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Setting up your email account in Windows Mail 6.0 for Windows Vista

This tutorial shows you how to set up your email account to work in Windows Mail 6.0.

1. In Windows Mail, go to the Tools menu and click on Accounts....

Vista Mail - Tools

2. Click on the Add button in the upper right.

3. In the Select Account Type window, select the E-mail Account, then click on Next.

4. In the Your Name window, type in the name you want your recipients to see when they receive your e-mails, then click on Next.

5. In the Internet E-mail Address window, type in your e-mail address we have setup for you, then click on Next.

6. In the Set up e-mail servers window, enter your information as follows:

  • Account Type: Select POP3 in the drop down menu
  • Incoming mail server (POP3):
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):

then click on Next.

7. In the Internet Mail Logon window, enter your Username and Password for your e-mail account, tick Remember Password,
then click on Next.

8. You should see the following screen; check the Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time box, then click Finish.

9. You should now end up at the Internet Accounts screen; double-click on your e-mail account or select the e-mail account then click Properties.

10. The Properties window appears, verify your settings are the same as in the image below (Where it says John White, this should be your name!).

11. At the top of the Properties window, click on the Servers tab and verify your settings are the same as in the image below.
Please note that a tick is required next to the MY SERVER REQUIRES AUTHENTICATION setting.

12. When you put a tick next to the MY SERVER REQUIRES AUTHENTICATION setting the SETTINGS button becomes available. You need to ensure that the "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" is selected. This allows your outgoing e-mail to be authenticated (authorized).

13. Click Ok to save all of these settings, then Close to exit the Internet Accounts window. Windows Mail will now ask you if you would like to retrieve your mail.

14. Congratulations, you have successfully set up Windows Mail to handle your e-mail!