Email Setup: Outlook Express

Use this guide to configure Outlook Express Email to work with your FreedomNet Email.

Step 1: Create Your Account (Part 1)

  • Start Outlook Express. On the “Tools” menu, click “Accounts.”

Step 2: Create Your Account (Part 2)

  • In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click “Add,” and then click “Mail.”

Step 3: Display Name

  • In the “Display Name” box, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message, and then click “Next.”

Step 4: Email Address

  • In the “E-mail Address” box, type the email address for the account that you are using (for example, “johnsmth@fnwusers.com”), and then click “Next.”

Step 5: Server Names

Under “E-mail Server Names,” select the appropriate incoming e-mail server type (Post Office Protocol version 3 [POP3] is the default type), enter “fnw.us” for BOTH your incoming and outgoing email servers and then click “Next.”


Step 6: User Credentials

Enter your full e-mail in the field “Account name” text field. Make sure the box “Log on using Secure Password Authentication” is blank.


Step 7: Configuring the Account Settings

To configure your email, select the mail account and click on the “Properties” button on the right.


Step 8: Servers Configuration

Click on the “Servers” tab on the top and check the box, “My server requires authentication.”


Step 9: Advanced Configuration

  • Click on the “Advanced” tab on the top and check the boxes for outgoing and incoming mail labeled, “This server requires a secure connection (SSL)”.
  • Make sure “Outgoing Mail (SMTP)” is set to port 465.
  • Click “OK” and you should be able to send and receive mail.