How do I Set Up Outlook to Work With My Cox Email Address?

by Si Kingston

Outlook Express allows you to access Internet mail without having to open your Web browser. The software, which comes preinstalled on Windows systems, will work with many Internet mail providers including Cox Mail. In addition, you can use Outlook Express to send mail from your desktop to recipients. The recipients will see your Cox email address in the sender field. To setup Outlook Express to start receiving your Cox mail, you must enter your account login information and the mail server addresses.

1

Click the desktop "Start" menu, click on "All Programs" and select "Outlook Express."

2

Select the "Tools" menu in Outlook Express and choose "Accounts."

3

Click the "Add" button and select "Mail."

4

Enter your name as you want it to appear to recipients (e.g., John Smith) when prompted, then click "Next."

5

Enter your Cox email address (e.g., john.smithex34343@cox.com) on the Internet Explorer Address page. Then select "Next."

6

Select "POP3" from the "My Incoming Mail Server Is A..." menu. Enter the Cox POP server name for incoming and the SMTP server name for outgoing mail in the corresponding fields. The POP and SMTP server names differ per your geographic location (see Tips). Click "Next."

7

Type in your Cox account name and password into the corresponding fields. Then select "Next" and "Finish."

Tip

  • Arizona, California and Nevada residents must enter the following POP server address: pop.west.cox.net and the following SMTP server address: smtp.west.cox.net. Cox customers that reside in all other states, enter: pop.east.cox.net as the POP address and smtp.east.cox.net as the SMTP server address.

About the Author

Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.

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