How Do I Set Up My Optus Email Accounts?

By Gwen Wark

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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.

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Enter your Optus email address in the email address field. This is your Optus username followed by

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 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.