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How to setup Windows Live Mail to check your Email

Windows 7 comes with a free email client, Windows Live Mail, that you can use to send and receive emails.

Make sure you have created your email address in the Hosting Manager before setting it up with Windows Live Mail.

Once you have, continue below.

Setting up Windows Live Mail

These are the steps you need to follow to set up Windows Live Mail to check your Email:

Step 1. Open Windows Live Mail on your computer.
Step 2. If first time setting up mail a page will ask you Accept the agreement, here you need to click Accept. Skip to step 4.

If this is not the first time continue with step 3.

Step 3. On the Live screen click on Tools and select Accounts, you will be prompted with another screen where you need to select Add, click on Email Account and then click Next.
  windows live mail step 3
Step 4. On this screen fill in the fields.
  windows live mail step 4
  Below is a description of the fields:
E-mail address Enter your full email address.
Password Enter the password you use for this email address. We recommend checking the Remember Password option so Windows Live Mail will save your password.
Display Name Enter the identifying name for your email address. In the example this is John Smith, but it can be a functional name as well such as Your Business Sales.
Step 5. Select Manually configure server settings and then click Next.
Step 6. Fill in the server settings.
  windows live mail step 6
  Below is a description of the fields:
Server Type Choose if you want to use POP3 or IMAP. POP3 downloads and removes your emails from the server, while IMAP leaves them on the server. We recommend IMAP (this allows you to check your mail from multiple devices).
Incoming Server & Port In the Incoming Server field enter your domain name and in the Port field, if you choose POP3 enter 110, and if you choose IMAP, enter 143.
Log on Using Select Clear text authentication.
Login ID Enter your full email address.
Outgoing Server Information Use mail.yourISP.com (Replace yourISP.com with your actual ISP).
Port 25
Step 7. Click Next.
Step 8. Click Finished.

Congratulations, you have added your email account to Windows Live Mail. You should now be able to use it to check your email.

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