How to configure Windows® Mail
What are the guidelines to configure Windows Mail?
Windows Mail program is the e-mail client application software that helps the users in configuring and managing the e-mail accounts within the tool. The application can be used for managing multiple e-mail accounts along with the newsgroups facility. The e-mail account setup and configuration can be done upon the Windows Mail application by following the set-up wizard instructions. The e-mail server address, username and password, incoming and outgoing servers, etc. are the details needed to be provided at the setup and such information should be gathered prior to setup process. The details that are wrongly provided and configured at the Windows Mail application results in failed setup process of the particular e-mail account. The popular e-mail server configurations would take place automatically after providing the address and password. As a result, the contacts and messages at the account would be imported to the Windows Mail interface. Particular sequence of steps provided along with the wizard should be followed carefully to avoid further issues.
Discussed below are some points related with configuring and setting up an e-mail account on Windows Mail:
- Access the e-mail account set-up wizard
- Provide the details
- Configure the account
Access the e-mail account set-up wizard
E-mail account set-up wizard includes some step by step procedure that should be performed for enabling the set-up of e-mail account upon the Windows Mail application. The setup wizard can be accessed through the 'Tools' option at the Windows Mail application. Click on 'Accounts' option at the 'Tools' menu and then choose 'Add' option. Inside the window that appears, click on 'E-mail Accounts' option. Click 'Next' option and follow the instructions on the wizard window that appears.
Provide the details
Various details needed to be provided at the wizard through following the on screen instructions. The 'Display name' is the first option that should be provided. The details regarding the e-mail account server should be provided in the next steps. If the user is unaware about the details, then the relevant information should be collected before launching the account set-up wizard.
Configuration of the e-mail account within the Windows Mail application includes configuring all the e-mail accounts by providing the details, importing messages and contacts into the account, configuring the application interface, setting up security measures etc. The newsgroups facility provided with the Windows Mail program can also be configured for reading the contents. Before that the user should subscribe to the particular newsgroup provider.
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