Popular POP and SMTP servers in Microsoft Outlook Express

Hotmail works a little differently to most mailbox accounts. When you go through the setup wizard, instead of selecting the default POP3 choose HTTP and then choose Hotmail. You'll notice you can then skip the incoming and outgoing mail fields.

However, most of the other mailbox accounts should be configured using the following information. "Incoming" is the POP3 server while "outgoing" is the SMTP server. Note that while you can use the outgoing servers listed here, ideally you should use the outgoing server provided by your local internet service provider, such as Comcast, Bellsouth, etc (see additional list below).

Adelphia Cable
pop3 incoming: mail.adelphia.net
smtp outgoing: mail.adelphia.net

AOL
pop3 incoming: imap.aol.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.aol.com
*Note: Choose "IMAP" as the email server type in Step 5 of setting up Outlook Express

AT&T WorldNet
pop3 incoming: postoffice.worldnet.att.net
smtp outgoing: mailhost.worldnet.att.net

BellSouth
pop3 incoming: mail.bellsouth.net
smtp outgoing: mail.bellsouth.net

BlueLight
pop3 incoming: pop.mybluelight.net
smtp outgoing: smtp.mybluelight.net

Cableone
pop3 incoming: mail.cableone.net
smtp outgoing: authmail.cableone.net

Charter
pop3 incoming: pop.charter.net
smtp outgoing: smtp.charter.net

Comcast
pop3 incoming: mail.comcast.net
smtp outgoing: smtp.comcast.net

Compaq.net
pop3 incoming: pop3.compaq.net
smtp outgoing: smtp.compaq.net

Compuserve
pop3 incoming: pop.compuserve.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.compuserve.com

Cox
pop3 incoming: pop.central.cox.net
smtp outgoing: smtp.central.cox.net

Dotster
pop3 incoming: pop.registerapi.com
smtp outgoing: smtpauth.registerapi.com

Earthlink
pop3 incoming: pop.earthlink.net
smtp outgoing: mail.earthlink.net

DirectNIC
pop3 incoming: pop.directnic.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.directnic.com

Google Gmail
pop3 incoming: pop.gmail.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.gmail.com

Juno
pop3 incoming: pop.juno.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.juno.com

Lycos Premium Mail
pop3 incoming: pop.premiummail.lycos.co.uk
smtp outgoing: smtp.premiummail.lycos.co.uk

Mindspring
pop3 incoming: pop.mindspring.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.mindspring.com

Modwest
pop3 incoming: mail.modwest.com
smtp outgoing: mail.modwest.com

MSN
pop3 incoming: pop3.email.msn.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.email.msn.com

Netscape Internet Service
pop3 incoming: pop3.isp.netscape.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.isp.netscape.com
*Note: Other countries may use different variations.

NetZero
pop3 incoming: pop.netzero.net
smtp outgoing: smtp.netzero.net

Rediff
pop3 incoming: pop.rediffmailpro.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.rediffmailpro.com

Supanet
pop3 incoming: pop.supanet.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.supanet.com

Tiscali
pop3 incoming: pop.tiscali.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.tiscali.com

Verizon
pop3 incoming: incoming.verizon.net
smtp outgoing: outgoing.verizon.net

Yahoo
pop3 incoming: pop.mail.yahoo.com
smtp outgoing: smtp.mail.yahoo.com

Popular local SMTP servers