2. Securing connections to the incoming and outgoing mail servers

1. The Internet Accounts window will allow you to edit your account settings to secure the connection and allow you to access your email (if it is not already open, click on the [Tools] menu in Outlook Express and select [Accounts]). Click on the Mail tab and select your Nexus account from the list. Click on Properties to edit its settings. In the Properties Window, click on the Servers tab to see the Server Information. Most settings should already be saved correctly after completing the Internet Connections Wizard before; however, you must tick the My server requires authentication box under the heading Outgoing Mail Server.

Servers properties screen
Figure 7. Server Information

Click on the Advanced tab near the top of the window. Make sure that the option This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is ticked for both the Outgoing mail (SMTP) and the Incoming mail (IMAP) servers. Enter 587 in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) field and 993 in the Incoming Mail (IMAP) one. Click on OK to save your settings.

Advanced properties screen
Figure 8. Advanced properties screen

Close the Accounts window by clicking on Close. Outlook Express is now configured to access your Nexus account.

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