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Tips to set up e-mail account in Windows® Mail
What are the ways to set-up and configure an e-mail account in Windows Mail?
Windows Mail is an e-mail client with all the functionality of MS Outlook Express used in Windows Vista. Windows Mail helps your e-mails to be sorted and read easily. It provides built-in search field in which you can search for any of your e-mail instantly. Windows Mail has junk mail filter that helps you to separate out your unwanted junk e-mails. Phishing is another issue performed by online scammers who claim as trustworthy to steal your information like credit card numbers and passwords. Windows Mail helps you by simply detecting the scam links by its phishing filter feature. Windows Mail has another interesting feature in Newsgroup that helps you to question and answer any user postings. It also allows you to make ratings for any kind of topics.
The following are ways to set up and configure an e-mail account in Windows Live:
- Set up an e-mail account
- Configure an e-mail account
- Tips to keep in mind
Set up an e-mail account
Firstly, go to the ‘Start’ button of the operating system and click ‘All Programs’. Then you need to click ‘Windows Mail’ and open the ‘Tools’ menu. Now you need to select ‘Accounts’ from the Tools menu. Click ‘Add’ and choose the type of account you would like to create. Select ‘E-mail Account’ and then click ‘Next’. Enter your name for the e-mail address with a valid domain name, accordingly. Select the incoming e-mail server type say, POP3 and outgoing e-mail server as SMTP.
Configure an e-mail account
After setting up an e-mail account with valid username and password, select the ‘Properties’ option from the ‘Internet Account’ screen. Enter 465 for SMTP outgoing e-mail server and 995 for POP3 incoming e-mail server in its ‘Advanced’ tab. Check the SSL option for both POP3 and SMTP e-mail servers. Select the server timeouts to be in 1 minute. Then, close the ‘Internet Account’ screen and click Send/Receive option to send and receive e-mail messages.
Check that you enter a valid username and password while creating an e-mail account. Select the options of incoming e-mail server say, POP3, IMAP accordingly. You have to include the incoming mail server name and outgoing e-mail server name correctly while setting up the e-mail servers. You also have to enter the server port numbers of POP3 and SMTP.
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