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How to Set up Email Account in Windows Live Mail

One of Microsoft's earliest email client was Windows Live Mail. It was part of their Windows Essentials Suite and can be downloaded from Microsoft official website for free. It may have been discontinued, but this is still widely used by Windows users with Windows 7 or older

The same as other email clients, you may connect your emails with or without SSL connection. Here are the steps below: 

Step 1. Open Windows Live Mail.
               If you are using Windows Live Mail for the first time, do the following steps before proceeding to Step 2:

            a. Windows Live Mail will immediately ask f or your email settings and click Next.


            b. If an email address has been setup before: 

                i. Click Menu icon on the top-left, choose Options and click Email accounts…


                ii. On the Accounts, click Add.


                iii. On Select Type Account, choose Email Account and click Next.


                iv. Enter your email settings and click Next.

Step 2. On Configure server settings page, choose the server settings:

            a. Non-SSL set up:


            b. SSL Set up:


Server Type Choose whether you want to use POP or IMAP.
Server Address Both incoming and outgoing server address should be: mail.yourdomain.com.
Authentication Choose Clear text for both IMAP and POP.
Logon Username Enter your full email address, such as [email protected].
Server Ports SSL:
Incoming: 993
Outgoing: 465
Incoming: 143
Outgoing: 26
Incoming: 995
Outgoing: 465
Incoming: 110
Outgoing: 26

Step 3. Click Next. Your email account is created. 

It won't take long for the emails and folders to sync. This is depending on the mailbox size, to be sure, keep your Windows Live Mail open and connected to the internet

Edit Settings

If you encounter any troubles when it comes to connecting to your incoming or outgoing mail servers or your password has changed, you can go through the steps below on how to change your current settings:

1. Open Windows Live Mail.
2. Look for the email address you;d like to edit on the left pane.
3. Right-click on the email address and choose Properties.
4. On the email account settings pop-up, click Servers tab. Type in the new settings for:

  • Incoming Mail Server
  • Outgoing Mail Server
  • Password

5. Click Advanced tab and change port numbers if needed.
6. Click Apply and lastly click OK.

Allow a few minutes for Windows Live Mail to sync all your new emails that you've sent and received.


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