How to configure IMAP accounts on Windows® Live Mail
Internet Message Access Protocol or IMAP technology can enable people to send and accept e-mails through a central server. This can be done without having to preserve e-mail on a certain device. IMAP is particularly valuable for travelers who might have an e-mail "home base" of a desktop system at their home or office, but need to access e-mail on the road. The principle of IMAP is that a client's e-mail is stored on a central server. The client can obtain a copy of the e-mail on his or her personal device. Some e-mail programs settings may need to be changed to make this possible, but IMAP definitely provides people an option. Several popular websites like Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft advise IMAP-based e-mail as part of a web "membership."
Given below are the uses of IMAP and the tips to configure IMAP accounts on Windows Live Mail:
- Easy tracking of e-mails
- Provide enough storage space
- Tips to configure IMAP accounts on Windows Live Mail
Easy Tracking of Emails
IMAP can save people from the trouble of having to maintain track of e-mails on one system. People who need to travel a lot particularly make use of the convenience and functionality of IMAP. Personal devices such as mobile phones might not be able to display definite attachments to several e-mail messages, however many people might accept that trade-off for the easiness of e-mail access while on the road.
Provide Enough Storage Space
Another use of IMAP for clients is that it can offer enough storage space for all e-mail messages. Particularly for people who want to send and respond to hundreds of e-mail messages a day, it is a useful feature. This is because the central server can store e-mail messages inside its memory system.
Tips to Configure IMAP Accounts on Windows Live Mail
You need to choose 'Windows Live Mail' from the 'Windows Live Folder.' Then move to the 'Tools' menu and choose 'Accounts' to open the 'Accounts' dialog box. The enter the complete IMAP e-mail address into the 'Email Address' field. After that type the password for that account in the 'Password' box and type the name you need to display to e-mail recipients in the 'Display Name' box. Choose "Manually Configure Server Settings for Email" check box and press 'Next.' Then select 'IMAP' in the "My Incoming Mail Server Is" list. Type 'imap.ispname.com' into the 'Incoming Server' box and this replaces 'ispname' with the name of your e-mail provider. Enter 'smtp.ispname.com' into the 'Outgoing Server' box, replacing 'ispname' with the name of the e-mail provider. Then press 'Next' and then press 'Finish.'
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