Outlook Express Configuration
It's important before you start to consider how you want your mail, it's much like a pizza, plenty of
If you want to download your mail and delete it off the server every time you check mail (the most
common and privacy conscious method), then use POP3.
If you want to keep your mail on our servers, then you should use IMAP, and not POP3 with "leave on
server" option. The use of IMAP does however mean you have to be aware of, and pay particular
attention to, your mail quota limit. We'll warn you once you reach 50% and 75% quota usages, and again as
your mailbox reaches capacity.
It's not a good idea to mix protocols, choose either POP3, or IMAP, and stick to it. If you don't create
or use other folders to store mail outside of your Inbox then it wont affect mail accessibility, since both
access the same Inbox, however IMAP allows you to create filters and sub folders to store mail, which POP3
by its very design can not access, resulting in losing access to those messages unless you log back in
with IMAP, or Webmail.
In either case, it is advisable to enable encryption for both receiving and sending Emails, the modern, and
preferred method is to use TLS, or STARTTLS. STARTTLS connects as normal but then upgrades to encrypted before
sending your details, (hence the name: START TLS) this uses the same default server ports (POP3:110 / IMAP:143
/ Mail Submission SMTP:587) and is supported in all modern clients and apps and is the most popular method.
TLS however uses encryption from initial connection, because of this it requires different ports (IMAPs:993,
POP3s:995 and SMTPs:465), there is no other difference between it and STARTTLS, the later perhaps being more
We do not accept outgoing (relaying) mail for remote users on port 25, you must use either the message
submission port 587, or SMTPs port 465.
Please double check these settings before reporting problems, especially if you are getting relaying
It is also important to note that when using IMAP, our system regards several folders as special, including
Spam, Junk, and Trash. We automatically delete all contents of the Trash folder after 28 days, Junk
folder after 7 days, and Spam folder when its processed overnight.
Some remote IMAP clients, in particular mobile devices, like to use their own methods and create other folders
like Deleted Messages, this folder is not a special folder name on our systems, therefor it is not
checked for messages to expire, meaning you need to manually delete your trash contents in any Deleted Messages
type folder, also note that the contents of that non standard trash folder also count towards your quota.
Step 1: Open Outlook Express, click on the Tools menu, and select Accounts.
Step 2: Click Add account, and select Mail.
Step 3: Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the From field of outgoing mail.
EG: Foo Bar
Step 4: Enter the email address people will use to reply to you.
Step 5: Set your mail servers to send and receive mail.
Incoming mail server (POP3 server): mail.ausics.net
Outgoing mail server (SMTP server): mail.ausics.net
Set the SMTP port to 587
Step 6: Username: Enter the email account name.
Step 7: Click Finish.
Step 8: Now click once on the newly created account, and choose Properties.
Go to the Servers tab and check My server requires authentication.
IMPORTANT Do not use secure authentication as we do not support this method.
Go to Advanced and tick both the incoming and outgoing SSL boxes.
Make sure your outgoing port is still 587, OE does not readily do TLS on POP but you can use SSL
Congratulations, you're done!