How do I configure mail accounts in Windows Live Mail?

Windows Live Mail is the Outlook Express replacement electronic mail client. This program is pre-installed in the Windows Vista operating system, although it can also be used on other Windows operating systems by downloading it, freely, at

To configure your mail accounts in Windows Live Mail, follow these steps:

  • Open Windows Live Mail
  • Go to the Tools” menu > ”Accounts.
  • Click on Add” > “Email account

    Enter the following details:

  • Electronic mail: email of the account you are configuring (of the type)

  • Password: the account password
  • Name to appear: Your name
  • You must check the manually define the server configuration” option

    Enter the following details:

  • Incoming mail server:

  • Outgoing mail server:
  • You must not check receive via secure connection
  • You must check that the outgoing mail server requires authentication

Once you have followed these steps the mail account will function correctly.

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