Set-up Windows® Mail in Windows® Vista
How to set-up Windows Mail on Windows Vista?
Windows Vista operating system from Microsoft is a successor of Windows XP operating system. Windows Vista comes with lots of advanced features with some improvements over the previous versions. The default e-mail client, Microsoft Outlook Express of Windows XP is replaced by Windows Mail in Windows Vista. Windows Mail is a powerful e-mail client developed by Microsoft which offers several advanced technologies as well as security features. Windows Mail offers multiple e-mail accounts. And we can easily set-up and configure new accounts in Windows Mail. Another noteworthy feature of Windows Mail is that it works with many types of service providers. In order to enjoy the facilities offered by Windows Mail, we have to set-up an e-mail account. Setting up of an e-mail account is a simple task but should be carried out properly. Otherwise it will result in various problems.
Different steps of e-mail account set-up of Windows Mail in Windows Vista and tips to keep in mind while doing this task are explained below:
- E-mail Account set-up
- Set-up E-mail Servers
- Tips To Be Remembered
E-mail Account set-up
To create an e-mail account in Windows Mail, open Windows Mail from 'Start menu' of Windows Vista operating system. Click on the ‘Tools’ menu and choose ‘Accounts’. In the right pane of the 'Accounts' window, click on ‘Add’. And choose ‘E-mail Account’ and click ‘Next’. Then you have to enter the name that should be displayed on your outgoing e-mails in the field ‘Display Name’. Then click ‘Next’. Finally, enter the e-mail address in the correct format in the option ‘E-mail Address’.
Setup E-mail Servers
After providing the basic information about account set-up, you have to configure the incoming and outgoing e-mail servers. In the 'Email Server Setup' page, choose POP3 in the ‘Incoming Email Server Type’ drop-down list. Then select the outgoing server name in the field ‘Outgoing Server Email Name’. Then click ‘Next’. Then enter the username and password in the appropriate fields and click ‘Next’. After the configuration page appears, click ‘Finish’.
We have to take care of several things during the setting up of Windows Mail in Windows Vista. Any mistakes occur during the set-up process which can lead to several errors. Before the set-up process, you have to collect the information about your e-mail address, password, and e-mail server types. Most of the people get confused about the incoming and outgoing e-mail servers used in Windows Mail. Therefore collect information about the server types from the e-mail provider before entering information on these fields.
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