Set up new e-mail account in Windows Live Mail

Bellow you find a detailed description of how you set up a new e-mail account in Windows Live Mail.

Step 1

Open Windows Live Mail. If you don’t have an icon on your desktop or in your taskbar simply enter "Windows Live Mail" into the Windows search bar.

Step 2

Now click with your mouse on the blue tab in the top left corner called "File".

Step 3

After that select the entry "Options" an afterwards "Email accounts…".

Step 4

In the window "Accounts" click on "Add…" on the right hand side.

Step 5

Now select as "Account type" the first entry "Email Account" and continue with a click on the "Next" button.

Step 6

Now enter your "Email address", your "Password" and a "Display name for your sent messages" into the specific fields.


After having done that set a tick at "Manually configure server settings" and click on "Next" to continue with the setup.

Step 7

The "server settings" should be entered like it is shown on the screenshots to use a SSL secured connection:


"Incoming server information"

As "Server type" you can select POP (local storage) or IMAP (server storage).


The "Server address" should be and the "Port" 995 (POP) or 993 (IMAP).


Set a tick at "Requires a secure connection (SSL)".


"Outgoing server information"

At "Server address" enter again and select the "Port" 25.


Set a tick at "Requires a secure connection (SSL)" and at "Requires authentication".


The "Logon user name" is your e-mail address.


Check the entered information and click on "Next" to continue.


Step 8

The setup is completed.


You can add another e-mail account with a click on "Add another email account" and repeating the steps above




you click on "Finish" to finish the setup assistant.