Windows® Live Mail Configuration
Important points to keep in mind while configuring Windows Live Mail in a system
Windows Live Mail is the latest e-mail client from Microsoft. Since this is the latest one, it has got new and improved features while compared to other e-mail clients. The presence of phishing filter would protect the e-mail client and the system form all type of threat causing e-mails. Multiple e-mail services could be used. The photo sending capacity is other feature. You would be able to attach and send many large photos in terms of thumbnails. This e-mail client is the successor to Windows Mail. There are chances that you would make mistakes while entering data during configuration. So you need to be very careful while configuring your Windows Live Mail. After configuring the e-mail client, you need to make sure that all security features are turned on. This is to enhance the security. It is better to clear the system from all threats.
Below given points are about various steps during configuration of Windows Live Mail in the system:
- Collect e-mail account information
- Add the e-mail settings
- Modify the properties
Collect e-mail account information
It is seen that multiple accounts could be used in Windows Live Mail. In order to configure Windows Live Mail in the system, you need to firstly collect mail account details. You need to take login details like username and password, incoming server type and name. If you do not know server type and name, you need to contact administrator for the getting all these details. The incoming server would be either IMAP or the POP3. It would vary with e-mail services. In the case of POP3 server, the incoming server address is pop.myisp.com. If you use the IMAP the incoming server name is imap.myisp.com. Here myisp is the name of ISP. You would also take note of outgoing server name and if it requires any authentication.
Add the e-mail settings
After getting all these details, you need to add an e-mail account. Open Windows Live Mail and take Tools. From that, you would take Accounts. Then click Add button and need to select E-mail Account. In that you need to enter the e-mail address and password. Then enter the display name which is to be displayed for other e-mail receivers. Then click Next. In the next window you would enter type of incoming server type. Then enter the address and port for incoming server. In the next box, you would then enter the login id which is different from e-mail address. Next you would enter outgoing server and the port. If this server requires SSL, you need to check that box. If it needs authentication you would check the box for that. Then you would click on Next button. This would finish the process. There is a choice that you need to choose the account as default. If you need that, you would choose that option.
After creating e-mail account you could see five new folders. They are Inbox, Junk e-mail Drafts, Sent items, and Deleted items. Then you need take newly formed e-mail account and modify the properties. You need to right click the account which is present in the left side. Then you would select Properties. Below the General tab, you need to enter details in the 'Reply email address'. After entering that, you would take the tab called Advanced. Here you need to uncheck the box called 'Leave a copy of messages on server' if you do not need to store e-mails online.
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