Email Setup – Windows Live Mail

These instructions assume that you have already downloaded and installed the Windows Live Mail Client.
  1. Start Windows Live Mail. If this is the first time you have started Windows Live Mail, you might have the “Add an e-mail account” wizard pop up. If so, skip to step 3.
  2. Click on “Add e-mail account” ion the left-hand column of the Windows Live Mail screen.
  3. Click in the “E-mail address:” field and type your full e-mail address.
  4. Click in the “Password:” field and type your e-mail password. (Note: when typing in the “Password:” field, you will not see the letters or numbers that you are typing. Instead it will show an * for each character.)
  5. Uncheck the “Remember Password” box only if you do not want the computer to save your password and you would prefer to type your e-mail password every time you check your e-mail.
  6. Click in the “Display Name:” field and and type the name you would like people to see on e-mail messages they receive from you. This could be your real name, a nickname, a business name, or whatever you would like.
  7. Put a checkmark in the box labeled “Manually configure server settings for e-mail account” and then click the “Next” button.
  8. Click in the “Incoming server: ” field and type
  9. Click in the “Outgoing server:” field and type
  10. Change the port to 587.
  11. Add a check for “Requires authentication”
  12. Click the “Next” button.
  13. Place a checkmark in the “Set this account as the default mail account” box if you would like this to be the default e-mail address used when sending e-mail.
  14. Click the “Finish” button.
By default, Windows Live Mail is set to leave a copy on the server.