Server Settings in Windows® Live Mail
How to change server settings in Windows Live Mail?
Windows Mail is primarily an e-mail client program. This software application is included with Windows Vista operating system and is released by Microsoft. Windows Mail application can also be considered as a newsgroup client since the software provides the user with newsgroup options. Windows Mail is the successor of Microsoft Outlook Express application and predecessor of new Windows Live Mail. Windows Mail was formerly known as Microsoft Outlook Express. The application is capable of managing multiple e-mail accounts in a single platform and hence, the software is capable of providing better support to business applications. Personal and official mails can be viewed in a single place. Along with e-mail management, Windows Mail application is also capable of providing newsgroup messages and also provides better security for e-mails.
Discussed below are the ways to change server settings associated with Windows Live Mail:
- Change server settings
- Different server settings available
- Incoming and outgoing server settings
Change server settings
Open the Windows Mail application window and click on the 'Tools' option at the top of window. Select 'Accounts' option from the tools menu and then select 'e-mail service' that the user wants to change the settings from the mail section in window. Click on the 'Properties' option and then on the 'Servers' tab. Here, the user can modify the server settings for the e-mail service. Click 'Ok' and close the window.
Different server settings available
While the user sets up e-mail accounts on Windows Mail application, the set-up wizard would ask the user to select the type of server used by the e-mail service. The details regarding the server should be provided correctly in the set-up. Incorrect information provided by the user can be modified from the 'Server' tab. POP3, SMTP and IMAP are the major servers supported on Windows Mail along with some additional NNTP, LDAP, etc. The user can obtain the information regarding the e-mail server type from the Internet Service Providers.
After finding out the e-mail server type, the user should provide addresses of incoming and outgoing servers. While changing the server name and address, the user should provide the exact information. POP3 would be popularly used incoming e-mail server. Windows Mail only supports SMTP as the outgoing server type and the user should not change that option. Also, provide the address of various servers at the space provided in required format.
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