Windows Live Mail

Mail Server Username:
Incoming Mail Server:
Outgoing Mail Server: (server requires authentication) port 25
Supported Incoming Mail Protocols: POP3, POP3S (SSL/TLS), IMAP, IMAPS (SSL/TLS)
Supported Outgoing Mail Protocols: SMTP, SMTPS (SSL/TLS)

You may need this information later when configuring Live Mail.

  1. Go to Mail under Shortcuts in Windows Live Mail.
  2. Click Add an e‐mail account at the bottom of the list.
  3. Type your e‐mail address under E‐mail address:.
  4. Type your password under Password:.
  5. Enter your name under Display Name:.
  6. Your Login ID is the username in the paragraph from above.
  7. Type your password if it asks you for a password.
  8. Make sure that Manually configure server settings for e‐mail account. is checked.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Make sure IMAP is selected under My incoming mail server is a ___ server.
  11. Enter the incoming mail server name from above into the Incoming Server spot.
  12. Type the outgoing mail server name from above in the Outgoing Server spot.
  13. The paragraph below says that the server requires authentication. However some mail programs are a bit iffy on this. Go ahead and select “My outgoing server requires authentication.” You can always change it later.
  14. The port is shown in the paragraph above. Enter it in “Port: under Outgoing Server Information.”
  15. Click Next
  16. Click Finish
  17. Click OK

That should have correctly configured your Windows Live Mail program.

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