Set up email in Windows Mail

  1. Open up Windows Mail then click on the tools menu at the top, then select 'Accounts' from the drop-down menu.

  2. The next step is to tell Windows Mail that you want to setup a new mail account. This is done by clicking on the 'add' button.

  3. Select 'Email Account' and click next.

  4. Once the new window appears, input your name (This is used on all mail you send as the sender of the mail - e.g. From: John Smith). Once done, click next.

  5. Input your email address. Once done, click next.

  6. This step configures what servers to use when you are sending mail and receiving it. The settings should be set to the following (Once done, click next):

    My Incoming mail server is a POP3 server.
    Incoming mail server is (this may vary, please ask if unsure)
    Outgoing mail server is (this may vary, please ask if unsure)
    Make sure that 'Outgoing server requires authentication' is ticked.

  7. Here you enter your username and password, which we have given to you.

  8. This will now show that you have successfully Entered in the account information. You can now click finish to complete the set up.
  9. Optionally click on the email account when back to the list and click 'Properties'. You will then be able to go to the 'Advanced' tab and tick 'Leave a copy of messages on server', and then tick 'Remove from server after n day(s)' and set the number of days to 7. Click OK.
  10. Close Close to finish.