How to configure Email Setting in Windows® Live Mail
Windows Live Mail is a new application program that Microsoft has released along with Windows 7 systems in order to provide better e-mail management options to users. This new software replaces the old Windows Mail and Microsoft Outlook Express tools with better provisions for e-mail account management. E-mail management aside, this tool also comes with options like RSS feeds and blogging options. The configuration of e-mail settings in Windows Live Mail is the configuration of the application according to the various e-mail accounts. The configuration can be done by choosing the ‘add a new e-mail account’ option. While adding the e-mail account, the user can configure e-mail settings like outgoing and incoming server settings, login functionalities etc. You need to mention the details when you are prompted to provide information regarding the e-mail server and thus you can finish the e-mail server settings process.
Discussed below are some tips to configure e-mail settings in Windows live Mail:
- Collect the e-mail server information
- Separate configurations for different e-mail servers
- Modify the settings if any error occurs
Collect the Email Server Information
The first step that needs to be performed by a user while configuring the e-mail server settings in Windows Live Mail is that they have to collect the server details regarding the individual e-mail accounts. For this, the user should either seek the help of the Internet Service Providers or collect the details from the various e-mail servers. Incoming and outgoing server details including e-mail address, login details etc should be gathered for providing details at the configuration step.
Separate Configurations for Different Email Servers
Various e-mail accounts like Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail etc have different servers and configuration methods for enabling their service in Windows Live Mail. So, the user should be aware of the fact that the different mail servers carry different information regarding the configuration process. Thus, you need to seek help individually while collecting information and you must also configure the e-mail server separately.
Modify the Settings if any Error Occurs
E-mail server settings can be configured in Windows Live Mail by adding the option of a new e-mail account. The details that are provided while the configuration is done should be accurate. Else the e-mail account might not work properly with the application. When this happens, the user can modify the e-mail server settings by first right clicking and then selecting the 'Properties' option in the e-mail account. Inside the Properties window, the user can modify the various e-mail server settings.
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