Setting up an email account using Windows Live Mail


Windows Live Mail is an email client that is part of the Windows Essentials Toolkit on Windows Vista and Windows 7. They can be preinstalled in the operating system or downloaded from the website.

  1. Open Windows Live Mail by clicking the Start button,Picture of the Start button clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Live Mail. If there is an existing email account, you can just click on Add (+) email under the Accounts tab. If there are no email accounts created yet, it will prompt you to create a new account.

  1. Enter your email address and the correct password. Put a check on Manually configure settings and click Next. Set the server type to IMAP and enter the correct server settings together with correct port numbers. Leave the rest settings to default and click Next.

  1. Click Finish to complete the setup.



To update email server settings:


Open Windows Mail. Click Tools and click Accounts.

Select the email account that you want to update. Click Properties.

From the Mail Properties window, click Servers.

Under Server Information

Incoming Mail Server (POP/IMAP):

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):

Under Incoming Mail server

Email Username: (your complete email address)

Password: (your email password)

Log on using clear authentication is selected

Under Outgoing Mail server

My server requires authentication must be checked

Click Settings.

Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server

Click the Advanced tab.

Set the Incoming server port to Use Defaults

This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) should be unchecked

Outgoing Server (SMTP): 25 (if account type is POP) or 587 (if account type is IMAP)

Incoming Server: 110

This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) should be unchecked

Leave the rest of the settings as it is.

Click Ok.

Close Windows Mail and relaunch it.

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