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Using Windows Live Mail with Your Email

Date Submitted: 1/8/13

You can always use Web-Based Email to send and receive email messages. But you also can view your email with an email client. To access your email through Windows® Live Mail, add an account with the settings outlined below. While the exact steps may differ from version to version, you can use the settings listed here to set up other versions of Windows Mail as well.

NOTE: Windows Live Mail is the default email client for Windows 7®.

BEFORE YOU START: To set up Windows Live Mail with your email, you need to know your POP or IMAP Email Server Settings and ports. To find them, go to the Email Setup Center and write down the information that displays under Email Server Settings.

To Use Windows Live Mail with Your Email


  1. Launch Windows Live Mail from the Start Menu.
  2. Go to the Tools menu, and then select All Accounts.
  3. In the navigation column, click Add e-mail account.
  4. In the Email Address field, enter your full email address.
  5. In the Password field, enter your password.
  6. Select if you want to Remember Password.
  7. In the Display Name field, enter how you want your name to display when email is sent from this account, and then click Next.
  8. Select your server type and enter your Incoming POP or IMAP Server. This is the information you noted from Web-Based Email.
  9. Incoming server Port:

    IMAP without SSL - 143
    IMAP with SSL - 993
    POP without SSL - 110
    POP with SSL - 995
  10. Select This server requires a secure connection (SSL) if you are using a port with SSL.
  11. Select to log on using Clear text authentication.
  12. In the Login ID field, enter your full email address.
  13. In the Outgoing server field, enter your Outgoing POP or IMAP Server. This is the information you noted from Web-Based Email.
  14. Outgoing server Port:

    Without SSL - one of the following: 25, 80, 3535
    With SSL - 465
  15. Select This server requires a secure connection (SSL) if you are using a port with SSL.
  16. Select My outgoing server requires authentication, and then click Next.
  17. Click Finish.

NOTE: As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Windows 7 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

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