Outlook 98 is the personal information manager and email component of Microsoft Office 98. You can configure it to access your Hubris Communications email account by following these instructions.
Consider Upgrading Your Email Program
This version of Outlook is very old. If you rely on it for email, you will be disappointed in the quality of your Internet experience and the security of your system. Please consider upgrading to the newest version of Outlook or consider switching to a different email program.
Determining Which Version of Outlook 98 Is Installed
Outlook 98 has two possible Internet email configurations based on how it is installed on your computer. To determine which method you should use, follow these instructions:
- In Outlook 98, click the "Tools" menu.
- In this menu, you will either have a command that either says "Accounts" or "Services."
- If Your Menu Has "Accounts" in It
- Your copy of Outlook 98 is installed using Internet only email settings. These settings are basically the same as those used by Outlook Express 4.0. To edit your settings, follow the instructions for Outlook Express 4.
- If Your Menu Has "Services" in It
- Your copy of Outlook 98 is installed with Internet email and LAN email settings. Use the following instructions to configure your email settings.
- Launch the "Services" dialog box.
- Within Outlook 98, click the "Tools" menu.
- Choose "Services" from that menu.
- This window lists the messaging services installed on your computer. Your screen may not look exactly the same as the one shown here.
- To go to the next step, click the "Add..." button.
- If "Internet Mail" is already listed here, highlight it and click the "Properties" button. Skip the next instruction.
- Select "Internet Mail" from the list and click "OK" to go to the next screen.
- NOTE: In some situations, you may see "Internet Email" here instead of "Internet Mail."
- Mail Account
- You may type whatever you wish in this box.
- You may type whatever you wish in this field. It will appear in emails that you send.
- You may also type the name of your business or organization. It will appear in emails that you send.
- Email Address
- This field must contain your valid email address.
- Reply Address
- If you specify a different address here, replies that people send to your emails will be sent to that different address. We recommend you leave this field blank or leave it set to the same address as your email address.
- Incoming Mail (POP3)
- This must be set correctly for you to be able to receive email.
- Outgoing Mail (SMTP)
- This must be set correctly for you t be able to send email.
- Account Name
- This must be set to the first part of your email address. Do not include the @-symbol nor the domain name.
- Password Your password is the same as the one you use to connect to the service.
- Remember Password
- You may turn this option off if you wish to be prompted for your password each time you check your email.
- My server requires authentication
- You should enable this option, then click the "Settings" button to enter Outgoing Mail Server settings.
- Enable the option labeled "Log on using," then fill in the next three options:
- Account Name
- Enter your login-id.
- Enter your password.
- Remember password
- You should leave this option checked.
- Click "OK," then continue with these instructions.
- DSL/broadband Customers
- Choose the first option: "Connect using my local area network (LAN)."
- Dial-Up Customers
- Turn on the second option: "Connect using my phone line." Then select your connection from the list below.
- Except for very special circumstances, you should never leave email messages on the server. Make sure the option to "Leave a copy of messages on server" is not checked, as shown here.