ABSOLUTE-EMAIL
 
 
 

 Knowledgebase

Knowledge Base Home Knowledge Base Home | Knowledge Base Glossary Glossary   
 
Home > All Categories > Using your Email Address > Step-by-step guide: Setting up your email account in Windows Live Mail
Question Title Step-by-step guide: Setting up your email account in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial is for Windows Live Mail 2012, but other versions are likely to be the same or similar.


1. Open Windows Live Mail and click 'Accounts' then 'Email'.

 The 'Add your email accounts' window will appear

 In the 'Email address' box, enter your full email address, e.g. you@yourdomain.com.

In the 'Password' box, enter the password for your email address, and tick 'Remember this password'.

 In the 'Display name for your sent messages' box, enter the name you would like displayed in emails you send. This can be anything you like.

 Click the 'Next' button.


2.  The 'Configure server settings' window will appear

In the left 'Incoming server information' section:

 In the 'Server type' list, select either 'POP' or 'IMAP' depending on your preference. If you're unsure, click the link below to find out more:
Which login type should I choose?

 In the 'Server address' box, enter 'mail.yourdomain.com' (replace yourdomain.com with your own domain name). E.g. if your address was email@johnsmith.com you would enter 'mail.johnsmith.com' here. If you're unsure, you can find your specific incoming mailserver in the confirmation email we sent when you signed up.

In the 'Log-on username' box, enter your full email address.

 Check the following settings are correct (should already be set):
     Port = 110 (POP login) OR 143 (IMAP login)
     Requires a secure connection (SSL) = NOT ticked
     Authenticate using = Clear text

In the right 'Outgoing server information' section:

In the 'Server address' box, enter 'mail.yourdomain.com' (replace yourdomain.com with your own domain name). E.g. if your address was email@johnsmith.com you would enter 'mail.johnsmith.com' here. If you're unsure, you can find your specific outgoing mailserver in the confirmation email we sent when you signed up.

 Tick the 'Requires authentication' box

 Check the following settings are correct (should already be set):
     Port = 25
     Requires a secure connection (SSL) = NOT ticked

 Click the 'Next' button.


3.  A success message will appear

 

 Click the 'Finish' button.

Your account is now successfully setup and emails will start downloading (if you have any emails in your online account). There are a few more things to consider, so please read on...


- POP login ONLY (optional): If you chose POP login type in the steps above and wish to leave your emails online for a set period so newer emails are available in Webmail, right-click the name of your account in Windows Live Mail (on the left), then click Properties.

 A new window will open. Click the 'Advanced' tab.

 Under 'Delivery' tick 'Leave a copy of messages on server', and also tick 'Remove from server after' and set to 14 days (or more/less days if you prefer). DO NOT set it to leave emails on the server forever (just the first box ticked), otherwise your account will eventually run out of space!


- IMAP login ONLY: If you chose IMAP login type in the steps above, you should sync your main folders with Webmail to keep everything consistent. Right-click the name of your account in Windows Live Mail (on the left), then click Properties.

A new window will open. Click the 'IMAP' tab.

 Make sure 'Store special folders on IMAP server' is ticked.

 Enter 'Sent' for the Sent Items path, 'Drafts' for the Drafts path, 'Trash' for the Deleted Items path, and 'spambox' for the Junk path. These settings are case-sensitive so make sure you put the capital letters as above.

 Click the 'OK' button to finish.


This completes your email account setup, and you are now ready to start using your email address in Windows Live Mail.


 
File Attachments File Attachments
There are no attachment file(s) related to this question.
Click Here to View all the questions in Using your Email Address category.
Related Questions Related Questions
  1. How do I Login to Webmail?
  2. How do I send and receive emails with an email program?
  3. How do I send and receive emails with a mobile phone/device?
  4. Step-by-step guide: Setting up your email account in Outlook Express
  5. How do I send and receive emails with Webmail?
  6. What are the different ways to receive, send and manage emails?
  7. Can I login to my email from more than one source?
  8. Step-by-step guide: Setting up your email account in Outlook
  9. Getting Started
  10. What is my username and domain name?
  11. Is there a size limit on the emails I can send/receive?
  12. I'm having problems - can you help?
  13. Do you automatically remove any emails from my account?
  14. Tips to help manage your space usage
Article Options Article Options
Print Question Print this Question
Export to MS Word Export to MS Word
Bookmark Article
 
Search Knowledge Base Search
Copyright Medusa Red Ltd. ©