How to set up Windows Live Mail on Windows 7
Windows Live Mail is an application program that replaces the Windows Mail and Microsoft Outlook applications. Windows Live Mail enables the user to manage the different e-mail accounts within a single platform along with the multiple functionalities provided with the software tool. The user can view the e-mails, contacts and calendars on the application even if the user is offline. The newsgroups and the RSS feeds are the additional functionalities provided. The application program is designed specifically for the Windows 7 and Windows Vista users. The Windows 7 Operating System requires the following requirements on the system to install the software. 1 GHz or above processor speed, 512 MB RAM, minimum 1024 x 768 pixels resolution etc are the system requirements for the Windows Live Mail. The users can download the software from the Microsoft download center. The Windows Live Mail is a tool included in the Windows Live Essentials. So the user can use the application along with the installation of the Windows Live Essentials. For the installation the user should click on the 'Download' button at the Download center. Then select the language of the software.
Discussed below are some methods to run Windows Live Mail for the first time:
- Steps to Add Accounts
- Add Contacts and Calendars
- Add Newsgroups and RSS Feeds
Steps to Add Accounts
After installing the software on the Windows 7 Operating System, the user should add the e-mail accounts to the application. For that open the Application window by clicking on the option at the Start menu or at the 'All programs' option. In the 'Windows Live Mail' window, click on the 'Mail' option at the left side and then select the 'Accounts' tab. Now choose the e-mail option there and provide the details of the e-mail account like the name, address and password. Then click 'Next' button and navigate to the next page. Provide the details of the e-mail service provider and continue the process by clicking on 'Add another account' option. The user can now add the details of the secondary e-mail account there. Click 'Finish' after entering the details. Now the user can run the Windows Live Mail application.
Add Contacts and Calendars
The additional features upon the application like the contacts, calendars, conversations etc should also be turned on for the ease of use of the application. The contacts can be imported into the application from any other programs or the user can add the contacts manually. The 'File' menu includes the option to import the contacts. The conversation helps the user to group the messages based on category and the option can be turned on by clicking at the 'Conversation' option in the 'View' tab. The event name can be added to the calendar pane at the mail inbox by the user and this helps in reminding the user of various events.
Add Newsgroups and RSS Feeds
The newsgroup and the RSS feeds are the extra features that can be included in the Windows Live Mail application. The 'Feeds' option can be seen at the left side of the Windows Live Mail window. Click on the 'Feeds' and on the 'Home' tab under the 'Feeds' option and enter the web address of the RSS feed. Click 'Ok' and also click on 'RSS feeds' under your 'Feeds' option. The newsgroup can be seen at the 'Accounts' tab. Then type the display name, e-mail address and the news server (NNTP) at the space provided. Now a list of newsgroups will be downloaded and the user can select one among the options. Click 'Ok' and make the newsgroup appear at the mail window.
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