How to View RocketMail in Outlook

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How to View RocketMail in Outlook
You can still use RocketMail e-mail although it's now owned by Yahoo. (Jason Reed/Photodisc/Getty Images)

During the 1990s, RocketMail was one of the most frequently used free Web-based e-mail services until it was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997. However, although RocketMail no longer exists, you can access your RocketMail e-mail via Yahoo! and can view it in MS Outlook with the right POP mail settings.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Launch the Microsoft Outlook software on your computer or laptop. Select "Tools" from the toolbar and then click on "Account Settings."

  2. 2

    Click on "New" under the "E-mail" tab in the "Account Settings" dialogue box.

  3. 3

    Check the "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" at the bottom of the "Add New e-mail Account" dialogue box and then click "Next."

  4. 4

    Click on the "Internet Email" radio button to select the option that will allow you to use the Yahoo! POP settings.

  5. 5

    Enter your desired display name in the "Your Name" field and then your RocketMail e-mail address in the "Email Address" field.

  6. 6

    Type in "pop.mail.yahoo.com" in the Incoming Mail Server field and "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" in the "Outgoing Mail Server" field.

  7. 7

    Enter your RocketMail user name without the "@rocketmail.com" and also your password. Select next to complete the account set-up.

  8. 8

    Click on the "Inbox" icon at the left pane in the main menu screen of the MS Outlook screen to view your RocketMail in Outlook.

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