How to Configure Outlook Express for the Free-Net

The following is documentation on how to configure Outlook Express with Windows 98 to use your Louisiana Free-Net or Greater New Orleans Free Net e-mail.

Double click on the Microsoft Outlook Express icon show below that appears on your desktop:

Microsoft Outlook Express icon


If you have removed it from your desktop, go to Windows Explorer, double-click on Program Files, double-click on Outlook Express, then double-click on Msimn to open Outlook Express...


After you open Outlook Express, the following window should appear:

Outlook Express window


Click on Tools in Menu bar...


After you click on Tools, the following menu should drop-down:

Tools, Accounts

As shown in the image, click on Accounts...


You have now entered the Account Manager which appears as the one below:

Account Manager


After you enter the Account Manager, as show below...:

Click on Accounts, then Mail

As shown in the image, click on the Add button, then on Mail...


After you click on Mail, the following window should appear:

Enter Your Name


Enter your name, then click on the Next button to continue...


After you click on next the following window should appear:

Enter your e-mail address


Enter your e-mail address, then click on the Next button to continue...


After you click on Next, the following window should appear:

Enter Mail Servers


Make sure that POP3 is highlighted. Enter your incoming and outgoing mail servers as mail.gnofn.org, if you are using the Greater New Orleans Free-Net, or mail.lfn.org, if you are using the Louisiana Free-Net.


After you click on next, the following Account Information window should appear:

Account Information


Make sure that "Log on Using" is selected. Enter your User ID in the Pop Account Name box. If you want your password to appear as asteriks (*) everytime you use Outlook Express (if you want your password saved), enter it into the Password box. Click on Next to continue...


After you click on the Next button, the following window should appear:

Type of Connection


If you are at home and using a modem to connect to GNOFN, select "Connect using my phone line." If you are on a local area network, select "Connect using my local area network." Click on Next to continue...


After you click on Next, the following window shall appear:

Name of the Account


Enter the name of the account (to make it easy, enter GNOFN for Greater New Orleans Free-Net users and LFN for Louisiana Free-Net users). Click on the Next button to continue...


After you click on Next, the following window should appear:

You are Finished


You are now finished configuring Outlook Express to work with the Free-Net. You may now check you mail, reply to your mail, send your email, etc., as you would do on any other program.