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How to Setup POP3 Email in Windows Live Mail

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Category: How To Tutorials  |  Permalink

Published: Saturday, April 25, 2009

This tutorial shows you how to set up Windows Mail, featured on Windows Vista, to work with your POP3 email account. You can also use these steps to set up Windows Mail, the default email client that comes pre-installed with Windows Vista.

Note: if you do not have Windows Live Mail, you can download Windows Live Mail Free from Microsoft

  1. Start Windows Live Mail. If the Startup Wizard displays, you will automatically be prompted to create a new email account, skip to Step 2.

    NOTE: If the Startup Wizard doesn't automatically display, follow these next steps to setup your new email account.

    1. You will need to access the Menu Bar; If you do not see the Menu Bar click the Menus icon located at the top right of Windows Live Mail, then click on Show menu bar.

      Windows Live Mail, setup a POP3 email account in Windows Live Mail

    2. From the Menu Bar click on Tools and select Accounts....

      Windows Live Mail, setup a POP3 email account in Windows Live Mail

    3. In the Accounts window, click the Add button.

      Windows Live Mail, setup a POP3 email account in Windows Live Mail

    4. Select E-mail Account and click the Next button.

      Windows Live Mail, setup a POP3 email account in Windows Live Mail

  2. On the Add an E-mail Account window, enter the following:
    E-mail Address
    Enter your email address.
    Password
    Enter the password you created for your email account.
    Display Name
    Enter your first and last name.

    Then click the Next button.

    Windows Live Mail, setup a POP3 email account in Windows Live Mail

  3. Enter your email account information as follows:
    My incoming mail server is a
    Select POP3
    Incoming server
    Enter the Infinity Arts POP3 email server: pop3.infinityarts.com
    Login ID
    Enter your email address - for example: username@example.com
    Outgoing server
    Enter the Infinity Arts POP3 email server: pop3.infinityarts.com
    My outgoing server requires authentication
    Be sure to check this option

    Windows Live Mail, setup a POP3 email account in Windows Live Mail

  4. Finally, click the Next button, then click the Finish button to complete the setup process.

Secure POP3 & SMTP Connection

Optionaly, if you would like to utilize a secure connection to send/receive email via your POP3 email service - replace step 3 above with the following details.

  • Enter your email account information as follows:
    My incoming mail server is a
    Select POP3
    Incoming server
    Enter the Infinity Arts POP3 email server: pop3.infinityarts.com
    Port
    Enter port number: 995
    The server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    Be sure to check this option
    Login ID
    Enter your email address - for example: username@example.com
    Outgoing server
    Enter the Infinity Arts POP3 email server: pop3.infinityarts.com
    Port
    Enter port number: 465
    The server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    Be sure to check this option
    My outgoing server requires authentication
    Be sure to check this option

    Windows Live Mail, setup a POP3 email account in Windows Live Mail

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