Windows Live Mail configuration

Windows Live Mail is freeware from Microsoft. It can be downloaded in the Windows Essentials suite.

Configuring your email address

  1. Launch 'Windows Live Mail'.
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  2. Enter your email, password and 'Display name'. Also make sure the 'Remember this password' box is checked.
  3. Click the Next button.
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  4. On this page you must enter your email credentials. View the Email Client Configuration overview article for information on how to obtain this information. Fill in the following fields:
    Incoming server information
    • Server type - IMAP is recommended
    • Server address - Use your mail cluster name.
    • Port - 993 is a secure IMAP port
    • 'Requires a secure connection (SSL) - Check this box
    • Authentication using - From the dropdown choose 'Clear text'. If you choose 'Secure Password Authentication', this app mail fail to connect
    • Logon user name - Your full email address
    Outgoing server information
    • Server address - Use your mail cluster name.
    • Port - 465 for a secure port. Otherwise you can use 587
    • Requires a secure connection (SSL) - Check this box
    • Requires authentication - Check this box
  5. Click the Next button.
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  6. A confirmation box is displayed. Click the Finish button.
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  7. You may now see a secure certificate error. Click Yes to continue.

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Certificate mismatch errors

View the following article for instructions on how to resolve any SSL certificate mismatch errors:

See also

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