How to set up Gmail® Account in Windows® Live Mail
Windows Live Mail from Microsoft is a highly functional personal information management program that features with a powerful set of options and functions to help enhance user productivity. The Windows Live Mail is having a new amped up interface that provides a graphics rich environment along with simple to use options. The photo e-mail, multiple account support, beefed up e-mail and spam security, support for RSS feeds etc. are some of the key features of the Windows Live Mail. The enhanced security features provided in Windows Live Mail helps the users to stay safe and secure and prevents spam and other unwanted mails from even entering the mailbox. The Windows Live Mail is also having custom layout and quick-view and blogging support which eases up program usage and enhances program flexibility.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to setup a Gmail account in Windows Live Mail:
- Enable POP or IMAP
- Add account option
- Enter credentials and finish Set-up
Enable POP or IMAP
Windows Live Mail users who are attempting to access Gmail using the program are advised to first decide on what type of account to set up and enable related options. The users who want to configure the Gmail as a POP type account should enable the POP option in the Gmail account settings using normal browser. One who wants to set up IMAP account should enable IMAP in the same.
Add Account Option
Windows Live Mail is having a series of features that enables the users to easily create a mail account. The Windows Live Mail unlike its older versions does not require manual configuration of complex network settings as all the settings used by popular service providers are pre-coded into the program. The users would just need to select 'Add new account' option from the 'Tools' menu to start configuring the account.
Enter Credentials and Finish Set-up
A new pop-up window will appear on screen when the users choose to set up new account in Windows Live Mail. The users should enter the full e-mail address i.e. including domain name and should also enter the account password. The users will also have to choose display name i.e. the one which will be displayed as the account name. After entering all required information, the users should proceed to the next window and finish the set-up by making it the default account, if desired. The users can now access and manage Gmail account from Windows Live Mail.
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