Setting Up Email on Your Computer with Windows Live Mail

Setting Up Email on Your Computer with Windows Live Mail

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 > All Programs > Windows Live Mail
  2. Click Accounts (across top menu) > Email > Add Account (or click Menu > Options > Email Options > Add Email Account)
  3. Enter your email address and password (remember password)
  4. Enter how you want your name displayed when you send email.
  5. Click Manually configure settings. Click Next

Incoming Mail Server Information

  1. Server Type: Choose POP3 or IMAP (IMAP is preferred if this email will be setup on multiple devices)
  2. Server Address:
  3. Port: Use “993” for IMAP, and use “995” for POP3
  4. Requires a secure Connection (SSL): Yes
  5. Authenticate Using: Clear text (or leave empty)
  6. Login user name: enter your full email address

Outgoing Mail Server Information

  1. Server Address:
  2. Port: 465 or 587
  3. Requires a secure connection: Yes
  4. Requires authentication: Yes

Windows Live Mail visual reference