Outlook Express, How to Use, General Question and Answer Page - 01

1) To use Outlook Express from your Web browser.

You can set Outlook Express to be your default e-mail program, so that whenever you click an e-mail link on a Web page or choose the e-mail command in your Web browser or newsreader, Outlook Express opens.
Likewise, you can set Outlook Express to be your default newsreader, so that when you click a newsgroup link on a Web page or choose the newsreader command in your Web browser, Outlook Express opens.
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the General tab.
In the Default Messaging Programs area, click Make Default for news or e-mail.
2) How to add a directory services.
To add a directory service to your Address Book, you will need the name of the computer server (available from the directory service provider).
  • In either the Address Book or Outlook Express, on the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  • In Outlook Express, select the Directory Service tab, click Add, click Directory Service, and then follow the instructions in the Internet Connection Wizard.
In the Address Book, click Add, and follow the instructions in the Internet Connection Wizard.
3) How to import messages from other e-mail programs.
Using the Outlook Express Import Wizard, you can easily import e-mail messages from a variety of popular Internet e-mail programs such as Netscape Communicator and Eudora, as well as from Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook.
  • On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Messages.
  • Select the e-mail program you want to import messages from, and then click Next.
  • Verify the location of your messages, and then click Next.
  • Choose All folders to import all the messages, and then click Next. You can also choose Selected Folders to import messages from one or more folders.
  • Click Finish.
4) How to import address books.
You can import address book contacts from other Windows Address Book files (.wab), as well as from Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book, or any text (.csv) file.
For Windows Address Book
  • On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Address Book.
  • Select the address book or file type you want to import, and then click Open.
          For all other address book formats
  • On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Other Address Book.
  • Click the address book or file type you want to import, and then click Open.
If your address book is not listed, you can export it to either a text (.csv) file or an LDAP Directory Interchange Format (LDIF) file, and then import it using that file type.
5) How to import e-mail account settings.
  • On the File menu, point to Import, and then click Mail Account Settings.
  • Select the e-mail client you want to import and click Next.
  • The settings for the e-mail account will appear. To accept these settings, select Accept Settings, and then click Next. Go to step 5.
  • To change any of the settings, select Change Settings, and then click Next. Use the Internet Connection Wizard to step through the settings for the e-mail account. Make any changes you want and click Next.
  • On the Completion page, click Finish.
  • To see the account information, on the Tools menu, click Accounts.
6) How to import newsgroup account settings.
  • On the File menu, point to Import, and then click News Account Settings.
  • Select the newsgroup account you want to import and click Next.
  • The settings for the newsgroup account will appear. To accept these settings, select Accept Settings, and then click Next. Go to step 5.
  • To change any of the settings, select Change Settings, and then click Next. Use the Internet Connection Wizard to step through the settings for the newsgroup account. Make any changes you want and click Next.
  • On the Completion page, click Finish.
  • To see the account information, on the Tools menu, click Accounts.
7) Hoe to export messages to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange.
  • On the File menu, point to Export, and then click Messages.
  • In the Choose Profile dialog box, choose the profile name that best matches the Microsoft program to which you are exporting.
  • To export all the messages, click All Folders.
  • To export messages in one or more folders, click Selected Folders. Then select the folders you want to export.
8) How to export address Book contact to other programs.
You can export your Address Book contacts to other Windows Address Book (.wab) files, as well as to Microsoft Exchange Personal Address Book, or any text (.csv) file.
To export your Address Book files to another Windows Address Book:
  • In Address Book, on the File menu, point to Export, and then click Address Book (WAB).
  • Locate and select the Windows Address Book file you want to export to, and then click Open.
          For all other address book formats:
  • In the Address Book, on the File menu, point to Export, and then click Other Address Book.
  • Click the address book or file type you want to export to, and then click Export.
9) How to setup a conference call from the Address Book.
If you use Microsoft NetMeeting or other conferencing software, you can store conferencing account information (such as e-mail and server addresses) along with other contact information and then make a conferencing call directly from the Address Book.
  • In the Address Book, double-click the contact name.
  • On the NetMeeting tab, type the Conferencing Server address. (If NetMeeting is not installed, this tab is named Conferencing).
  • Type the Conferencing Address for the contact. This address must be the one used for conferencing, which could be different from the contact's e-mail address.
  • Click Add to add this information to the contact's properties.
Now, whenever you want to initiate a conference call, you can click Call Now on the NetMeeting (or Conferencing) tab of the contact's properties.

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