Outlook Express 6 Student Email Setup

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If your computer has the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, or uses an Internet Explorer version greater than v6, do not use these instructions.  Instead, you should use Microsoft's newer products: Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail.

See these links: 

   Computer has Vista OS: Windows Mail Setup

   Computer has Windows XP & IE 7 or higher: Windows Live Mail

   See more info here:  So long Outlook Express! Introducing Windows Live Mail

If you are not using Vista and have IE 6, you may use the following instructions.  You also have the option of using the newer Windows Live Mail (above links).

The following tutorial will show you how to access your student email through Outlook Express 6. 

Note:  Student email can be accessed at any time through the SEBTS web site or by going directly to webmail.sebts.edu in Internet Explorer.  The following tutorial is not necessary to access your student email and should be considered optional. 

1.   Make sure you have an active connection to the internet. 

2.   Open Outlook Express 6.  The icon can usually be found under Start Menu > Programs.     

   Outlook Express logo

3.   If your computer does not have Outlook Express 6 installed, and you are running a Microsoft Windows® 98 or newer operating system, you can download Internet Explorer 6 SP1 (which contains Outlook Express 6) from the following web site:


4.   After opening Outlook Express 6, click Tools > Accounts on the menu bar.


5.  Click Add > Mail in the upper right corner of the Internet Account dialog box.


6.  Type your name and click Next.


7.   Type your email address and click Next.  Your address will be <first name>.<last name>@sebts.edu. 



8.  Choose either IMAP or POP3 as your incoming mail server.  The differences are described below. 

POP3 – All email will be downloaded from the server and stored on your computer’s hard drive in an Outlook data file.  The advantage to using this is that all email you have downloaded will be accessible on your computer even if it is not connected to the internet.  This method also eliminates the "mailbox full" problem, since the server forwards your emails to your computer.  The disadvantage is that all of your email will be lost if your hard drive fails.   If you login to web mail, the only emails you will see are those that haven't yet been downloaded to your PC.

IMAP – All mail in your inbox is stored on the server.  The disadvantage to this is that some email will only be accessible while you are connected to the internet.  You also have to manage your mailbox size to the server's 10MB limit.  The advantage is that, even if your hard drive fails or your computer is down, your email will still be accessible through web mail.


9.   Enter the incoming and outgoing mail server addresses.  In most cases, the address for both will be webmail.sebts.edu.  Some internet service providers may require a different address for Outgoing mail server.  Try webmail.sebts.edu first and if that doesn’t work, contact your internet service provider to find the correct address (they will often have it listed under the technical support section of their web site).  Click Next.


10.  Enter your username and password.  Remember, your username and email address are not the same.  Your username will always be your Student ID number.


11.  Make sure you have the Remember password option selected and click Next.

12.  Click Finish to complete the process and save your settings.


13.  If you created an IMAP account, Outlook Express will ask you if you would like to download folders from your email server.  Click Yes and click OK to close the IMAP Folders window.

 Download Folders?



14.  Your email account will now appear in the Folders section.  If you are using IMAP, click the small + next to webmail.sebts.edu to view your Inbox.  POP3 uses the Inbox under Local Folders.

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