Learn how-to setup Microsoft Windows Live Mail to send & receive email using Post office Protocol (POP3) and your email account.

Have the following details ready before you start:

  • Your domain name
  • Your email address
  • Your email password

Configuring

  1. If this is the first time you have run Windows Mail, it will ask you to add a new account.
  2. If no window appears, click Add e-mail account from the menu on the left.
    Windows-Live-Add-Account
  3. Enter your E-mail Address, Password and Name.
  4. Tick Manually configure server settings for e-mail account.
    Add-Email-Account-Window-Live-Mail
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. You’re now prompted to enter information about your incoming and outgoing mail servers.
  7. For My Incoming Mail Server is a select POP3.
  8. Enter mail.example.com as your Incoming Mail Server – 
    replacing example.com with your own domain url.
  9. For Login ID, enter your email address. For example, info@example.com
  10. The Outgoing Mail Server is the same as your Incoming Mail Server.
  11. Tick My outgoing server requires authentication.
    Add-Email-Account-POP3-Window-Live-Mail
  12. When you’ve completed all the fields, click the Next button.
  13. Click Finish.
    Success-Window-Live-Mail
  14. Your email account now appears on the left-side of Windows Live Mail.
    New-Account-Windows-Live-Mail

You’ve configured Windows Live Mail to send and receive email.