Gmail® Settings for Windows® Live Mail
How will you set-up Gmail account with Windows Live mail?
Gmail, the third largest web-based e-mail provider and the Windows Live mail started only a few years ago. Gmail is using webmail technology. Gmail supports both POP3 and IMAP e-mail protocols. Windows Live mail is the newest free e-mail client from Microsoft Corporation and is intended to replace older programs such as Outlook Express. Windows Live mail is a simple and user friendly e-mail program that lets you to access IMAP, POP and Windows Live Hotmail accounts with an aspiration to connect with Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Calendar, your blog and RSS news feeds, etc. Windows Live mail offers various features including solid spam filters, fast search and a few ready-made search folders. But it could do better in helping you to organize and manage mail.
Following are the way to set-up of Gmail account with Windows Live mail:
- Enable POP3 on Gmail account
- Add Gmail account on Windows Live mail
- Things to keep in mind
Enable POP3 on Gmail account
For setting up Gmail account with the Windows Live mail, at first you need to enable POP3 access of your Gmail account. For that, first login to your Gmail account, with the help of any web browser. Open the settings and use the Forwarding and POP/IMAP link. This opens various options for forwarding POP download and IMAP access. In the POP downloading section, activate the POP for all mails or the mail arriving now onwards. After this, click to 'Save the changes with Gmail account'.
Add Gmail account on Windows Live mail
After configuring your Gmail account’s POP access, add and set-up your Gmail account on the Windows Live mail. For this, start Windows Live mail and click on the 'Add an e-mail account'. In the pop-up Window, enter your e-mail address and password, then write your display name and press the Next button. This would help you to add Gmail account on Windows Live mail.
Adding Gmail setting with Windows Live mail is completely done manually. This is a simple step by step procedure. By this, you just change the settings of both Gmail and the Windows Live mail application. A computer and an active Internet connection are essential for this configuration. You need to save your password and other information for easy future use.
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