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 How to Set Up Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail is a free piece of software provided by Microsoft and can be downloaded as part of the Windows Live Package. Below are instructions on how to set up your email accounts within the software.

By default, Windows Mail will hide the menu bar, this must first be revealed by clicking on the "Menu" button as shown below, you must then select "Show menu bar" as highlighted below.

1. Once you have opened Windows Mail, click on "Tools" at the top of the window and select "Accounts" from the list. This will bring up your Internet Accounts box.

2. Click on the "Add" button at the top right of the dialog box.

3. Highlight "Email Account" from the list and click on the "Next" button.

4. Enter the following details:
4.1 Enter your email address.
Enter your password associated with this email address.
4.3 Enter your display name in the required field. (Whatever you enter on here will reflect who your clients are receiving emails from - ie, if your display name is Freestart PLC, then people will receive emails from "Freestart PLC" rather than simply the email address).
4.4 Ensure that the option of "Remember password" and "Manually configure server settings for e-mail account" are selected.
5. Click on "Next".

6. On this next page, enter the following details:
6.1 Ensure that your incoming mail server type is POP3 the server as "mail.YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME"
6.2 Ensure the incoming server port is set to "110".
6.3 Ensure that "This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is unchecked.
6.4 Leave "Log on using:" set to "Clear text authentication".
6.5 Enter your email address in the "Login ID" field.
6.6 Enter "mail.YOUR-DOMAIN-NAME" as your Outgoing server.

*Note - if you obtain Internet access through Orange or any mobile ISP (via a USB dongle or mobile connection), you will need to enter your ISP's Outgoing (SMTP) server instead. You may need to contact your ISP for this information directly.

6.7 "Check" the field for "My outgoing server requires authentication".
7. Click "Next".

6. Click on "Finish"

Congratulations, your email account should now be successfully active within Windows Live Mail.


*PLEASE NOTE: We do not primarily provide support for any non-Freestart branded applications. Use of Live Mail is entirely at your own choice and, whilst we may be able to reference the required login/server information, we cannot always provide optimal support regarding troubleshooting/tutorials for this application via our telephone support line. Please refer to Microsofts website/troubleshooter for further help with the application.

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Article ID: 142
Created On: 14 Jul 2008 04:06 PM

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