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Windows Live Mail Email Setup

Windows Live Email Setup




Adding Email Accounts
Viewing Account Settings
Removing Email Accounts




Adding Email Accounts

  1. With Windows Live Mail open, click on the Accounts tab at the top left and then click on Email with the green + on it.



  2. Here we will enter the following information and then press Next.
    • Email Address: Full email address
    • Password: Email password
    • Remember This Password: If checked, you will not be asked to enter your password every time you try to send or receive mail
    • Display Name: The name others will see when sending out emails
    • Manually Configure Server Settings: Place a check mark here



  3. Here we will put in our Incoming Server Information and the Outgoing Server Information. Then press Next.

    • Incoming Server Information (Left Side)
      • Server Type: IMAP
      • Server Address: imap.ruraltel.net (or imap.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
      • Port: 143
      • Requires A Secure Connection (SSL): Leave unchecked
      • Authenticate Using: Clear text
      • Logon or User Name: Full email address

    • Outgoing Server Information (Right Side)
      • Server Address: smtp.ruraltel.net (or smtp.gbta.net, etc. depending on your email address)
      • Requires A Secure Connection (SSL): Leave unchecked
      • Requires Authentication: Place a check mark here




  4. Your account has now been added. Press Finish.





Viewing Account Settings

  1. With Windows Live Mail open, click on the Accounts tab at the top left and then click on Properties.



  2. You should now be viewing the properties of the selected email account. You can view the different settings by going through the tabs along the top - General, Servers, Security, Advanced, IMAP






Removing Email Accounts

  1. With Windows Live Mail open, click on the Blue File button at the top left.



  2. From here, go to Options and then Email Accounts...



  3. Select the account you would like to remove and then press Remove on the right.



  4. You will get a disclaimer verifying that you would like to remove the account. If so, press OK.



  5. Your account is now removed.