Outlook Express Setup Guide for Astraweb

This guide will walk you through setting up Outlook Express to work with Astraweb news servers.

Download Outlook Express

No need to download Outlook Express as it comes standard with the Windows operating system. If you run Microsoft Office you could also use Outlook.

Install Outlook Express

Outlook Express is already installed. Simply click on Start → Programs → Outlook Express to start the program.

Configure Outlook Express

Figure 1 – Outlook Express Menu

Outlook Express Menu

Click on the Tools → Accounts

Figure 2 – Add News Account

Add News Account

Select the News tab and then Add → News

Figure 3 – Display Name

Display name

A – Enter anything you want in the display name.

Figure 4 -Email Address

Email address

A – Enter in the email address to be used with this account.

Figure 5 -Outlook Express News Server Information

News server setup

A – Enter news.astraweb.com or ssl.astraweb.com (SSL) into the News (NNTP) server field
B – Check “My news server requires me to log on“.

Figure 6 – Account Name and Password

Account name and password

A – Enter Username (provided in email)
B – Enter Password (provided in email)

Figure 7 – Select Account Properties

Account properties button

Next you want to click on the Properties button.

Figure 8 – Select NNTP Port (SSL)

News server port

A – Port: use port 443 or 563 for secure or port 119, 23, 1818 or 8080 for standard connections.
B – Check “This server requires a secure connection (SSL)” for secure access.

Outlook Express is now configured for Astraweb. Enjoy!

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