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Someone asked me recently how to set up his new email account in Windows Live Mail.

Most email clients (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird etc) these days do the set up automatically and all you have to do is to enter the email address and password and they work out the rest.

Windows Live Mail seems to also offer this capability for the default option, the basic  instructions from Microsoft are included below:

Windows Live Mail

You can add all your email accounts to Windows Live Mail. It’s as easy as typing in an email address and password, and then following a few steps. Once your email accounts have been added, organize your conversations. Here’s how to do all this in Mail.

Add an email account

In your Mail inbox, click Accounts and then click Email. Type your email address, password, and display name, and then click Next. If you want to add more accounts, click Add another email account.

 

Sometimes if there are problems, you have to configure it manually. This video shows you how:

Adding a POP email account in Windows Live Mail – YouTube

If POP3 does not work, try IMAP. This video shows you how:

Adding an IMAP email account in Windows Live Mail – YouTube