Setting up Outlook Express with Gmail
Follow it carefully you should have no problems at all.
From the main menu select Tools and then Accounts.
In the window that will open select Add button and then click on Mail.
The wizard will open. First, it will ask you for your name so enter it. This name will be displayed as the From name when the others receive an email from you. Click Next to continue.
The following step is entering your email address. Enter your Gmail address into this box. The address is in form email@example.com where username is the actual username you use to log in to the Gmail. For this example we use john.smith as the username.
On the next step Outlook Express asks you for the POP3 and SMTP servers. Type pop.gmail.com for the POP3 server and smtp.gmail.com for the SMTP server.
In the next step, enter your email address as Account name and your password in the password box. Typing only username without @gmail.com suffix will also work but Google seems to prefer the first version. Make sure that the Remember password box is checked.
Finally, press Next and the wizard will finish. Press Finish button to close it.
You should be back at the Internet Accounts window now. Make sure that the new account pop.gmail.com that has just been created is selected. If it is not, click on it. Then select Properties on the right side of the window.
Properties window opens. Click on the Servers tab first. Make sure you check the My server requires authentication box.
Next, go to the Advanced tab.
Step 1. Check the 2 boxes called This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
Step 2. Type in the port numbers in the boxes - 465 for the SMTP box and 995 for the POP3 box.
Do it in the above order otherwise when you check the SSL checkbox Outlook Express may switch the ports back to their defaults. No big deal as you may type them again but you may accidentally close this window with incorrect port numbers. This way you won't. Double check the port numbers to make sure they are correct.
Click OK button to close the window. You have successfully configured your Gmail account. You may now use this account to send and to receive emails.