Outlook Express Tip
Adding Gmail To Outlook Express
Some of you might not know this, but you can set up dozens of email accounts in Outlook Express. Why would you want to do this? Who knows! But we have about 20-25 accounts set up for specific purposes and we're sure you must have some specific purposes you could use additional accounts for too! So adding a Gmail Account to Outlook Express will not change the account or accounts you already have set up. And, you can select any account to be your "default" account (i.e. the account that opens automatically when you choose to create a new message - the account from which, unless you select a different account, your mail is sent when you compose a new message).
Unlike Yahoo Mail and other free "Web mail" services, Gmail allows you to use your Gmail Account in Outlook Express like you would any other email account (like that your ISP gives you). Not only does Google give you the option to use your Gmail Account in Outlook Express, but you can keep an archived copy of your email on the Web where Google gives you about 2.5 Gigabytes (that's GIGABYTES) of storage. So, essentially, you can store year's worth of email on the Gmail server and not take up your own hard drive space with archived messages.
Anyway, sorry for being "chatty" again :). Here's the scoop on how to set up a Gmail Account in Outlook Express.
First you need to configure your Gmail Settings - so login to your Gmail account and click "Settings" (at the top) then click the "Forwarding and POP" tab (at the top):
Next click "Configuration Instructions" at the bottom of the dialog above and you'll see a window that looks like this:
Click Outlook Express and Outlook 2002 (and
older) (Windows) and you'll see
this page appear (click here to see) . On the actual page there are
links to Google's Gmail Automatic Configuration tool and manual
instructions. We don't know about you, but when given a choice between easy
and difficult, with the end result being difficult, we'll take "easy" every
time. It doesn't get any easier than using Gmail's Auto-configuration tool,
but if you prefer and want to learn how to set up accounts in Outlook
Express manually, following this guide is a good tutorial.
Don't have a Gmail Account yet? Well, Gmail is still in Beta, but that's sort of a joke, because Gmail has been around for about 18 months now. The only way you'll get a Gmail Account is by invitation. And there are a lot of "invitations around. If you've been using our Start Page you've noticed that a couple of times a week we'll give away free Gmail accounts. What? You're not using our Start Page? Shame! Shame! Anyway, we've given out about 500 free Gmail accounts and we'll be giving out hundreds more as we get time. So, if you want a Gmail Account, that would be another excellent reason to use our Start Page as your browser's home page, wouldn't it? Not to mention that it helps us a great deal too.
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