Microsoft Windows Live Mail

Open Microsoft Windows Live Mail.

At the top of the page click on the Menu Tab (highlighted in blue in the screenshot), then with your email account selected click on the Properties button.

In the Properties window General tab enter the following information:

  • Mail Account Name : This mandatory field is used to differentiate between multiple email accounts. You can set this to anything you would like, perhaps your email address.
  • Name : Enter your name as you would like it to appear in email you send from this account.
  • E-mail address: This should be your email address. E.g.
  • Be sure to have a check mark in the box to include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing.

Account Properties

  • Incoming mail (POP3): Set this to
    IMPORTANT: If your screen says that your Incoming mail server is IMAP (instead of POP3), set the incoming mail server to:
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP): Set this to
  • Email username: This must be your full email address. E.g.
  • Password: This is your email account password. It should be the same one used previously.
    You should put a check next to remember password, unless you want to enter your password every time you check email.
    Important: The radio button must be selected for Log on using clear text authentication
  • Outgoing Mail Server: Ensure that there is a checkmark next to 'My server requires authentication'

Once these settings are complete, click on the Advanced tab to continue.

Advanced Tab

Update your settings as outlined below.

  • Place a check mark under This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) for both the Incomming server and Outgoing server. (2 separate check boxes)
  • Server Port Numbers, should appear as shown, with 995 for Incoming server (POP3), and 465 for Outgoing server (SMTP).
IMPORTANT: If your incoming server settings show IMAP instead of POP3, use port 993 instead of 995 for your Incoming mail port.

Once settings are complete, click on the OK button and you should now be able to send and receive email using your account.