How to configure Windows Mail ?

Date: December 31st, 2011 | Category: Email, General FAQ

Windows Mail

Follow the steps detailed below to use Windows Mail to send/receive emails:

  1. Start Windows Mail. In the Tools menu, click Accounts.

Follow the steps detailed below to use Windows Mail to send/receive emails:

  1. Start Windows Mail. In the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. In the Internet Accounts window, click Add.
  3. Select the Account Type as E-mail Account and click Next.

  4. In the Display name field, type the name that you want others to see when you send a message and then click Next.

  5. Enter your complete email address of the type user@yourdomainname.com in the Email address field and then click Next.
  6. In the Set up e-mail servers section, select the Incoming e-mail server type as POP3. Enter the Incoming mail server as mail.yourdomainname.comif you choose POP.The Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name address in any case will be entered as mail.yourdomainname.com. Once this is done, click Next.
  7. Enter your complete email address such as user@yourdomainname.com in the E-mail username field and the account password in the Passwordfield.
  8. Click Next to continue.
  9. Make sure Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time checkbox is checked and click Finish to return to Internet Accounts window.
  10. Select your account and then click Properties.
  11. This will bring up the account Properties window. Click on the Serverstab.
  12. Under Outgoing Mail Server, select the checkbox adjacent to My server requires authentication and then click Settings.
  13. Select the Use the same settings as my incoming mail server radio button and then click OK.
  14. In the account Properties window, click OK to save the changes. Your account is now configured to send and receive mails.

Note

Usually, the port used for the Outgoing Mail Server/SMTP Service is 25. However, there might be a situation where your ISP might be blocking the use of port 25 for SMTP service. Many ISPs block port 25 in order to minimize the amount of spam sent using their network. If you are facing issues sending mails using the default port 25, you can confirm with your ISP whether port 25 is indeed blocked by them.

To circumvent this, Sibername allows you to use an alternate port 26 for sending mails if port 25 is blocked:

  1. In Windows Mail, in the Tools menu, click Accounts
  2. In the Internet Accounts window, select your account and then click Properties
  3. This will bring up the account Properties window. Click on the Advancedtab.
  4. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field, replace the default port number 25 with the alternate port number 26.
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

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