Setting Up Email on Your Computer with Windows 8

Setting Up Email on Your Computer with Windows 8

To setup your computer to send/receive email, you must already have the email account created in your Control Panel. You will need the following information when following the step by step instructions below for your email program.

Required Information

  • Username: (your full email address)
  • Password: use whatever password you were assigned
  • Incoming Mail Server: (replace with your domain name)
  • Outgoing Mail Server: (replace with your domain name)
  • Authentication: The outgoing mail server will require password authentication to send mail. The incoming does not.
  • Connection Security: Due to a recent upgrade in standards and best practices for email and web, we now recommend using an SSL secured connection for regular email useage. The same security feature that keeps you safe while shopping on line by providing you with a “secured” green lock can also keep you safe while using your email too!

First Steps

  1. Click Start, then click the Mail tile
  2. Point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up (or press the windows logo key +C to open the charms)
  3. Click on Settings >Accounts
  4. Click Add account > Other Account
  5. What kind of Account: POP3 or IMAP (POP3 is standard, but IMAP is preferred for use across multiple devices)
  6. Enter your email address and password
  7. Click show more details

Mail Server Information Details

  1.  Incoming Mail Server:
  2. Port: Use “993” for IMAP, and use “995” for POP3
  3. Incoming server requires SSL: Yes
  4. Server Address:
  5. Port: 465 or 587
  6. Outgoing server requires SSL: Yes
  7. Outgoing server requires authentication: Yes
  8. Use the same username and password: Yes

Windows 8 visual reference

*Note: It might be possible your version of Windows 8, does not support POP or IMAP accounts. Please see this article