Setting Up Windows Mail & Windows Live Mail

A step by step instructional guide for setting up Windows Mail and Live Mail.
  1. Open Windows Mail. If you get an error message, just click the X in the upper right corner of the dialog box.
  2. From the menu bar, select "Tools" and then select "Accounts."
  3. Click the "Add" button on the right side and then select "Email Account." Click "Next."
  4. At the "Internet Email Address" screen enter your email address, which is your username plus An example of this would be (note how it has no spaces and is all in lowercase letters).
  5. Type in your password. Then, type your name in the text box to the right of "Display Name." Click "Next."
  6. At the "Email Server Names" screen, make sure that "Incoming email server type" is "POP3."
  7. Click in the text box below "Incoming Mail (POP3, or IMAP) Server" and type in "" without the quotes.
  8. Change "Outgoing mail (SMTP)" from 25 to 465.
  9. Click on the box to the left of "Outgoing server requires authentication" to check the box.
  10. Click "next" and then on the next screen select "finish."
  11. Select "Properties" (your account should already be highlighted).
  12. From there, click on the advanced tab and check the box for "leave a copy of messages on server" so that the check mark is gone and the box is unselected.
  13. Click on "Apply" and then select "OK."
  14. You're finished! You can now close out of all screens.