Windows® Live e-mail Settings
Do you want to know about various e-mail account settings in Windows Live?
Windows Live is a web-based service from Microsoft. The service helps you in accessing multiple e-mail accounts in one program. It supports many new websites like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!, etc. the service combines the features of Microsoft Outlook Express 2010. It helps you in joining social networks, check the e-mails, share photos and also chat with friends. Users need not open multiple e-mail accounts for checking your mails. There are a number of settings available for your e-mail accounts. These include General, Servers, Connection, Security and Advanced. You can check and change the settings if you require.
There are some points you need to be keep in mind while you are checking for existing account settings in Windows Live®. The points are:
- Enter correctly
- Advanced tab
- Check access
When you open the General tab of the Properties window, you can see a number of text box, option buttons, check box and combo box. You can change the general settings of the Windows Live by altering these items. You can change the name as well as e-mail address of the user to change the authorization of the service. You need to enter the details correctly because a small mistake in these details can cause serious issues in the service. You will be unable to accept your e-mail if the account details are not entered properly.
You should be very careful while checking and altering the settings in Advanced tab in Windows Live. If you do not want to keep a copy of your e-mails in your server, then you do not need to alter the tab settings. Server Port Number must be 25 for outgoing mails and 110 for incoming mails. Server Timeout must be 1 minute always. In the Sending section, you must check if the ‘Break apart messages larger than’ have a value of 60 KB.
You can verify your e-mail address in Windows Live® Mail. For this you have to click on the ‘Verify your e-mail address’ in the tool. Then you need to check if the e-mail address shown in the window is correct or not. Then you need to select ’Send me Verification e-mail’ so that you can get a verification mail for your e-mail account. You need to also check if any un-authorized user had visited your website or not. If so, you need to change your password to keep your account safe from others.