You can use Outlook Express to access your Exchange account and receive mail. POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols are supported.

Before you configure Outlook Express, you need to make sure that the necessary protocols are enabled for your mailbox. Next, to obtain the settings needed to configure Outlook Express, navigate to either of the following: 

Read the Knowledge Base article How Can I Connect To My Exchange Server Using POP Or IMAP? for detailed instructions on checking these mailbox settings and finding the correct configuration settings.


  • POP3 provides dynamic access to Exchange server but doesn't allow to work with mail stored on the Exchange server. POP3 is a fast protocol, used mostly to download mail from the Exchange server to the local computer. After downloading a copy of a message, the message is deleted from Exchange Server by default if you haven't configured your POP3 client to leave a copy of downloaded messages on server.
  • IMAP4 keeps downloaded messages on Exchange Server. This allows you to work with mail on Exchange Server, use offline and remote storage of messages, manage profiles, and use common mailboxes. Read the Knowledge Base article on What Is IMAP? for more information.