How to set up email in Windows Live Mail


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This guide takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a new email account in Window Live Mail.

Note: This guide defaults to IMAP and No SSL.

Replace with your domain name

1. Launch Windows Live Mail
2. Select Accounts from the top menu bar
Windows Live Mail setup

3. Select Email

4. Enter the email address and password (forgotten passwords? Contact your Web Administrator ) > Next

5. Configure server settings:

Incoming server information:

  • Server type is IMAP
  • Server address starts with mail.
  • Port is 143
  • Authenticate using Clear text
  • Logon user name is the full email address

Outgoing server information:

  • Server address starts with smtp.
  • Port is 587
  • Requires a secure connection (SSL) is not ticked
  • Requires authentication is ticked


6. Once prompted, you can complete the setup by clicking Finish


7. Click on Send and Receive ans see if it works.