Setting up your email account in Microsoft Windows Mail

Windows Mail is an email and newsgroup client included in Windows Vista. This tutorial shows you how to set up Windows Mail to work with your e-mail account.

Step 1: Start your Windows Mail software.

Step 2: Click "Tools" and select "Accounts".

Step 3: On the Internet Accounts window click "Add" button.

Step 4: On the Select Account Type window select "E-mail Account" and click "Next".

Step 5: In the Display name field enter your "Display Name" this is the name that your recipients will see in the "From" field.

Step 6: In the E-mail address field type "Your Full Email Address".

Step 7: On the Set up e-mail server window enter your information as follows then click "Next":

 Incoming e-mail server type :    Select "POP3"
 Incoming mail (POP3) server :    Enter
 Outgoing mail (SMTP) server :    Enter
 Please "Select" the box next to "Outgoing server requires authentication"
 Please make sure to replace "" with your actual domain name.

Step 8: On the Internet Mail Logon window type "Your Full Email Address" as your "E-mail username" then type the
              "Email Password" you set up for your email account then click "Next".

Step 9: On Congratulations window click "Finish".

Step 10: Now "Highlight" your email account and click "Properties".

Step 11: On the mail properties window click "Servers" tab and make sure "My server requires authentication" box has
                 been selected then click "Advanced" tab.

Step 12: On the Advanced tab change "Outgoing mail SMTP" to a special port number "587" then click "OK".

Step 13: On the Internet Accounts window click "Close" to complete the process.

Congratulations! You have successfully setup your email account in Microsoft Windows Mail.
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