How to set up email with Windows Live Mail

This FAQ will help you to set up your mailbox with Windows Live Mail.

The below video and step by step instructions will help you learn how to add a mailbox with Windows Live Mail.

choose between pop or imap

Please note: You can use the below steps to set up any mailbox. You will however need to use your providers details when we mention ours.


Start Windows Live Mail, click on the Accounts tab and then the Email button.

click the accounts button then email


Enter the email address you wish to add, the email address password and a preferred display name.

Check the Manually configure server settings option.

Once these details have been entered click on the Next button.

add your email account

Please note: You can now choose between using POP3 or IMAP. To find out more about these protocols check out this FAQ.


Choose either POP or IMAP from the drop down box.

You will now need to enter or as the server address

The port should be set to 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP3.

Check the option Requires a secure connection (SSL).

Leave the Authenticate using option as Clear text.

Finally enter the log-on username which is the email address you are adding.

incoming server settings


Enter as the outgoing server address and set the port to 465.

Check both the Requires a secure connection (SSL) and Requires authentication options.

Once all these details have been entered click on the Next button.

outgoing server details


Your account has been added and you can click on the Finish button.

email account has been added


That's it, your now ready to start sending and receiving email straight away.

mailbox is now set up


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