Email Setup

Step 1 of 7

  • Open Outlook Express
  • Click on the Tools menu located at the top of the window
  • Click on Accounts

Step 2 of 7

  • Click the Add button located at the right hand side of the window. Select Mail from the pop up menu

Step 3 of 7

  • Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the from field when sending emails
  • Click the Next button

Step 4 of 7

  • Enter your complete Optusnet email address into the 'Email address' field in lower case. For example: johncitizen@optusnet.com.au
  • Click the Next button

Step 5 of 7

  • Ensure incoming email server type is set to POP3
  • For the box titled Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server enter mail.optusnet.com.au in lower case letters
  • For the box titled Outgoing mail (SMTP) server enter mail.optusnet.com.au in lower case letters
  • Click the Next button

Step 6 of 7

  • Ensure that your username is in the box titled Account Name field
  • If you want the program to remember your password, enter your password in the password box and tick 'remember password'
  • Do not tick 'Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)'
  • Click the Next button

Step 7 of 7

  • Click the Finish button
  • You will be returned to the Internet Accounts window, click the Close button.

Still having problems?

Check out our email FAQ's for answers to common questions and problems or please contact Customer Service on 133 937.

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Personal Enquiries Number Operating Hours
Sales & Enquiries
Mobile 133 345 8.00am - 9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 7.00pm Saturday , 9.00am - 6.00pm Sunday
Home Phone 133 345 8.00am - 9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 7.00pm Saturday , 9.00am - 6.00pm Sunday
Internet 133 345 8.00am - 9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 7.00pm Saturday , 9.00am - 6.00pm Sunday
TV 133 345 8.00am - 9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 7.00pm Saturday , 9.00am - 6.00pm Sunday
 
Optus Customers & Billing
Mobile 1300 300 937 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday
Mobile Pre-Paid 1300 555 002 24 x 7
Mobile Coverage Updates 1300 300 041 24 x 7
Home Phone 133 937 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday
8.00am - 5.00pm Saturday
(Closed public holidays)
Internet 133 937 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday
TV 133 937 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday
Calling Card Access 18 999
 
Customers Calling from Overseas
Mobile +61 2 9342 5678
 
Moving House
Mobile 1300 300 937 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday
Home Phone 1300 555 241 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Wednesday
8.00am - 8.00pm Thursday - Friday
9.00am - 6.00pm Saturday
Internet 1300 555 241 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Wednesday
8.00am - 8.00pm Thursday - Friday
9.00am - 6.00pm Saturday
TV 1300 555 241 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Wednesday
8.00am - 8.00pm Thursday - Friday
9.00am - 6.00pm Saturday
 
Service Difficulties & Faults
Mobile, Home Phone & TV 131 344 24 x 7
 
Internet Technical Support
Dial Up Internet
1300 301 325 24 x 7
Broadband: DSL
1300 739 407 24 x 7
Broadband: Cable 1300 300 693 24 x 7
 
Optus Special Assistance Service
Fault rectification for those who have a medically certified life-threatening condition.
Find out more about OSAS.
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Small Business Enquiries Number Operating Hours
All enquiries: Sales, Customers, Billing, General Enquiries and Moving House
Mobile 133 343 7.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 6.00pm Saturday
Office Phone 133 343 8.30am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday
Internet
  - Dial-up/Web Hosting 133 343 24 x 7
  - OptusNet DSL 133 343 24 x 7
  - Optus Business Broadband 133 343 8:30am - 6:00pm
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Optus Business Enquiries Number Operating Hours
All Sales Enquiries 1800 555 937 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Customer Service 1300 300 314 8.00am - 8.00pm Monday to Friday
Service Assurance Support/ Technical Difficulties 1300 300 332 24 x 7
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Optus Wholesale Enquiries Number Operating Hours
All Enquiries 1300 300 221 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday
Careers @ Optus Number Operating Hours
Careers and Recruitment 1300 300 163 24 x 7
   
Optus World Stores Number Operating Hours
Optus World Stores 133 999
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TTY Access Number Operating Hours
Users with difficulty hearing can use our Teletypewriter service.
Mobile 1800 123 124  
Home Phone, Fixed Line, Internet & TV 1800 500 002  
Emergency TTY number 106  
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