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How to Use GMX Email With Outlook Express

Updated July 20, 2017

Based in Germany, GMX is a widely-used e-mail service provider offering free accounts to consumers. It provides generous amounts of storage space, spam filtering, and supports access to multiple accounts through a single interface. Though many people access the service using a Web browser, GMX also supports the POP3 protocol. This allows you to configure your account to send and receive messages using third-party applications such as Microsoft Outlook Express. The account set-up process takes just minutes once you understand the proper steps.

Open Microsoft Outlook Express.

Click "Tools" in the menu bar near the top of the window and select "Accounts."

Select the "Mail" tab.

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

Enter your first and last name in the "Display name" field and click "Next."

Enter your GMX e-mail address in the corresponding field and click "Next."

Select "POP3" from the "Incoming mail server" drop-down menu.

Enter "pop.gmx.com" in the "Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server" field.

Enter "mail.gmx.com" in the "Outgoing mail (SMTP) server" field.

Click "Next."

Enter your e-mail address in the "Account name" field.

Enter your e-mail password in the "Password" field. Check the "Remember password" box if you want Outlook Express to do so.

Check the box labelled "Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)."

Click "Next."

Click "Finish."

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Craig Witt has written professionally since 2005 in the public and private sectors as a journalist, marketing copywriter and public relations professional. He most often writes consumer software and hardware how-to articles for eHow. Witt has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Washington.