Scripting mail settings in Outlook Express 5.02

I have created a script to create a new mail account in Outlook Express 5.02, but I can’t figure out how to, or if it is even possible to turn on SMTP Authentication.

Basically, what I am trying to do:

In the ‘advanced sending options’ of the account, place a check in ‘SMTP server requires authentication’, and leave the default setting of ‘Use same settings of incoming mail server’

I can’t find anything in the dictionary file on it, it only mentions the SSL stuff. I know that SMTP Auth is a fairly recent feature to OE.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I don’t have OE but in Entourage which was built on top of OE, there is a line in the dictionary for a property of IMAP and POP accounts:

This may have been added after OE but it’s worth a try.


Yea, I tried that one already, guessed at a couple:

SMTP requires authentication:
SMTP requires auth:
SMTP server requires authentication:
SMTP server requires auth:

all do not work.

Did you try this?

SMTP requires authentication true

yep tried that one too, not compiling. I should note that I typed ‘true’ after all the variation listed above.