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How do I setup my Cox email as my default email provider?


How do I set cox as my email provider in internet options,programs. It only allows outlook express or hotmail. I can't email direct from any web site.


This question was answered on April 10, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In order for Cox to be set as your default email provider you need to set it up in Microsfot Outlook or Outlook express

1 Launch Outloook Express or Outlook

2 On the Tools menu, Click Accounts

3 In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.

4 In the Internet Connection Wizard dialog box, in the Display name: text box, enter your display name.

5 Click Next.

6 In the E-mail Address: text box, enter your email address

7.Click Next.

8 On the My incoming mail server is a.. server drop-down menu, click POP3

9 In the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server: text box, type the name of your POP (incoming) email server name.

Incoming server names refer to:

10.In the Outgoing mail (SMTP)server: text box, enter your SMTP (outgoing) email server name

Outgoing server names refer to:

11.Click Next.

12 In the Account name: and Password: text boxes, enter your account name and password.

13 Click Next.

14 Click Finish

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Posted by Ryan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 10, 2007