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Outlook Express 6
Once you have Outlook Express set to send and receive e-mail, there are a variety of additional options you can use to configure Outlook Express 6
There are several default View settings used by Outlook Express that you might want to change.
|1.||Select View / Layout|
|2.||From here you can select what options you want to see each time you start Outlook Express|
|3.||You can also change the Preview Pane. Due to some of the newer viruses being spread via e-mail, I would recommend turning this off.|
You can have Outlook automatically add a signature to all new e-mails as well as replies or forwards.
|1.||Go to Tools / Options|
|2.||Click on the Signatures tab|
|3.||Click on the New button|
|4.||Rename the title of the signature|
|3.||Check Add signatures to all outgoing messages|
|4.||Edit the text you want to appear as the signature|
One of the big problems with previous versions of Outlook Express was that there wasn’t much in the way of restricting e-mail attachments.
|1.||Go to Tools / Options / Security|
|2.||Check Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus|
|3.||If you try an open one of these attachments, you will see a message
OE removed access to the following unsafe attachments in your mail: filename
Initially this can restrict more file types than you would like.
|1.||Start the Windows Explorer|
|2.||Go to Tools / Folder Options|
|3.||Click on the File Types tab|
|4.||Scroll to the extension you want to change|
|5.||Click on the Advanced button|
|6.||Uncheck Confirm open after download|
|7.||This will immediately allow you to open attachments with that particular extension. The example below shows the setting to open ZIP files.|
You can easily change the location Outlook Express will stored your e-mail files.
|1.||Go to Tools / Options|
|2.||Click on the Maintenance tab|
|3.||Click on the Store Folder button|
|4.||This will show the current directory that is being used|
|6.||Click on the Change button|
|7.||Browse to the new drive and directory|
|8.||Changes will be made after you exit and restart Outlook Express|
|9.||Files will automatically be copied the next time you start Outlook Express|
You can configure Outlook Express for multiple user accounts or Identities
|1.||Go to File / Identities / Add New Identity|
|2.||Click on the New button|
|3.||Enter in the Name for this Identity|
|4.||Click on the OK button|
|5.||When prompted to switch, click on the Yes button|
|6.||Since this is a new account, you will then be prompted to either Create or Import Account Information. If you only use Outlook Express, choose Create an New Internet Mail Account|
|7.||Follow the prompts and enter in the:
|8.||Once the new Identity is created, you can switch by simply selecting File / Switching Identity|
It can often be helpful to see the size of the attachments you are being sent.
|1.||Go to View / Columns|
|2.||Check the Size box|
|3.||Click on the OK button|
|4.||Now if you want to delete messages with large attachments, you can sort by size by clicking on the work Size at the top of that column.|
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