How do I switch from Outlook to Outlook Express?


I have Windows 98, ONE mailbox in outlook. I want to add 2 mailboxes so I want to switch from Outlook to Outlook Express. How do I switch from Outlook to Outlook Express?


This question was answered on November 5, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Ok from what I have read you can go from Outlook Express to outlook, but not vise versa So here is how you can go from OE to Outlook 2002.

How to Import Mail Account Settings

1 In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export

2 In the Choose an action to perform box, click Import Internet Mail Account Settings, and then click Next

3 In the Select the e-mail client to import box, click Microsoft Outlook Express, and then click Next

4 Make sure that the name that is displayed is the name that you want to use, and then click Next

5 Make sure that the e-mail address is correct, and then click Next

6 Make sure that the incoming and outgoing mail servers are correct, and then click Next

7 Make sure that the account name and password are correct, and then click Next.

NOTE: If you are using a MSN, The Microsoft Network, Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) account, the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box must be selected

8 Click the method that you use to connect to the Internet, and then click Next

9 Click Finish to import your mail account settings

How to Set Outlook As the Default E-mail Program

1 Quit Outlook

2 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel

3 Double-click the Internet Options icon, and then click the Programs tab

4 In the E-mail list, click Microsoft Outlook, and then click OK to save the changes

If you need more information you can visit Microsoft knowledge base.

Good Luck!

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Posted by julie of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 5, 2004