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Setting up Emails - Windows Live Mail 

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Video Setup Guide below or scroll down for screenshot setup guide


Before you begin

You will need to have your Email Account, Password, Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server information. To find this, log into your account via hostControl:
https://secure.hostcontrol.com.au (If you are unsure of your login details, select the 'Forgotten Password' button).

Once in hostControl, browse to the "Email Accounts" section, find the email account you wish to setup and select the 'Connect Info' link to the right. This will show your email's username, password, incoming mail server, outgoing mail server and port number. Keep this information handy and proceed to Step 1.

 Step 1

This Windows Live Mail guide is based on version 2012

 Open Windows Live Mail then up the top select the Accounts tab and choose the Email button (which has an @ and a + in the image).

 Step 2

Next enter in your Email, Password and Display Name. Also ensure you click the checkbox "Manually Configure Server Settings". Once done, click Next.

Email Address: The full email address you wish to setup. Eg. yourname@domainname.com.au
Password: Your Email Account's Password. If you are unsure, visit the "Email Accounts" section of hostControl and click 'Display Passwords'.
Display Name: The name you wish to appear when sending your recipients emails


 Step 3

Next fill in all your email account settings as per below. Once completed, click 'Next'.

Server Type: Select POP3 or IMAP. If you are unsure which to choose, see the following Knowledge Base article link on Should I choose POP3 or IMAP?.
Incoming Server Address: Your email account's incoming mail server. To find this, please refer to your Account Information by logging into hostControl. The Port number can be left as it will auto-fill the correct one for you.
Logon user name: Your username will be the same as your full email address. Eg. yourname@domainname.com.au.
Outgoing Server Address: Your outgoing mail server will be the same as your incoming mail server.
Outgoing Port: 26
Requires Authentication: Important: ensure this checkbox under the Outgoing server information area is checked

   Step 4

If you get a green tick it means your account has been setup successfully and you can now begin using it.


Last Updated:  14/07/2015 5:36 PM


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