Names page, complete your information as follows:
    • My incoming mail server is a POP3 or IMAP.
    • Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server
    • POP or IMAP
    • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server

Click Next.

NOTE:“” is an SMTP relay server. In order to use this server to send e-mails, you must first activate SMTP relay on your e-mail account. Log on to your Manage Email Accounts page to set up SMTP relay. If you do not have SMTP relay set up and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) allows it, you can use the outgoing mail server for your Internet Service Provider. Contact your Internet Service Provider to get this setting.

  • In the Account Name and Password fields, enter your email address and password, and then click Next.

  • On the setup confirmation page, click Finish.

  • On the Mail tab, select the account you just created, and then click Properties.

  • Go to the Servers tab.
  • Select My server requires authentication, and then click Apply.


  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • In the Server Port Numbers section, change Outgoing mail (SMTP) to 80, and then click OK.

  • (Optional) If you want to keep a copy of email messages stored on your email provider’s servers, in theDelivery section, select Leave a copy of messages on server.

Your Outlook Express account is now set up. Click Close to close the Internet Accounts window and return to your Outlook Express.