Setting up Windows® Live Mail in Windows® 7
What is Windows Live Mail? How to set-up and configure Windows Live Mail in Windows 7?
Windows Live Mail is an e-mail program developed by Microsoft. It comes as a part of the Windows Live Essentials suite. Simple user interface, super fast e-mail search utility, and capability to create multiple e-mail accounts are some of the features of Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail can work on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Windows 7 operating system is the latest in the series of Windows operating systems and integrates several features to make the operating system simple and easy to use. Windows Live Mail can be easily installed and configured on Windows 7 operating system. We can install it directly by downloading the set-up file from 'Microsoft Download Centre'.
The method to set-up and configure Windows Live Mail in Windows 7 operating system is explained below:
- Create e-mail account
- Configuring Incoming server
- Configuring Outgoing server
Create e-mail account
On running Windows Live Mail for the first time, the new e-mail account set-up wizard will open up automatically. Windows Live Mail requires only three entries for the creation of a new account. In the first field, enter the username in the format ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. In the second field, provide a strong password. In the last field enter, the display name which will be used to determine how Windows Live Mail will show the sender’s name in the mail attached with it. The manually configuring option is unchecked by default and Windows Live Mail will create the account automatically.
Configuring Incoming server
These details are to be provided if the user wishes to configure the account set-up manually. The incoming mail server information collects the information needed to receive mails from the mail server. Set the incoming mail server type as IMAP or POP. Enter the address in the Incoming Server field. Windows Live Mail will automatically choose the TCP port for the e-mail account. (Port 110 is used for POP server types and 143 for IMAP servers). After that, uncheck the box 'This server requires a secure connection'.
Next step is providing the information for setting the outgoing server. Windows Live Mail collects the information needed to send mails through the mail server in Outgoing Server Authentication which is seen at the bottom of the e-mail account set-up screen. Mostly, the outgoing server name will be the same as the incoming server name. Port 25 is used for SMTP protocol. Make sure to check both the checkboxes that follow -- 'This connection requires a secure connection' and 'My outgoing server requires authentication'. Click on the 'Next' button to complete the procedure.
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