How Do I Set Up My Optus Email Accounts?

by Gwen Wark

An Optus myZOO email account allows you to access your email using many popular email client programs, such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. In order to set up your Optus email accounts, you will need some information from Optus, such as the addresses of the incoming and outgoing mail servers and your Optus log in name. Once you have this information, you can set up your email client to retrieve your Optus email.

1

Open your email client program, such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. Under the "File" menu on the top toolbar, select "Accounts" and then choose the option for adding a new account.

2

Set the account type to "Mail" if necessary, then select "Add."

3

Type the name that you wish to have displayed to your recipients in the "Display Name" field, then click "Next."

4

Enter your Optus email address in the email address field. This is your Optus username followed by @optusnet.com.au.

5

Set up your incoming mail server options. Select "POP3" as the server type, then enter mail.optusnet.com.au in the incoming mail server field.

6

Set up the outgoing mail server by entering mail.optusnet.com.au in the outgoing mail server (SMTP) field, then click "Next."

7

Enter your Optus username and password into the username and password fields. Tick the box to remember the password, then click "Next." Select the "Finish" option and your Optus email account is set up and ready to use. You can repeat this process for each Optus username that you have set up.

About the Author

Gwen Wark is a freelance writer working from London, Dublin, and New York. She has been a published writer since 1998 with works appearing in both university and local publications. Her current writing projects include SEO, web copy, print and advertising features. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history from Rutgers University.

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