Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set up my email account in Windows Live Mail?
Last Updated 9 years ago

This document is targeted at users who want to use Windows Live Mail e-mail software. If you use another e-mail client, for example: Office Outlook, see this FAQ.

  • Open Windows Live Mail.
  • Go to the 'Accounts' tab.
  • Click on the ‘Email’ button to display the following screen:
Add your email accounts
  • Use the following settings:

Email Address: Enter the email address you have been assigned.  It will be of the form (or .com or whatever).

Password: Enter the password supplied to you.

Display name: This is displayed to the recipients of your emails.  For example, David Jones or Dave.

  • Obtain your mail server settings here (link opens in a new tab/window).
  • Click 'Next' in the 'Windows Live Mail' window to go to the screen below.
Configure server settings
  • Copy your server settings into the 'Windows Live Mail' form.
  • Click 'Next'
  • You should then see the confirmation that your email account has been added as follows:
Your email account was added

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