This tutorial shows you how to set up Windows Mail for Vista to work with your e-mail account. You will need your setup email to along with the password for your email account to be able to setup an email account in Windows Mail.
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To Set Up Your E-mail Account in Windows Mail
1. In Windows Mail, from the Tools menu, select Accounts.
2. On the Internet Accounts wizard window, select Add.
3. Choose E-mail Account, and then click Next.
4. Enter your first and last name, and then click Next.
4. Enter your full email address, and then click Next.
5. On the Set up e-mail server window, select POP3 as your Incoming e-mail server type.
6. In the "Incoming e-mail server" box, enter the incoming mail server (POP3) that is provided in your setup email
7. In the "Outgoing e-mail server" box, enter the outgoing mail server (SMTP) that is provided in your setup email
8. Tick the box that says "Outgoing server requires authentication"
9. On The Internet Mail Logon screen, Type your full email address in the "Email Username" box, and in the "password" field type the password that you created for this email box in your control panel.
10. Tick the box that says "Do not download my e-mail at this time" and click Finish.
You should now be back on the "Internet Accounts" screen
11. Select the email account you just created, and click "Properties".
8. Go to the Advanced tab, and change the Incoming Mail (POP3) Port to 995 and the Outgoing server (SMTP) port to 465.
Tick both "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" boxes. All accounts now support free SSL.
9. Select "Leave a copy of messages on the server", "Remove from server after 5 days", and "Remove from server when deleted from deleted items".
10. Click OK.
11. Back on the "Internet Accounts" screen, click Close. Your account should be completely set up.
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