Updating Outlook Express 5.5 to use Secure POP (SPOP) & SMTP Authorization

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Outlook Express 5.5 Configuration for SpamAssassin
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  1. Open up Outlook Express 5.5

  2. Click Tools from the Main Menu and Select Accounts from the pull down menu

    Select Tools, then Accounts...

  3. Left click on popmail.real-time.com so it is highlighted, then click on Properties

    Modify mail account properties

  4. In the Properties window, make sure mail account is popmail.real-time.com. Place a check in the box next to Include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing.  Click on the Servers tab to continue

    Confirm general settings

  5. Under the Outgoing Mail Server heading, place a check mark in the box next to My server requires authentication Click on the Advanced tab

    Modify server settings

  6. Place a check in the This server requires a secure connection (SSL) box under Incoming Mail (POP3): heading (the Port Number automatically changes to 995.) Place a check in the This server requires a secure connection (SSL) box under Outgoing mail (SMTP): heading, then click on OK

    Modify advanced options

  7. Click Close

    Click close

Send and Receive Email

  1. Click the Send/Recv button to check your mail

    Send / receive email

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