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How to Access a Free GMX Mail Account in Outlook Express

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If GMX means "global mail exchange", that exchange should extend into Outlook Express, should it not?

It does. You can either access your GMX Mail account seamlessly using IMAP (which offers access to all online folders) or POP (which lets you download new mail in an uncomplicated fashion).

Access a Free GMX Mail Account Using IMAP in Outlook Express

To set up IMAP access to a GMX account in Outlook Express and send through it, too:

  • Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Outlook Express.
  • Click Add.
  • Choose Mail....
  • Enter your name.
  • Click Next >.
  • Enter your GMX address ("example@gmx.us", for example).
  • Click Next > again.
  • Make sure IMAP is selected under My incoming mail server is a __ server.
  • Type "imap.gmx.com" in the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server: field.
  • Enter "mail.gmx.com" under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:.
  • Click Next >.
  • Type your full GMX address under Account name: ("example@gmx.us" again, for example).
  • Enter your GMX password into the Password: field.
  • Click Next > again.
  • Click Finish.
  • Highlight imap.gmx.com in the Internet Accounts window.
  • Click Properties.
  • Go to the Servers tab.
  • Make sure My server requires authentication is checked under Outgoing Mail Server.
  • Go to the IMAP tab.
  • Make sure Store special folders on IMAP server is checked.
  • Enter "Sent" (not including the quotation marks) under Sent Items path:.
  • Type "Drafts" (again excluding the quotation marks) under Drafts path:.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Close in the Internet Accounts window.
  • Now, select Yes to download the list of GMX folders to Outlook Express.
  • Click OK.

Access a Free GMX Mail Account Using POP in Outlook Express

To fetch mail from a GMX account to Outlook Express using POP:

  • Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Outlook Express.
  • Click Add | Mail....
  • Type your name.
  • Click Next >.
  • Enter your GMX email address.
  • Click Next >.
  • Make sure POP3 is selected under My incoming mail server is a __ server..
  • Type "pop.gmx.com" under Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:.
  • Enter "mail.gmx.com" under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:.
  • Click Next >.
  • Type your full GMX address (say "example@gmx.us") under Account name:.
  • Enter your GMX password under Password:.
  • Click Next >.
  • Click Finish.
  • Highlight the newly created pop.gmx.com account.
  • Click Properties.
  • Go to the Servers tab.
  • Make sure My server requires authentication is checked under Outgoing Mail Server.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Close.
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