How do I set up my email in Windows Mail?

This assumes you have been assigned or created yourself an email account in the Control Panel.

  • Open Windows Mail
  • Go to Tools, and click on accounts
  • Click on the Add Button
  • In the Select Account Type window, double-click on E-mail Account.
  • Display Name: (Your Name)
  • Click Next ->
  • Email Address: your_email_account@your_website_domain_here.com - all lowercase - (ie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Click Next ->
  • Select POP3 from the "Incoming e-mail server type" dropdown
  • Incoming e-mail (POP3 or IMAP) server: [mail.your_website_domain_here.com]
  • Outgoing e-mail (SMTP) name: [mail.your_website_domain_here.com]
  • Click Next ->
  • E-mail username: your_email_account@your_website_domain_here.com - all lowercase - (ie. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
  • Password: [your password]
  • Click Next ->
  • Click Finish
  • You should now end up at the Internet Accounts screen; double-click on your e-mail account.
  • At the top of the Properties window that appears, click on the Advanced tab and verify that "This server requires a secure connection" is checked and the SMTP port number is 587.
  • Now click on the IMAP tab and, in the Root folder path: blank, enter mail/. Also uncheck the box for Check for new messages in all folders.
  • 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.

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