Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0

Open Microsoft Windows Mail 6.0.

At the top of the window click on the 'Tools' menu and then select 'Accounts...'.

> Tools> Accounts

Select an Account

Highlight your email account under the 'Mail' section then click on the 'Properties' button.

Account Properties

  • 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.

Please note: The Reply address is not necessary because if it is not specified, the reply will go to the E-Mail address listed.

Once these settings are complete, click on the 'Servers' tab at the top to continue.

Make sure that your settings are updated as below.:

  • Incoming mail (POP3): Set this to
    IMPORTANT: If your screen is showing Incoming mail server (IMAP) (instead of POP3), change the setting to:
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP): Set this to
  • Account name: This must be your full email address. E.g.
  • Password: This is your email account password. It should not require update as it is should not have been modified.
  • Outgoing Mail Server: Ensure that there is a checkmark next to 'My server requires authentication'

Outgoing Mail Server

Click the 'Settings' button and make sure the dot is in the first option, 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' and click the 'OK' button.


Click on the 'Advanced' tab at the top.

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. (two check boxes)
  • Your 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.
Once all changes have been made, click on OK and then Close to complete the update.