POP3 and SMTP Settings Used to Configure Windows® Live Mail Account
All about POP3 and SMTP settings to configure Windows Live Mail account
SMTP refers to Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, used for sending e-mail messages between servers. Mostly SMTP is used to send messages from mail client to mail server. The SMTP mainly performs two operations: The first is to verify the configuration and grant permission to the server to send e-mail messages. The second operation is to send messages to the destination while tracking the successful delivery of the message. If the message is not delivered successfully then it is sent again to the destination. The messages sent through SMTP will be retrieved by e-mail client using POP3. POP3 which refers to Post Office Protocol 3 makes it possible to download messages sent by SMTP server. Therefore SMTP and POP3, both are required when you configure a Windows Live mail account.
Following are the POP3 and SMTP settings used to configure Windows Live Mail account in Live Mail (E-mail Client):
- POP3 and SMTP configuration settings
- Setting up an account
- Configuring your account
POP3 and SMTP configuration settings
The incoming server that is the POP3 server must be pop3.live.com with port as 995. It must have SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. The outgoing server that is SMTP must be smtp.live.com with port as 25. Its authentication and TLS (Transport layer Security)/SSL encrypted connection is required. The user name should be your Windows live ID and password must be the password that you usually use to sign in to the Windows Live.
Setting up an account
When you open the Windows Live mail after installation, you can find that a new e-mail account set up window will be automatically opened. It will be asking you to enter three fields of information. In the first field you need to enter your full e-mail id, in the second field you need to enter the password and in the third field you need to enter your display name, that is, the name that you want to be displayed when you send a mail to someone. Then you need to click on the 'Next' button to complete the set up.
If the Windows Live mail was unable to detect the server settings automatically, then it will ask for server information and authentication method. The 'Incoming Server Information' collects the information needed to receive mail from the server. For this, you need to enter the incoming server information, that is, information on POP3 server. In the 'Outgoing Server Information', you need to enter the configuration information of SMTP. Click on the 'Next' button and finally your Windows Live mail account is successfully set up and configured.
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