Configuring a POP email account in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
1) To configure a POP email account, first click the “Accounts” tab.

2) Then click The “Email” icon.

3) Enter the email address you want to configure, and its password.

4) Enter a display name for your sent messages.

5) Then click here to manually configure your server settings.

6) Click “Next”.

Next we have to configure our server settings.

7) Ensure “POP” is selected as the server type.

8) Then enter the incoming server address here.

9) Leave “Clear Text” selected as the authentication type.

10) Then enter the full email address as your user name here.

11) Next, enter the outgoing server address here.

12) Check here to require authentication.

13) Then click “Next”.

That’s it! The email account has been added.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure a POP email account in Windows Live Mail.

Configuring a POP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
1) To configure a POP email account with SSL, first click the “Accounts” tab.

2) Then click The “Email” icon.

3) Enter the email address you want to configure, and its password.

4) Enter a display name for your sent messages.

5) Then click here to manually configure your server settings.

6) Click “Next”.

Next we have to configure our server settings.

7) Ensure “POP” is selected as the server type.

8) Then enter the incoming server address here.

9) Click here to require a secure SSL connection.

Note that by doing so the port number changed to 995, the default email port for SSL.

10) Leave “Clear Text” selected as the authentication type.

11) Then enter the full email address as your user name here.

12) Next, enter the outgoing server address here.

13) Check both these boxes to require a secure SSL connection and authentication.

14) Be sure to enter 465 for the secure port number.

15) Then click “Next”.

That’s it! The email account has been added.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure a POP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail.

Configuring an IMAP email account in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
1) To configure an IMAP email account, first click the “Accounts” tab.

2) Then click The “Email” icon.

3) Enter the email address you want to configure, and its password.

4) Enter a display name for your sent messages.

5) Then click here to manually configure your server settings.

6) Click “Next”.

Next we have to configure our server settings.

7) Ensure “IMAP” is selected as the server type.

8) Then enter the incoming server address here.

9) Leave “Clear Text” selected as the authentication type.

10) Then enter the full email address as your user name here.

11) Next, enter the outgoing server address here.

12) Check here to require authentication.

13) Then click “Next”.

That’s it! The email account has been added.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure an IMAP email account in Windows Live Mail.

Configuring an IMAP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
1) To configure an IMAP email account with SSL, first click the “Accounts” tab.

2) Then click The “Email” icon.

3) Enter the email address you want to configure, and its password.

4) Enter a display name for your sent messages.

5) Then click here to manually configure your server settings.

6) Click “Next”.

Next we have to configure our server settings.

7) Ensure “IMAP” is selected as the server type.

8) Then enter the incoming server address here.

9) Click here to require a secure SSL connection.

Note that by doing so the port number changed to 993, the default email port for IMAP SSL.

10) Leave “Clear Text” selected as the authentication type.

11) Then enter the full email address as your user name here.

12) Next, enter the outgoing server address here.

13) Check both these boxes to require a secure SSL connection and authentication.

14) Be sure to enter 465 for the secure port number.

15) Then click “Next”.

That’s it! The email account has been added.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure an IMAP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail.

Configuring custom ports in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
1) To configure custom ports for your email account, first right-click your account name.

2) Then click “Properties”.

3) Click the “Advanced” tab.

Let’s assume we need to change our port numbers to use SSL connections.
This is where your email account’s server port numbers are listed, and available for you to change.

4) Check here to require SSL for the outgoing server, then enter the new port number.

5) Then check here to require SSL for the incoming server, then enter the new incoming port number.

Note that the port number was updated automatically.

6) When finished click “OK”.
This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure custom ports in Windows Live Mail.

How to setup your email signature in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
1) To setup a signature, first click this drop down icon.

2) Then select “Options”…

3) Then click “Mail”.

4) In the Mail Options window, click the “Signatures” tab.

5) Currently there are no signatures configured, so let’s add one. Click the “New” button.

6) Enter your signature in this text box.

7) When finished, click here and give your signature a name.

8) Then click “OK”.

That’s it! The signature has been setup and is now easily added to any email we want to send.
9) To add your signature, simply click the “Insert” tab in your message window.

10) Click the “Signature” icon.

11) Then select your signature from the drop down menu.

The signature is added to your email message!

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup an email signature in Windows Live Mail.

How to change your email password in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
From time to time you may have to change your email account’s password in your hosting account.
When you do, you’ll also have to change it here in Windows Live Mail so that you continue to be able to send and receive email.
1) To change your email password, first right-click your account name.

2) Then click “Properties”.

3) Click the “Servers” tab.

4) Update your password here.

5) Then click “OK”.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to change your email password in Windows Live Mail.

How to delete an email account in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you’ve already launched Windows Live Mail.
1) To delete or remove an email account from Windows Live Mail, first right-click your account name.

2) Then click “Remove Account”.

3) Click “Yes” to confirm.

That’s all there is to it!
Remember that removing an email account here does not delete the account from your hosting account… it simply means you can no longer use the account with Windows Live Mail.

You can always re-configure your email account in Windows Live Mail again, as long as it still exists in your hosting account.
This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to remove an email account from Windows Live Mail.