How to set up an e-mail account in Windows Live Mail – podcast episode 2

In episode 2 of our podcast Adrian will explain how to set up an e-mail account in Windows Live Mail.
first thing first, you have to have the program already installed on your Windows machine. If not yet, just Google it and download it from Microsoft website.
Actually Windows Live Mail come as a programs suite containing multiple applications in one. Few of them are:
Windows Live Writer, which is the blogging software, Family safety, Windows Movie Maker and Windows Messenger. But, excepting you wish to try others you need only Live Mail, therefore you’ll select the option “I wish to install only…” option from the first prompt window, and uncheck all other programs excepting Mail.
Click next and wait few moments to finalize the installation.
When the program is installed a close button will pop up. Press close and open Windows Live Mail going in search box pressing start key. Type Mail and when your screen reader will read out Windows Live mail press enter.
At the first opening the e-mail client Windows Live Mail will ask you to configure an e-mail account with your new program.
In that window where is the form for configuring the e-mail account type the relevant information, as e-mail address, your name and password.
Go from a field to the next one pressing tab key.
Check the box manual configuration and go to next button.
In the next window you have to insert the mail server information, and for this step you need your server details provided by your e-mail provider.
In case of yahoo mail or Gmail you can find them out very easy below, but in case of e-mail provided by Virgin Media, BT or other providers, you have to check out online before starting this configuration process.
But before to fill in the information we have to decide what kind of management of our e-mail will be better for us.
You can set Windows Live Mail to go to server to take up your messages and bring them up to your client in one of two ways: using POP or IMAP.
Which is the difference?
Pop take the e-mails copy and save them on your local machine, but IMAP works straight to the e-mail server. That mean if you’ll set up your e-mail account using IMAP when you remove a message from your computer or smartphone that message will be deleted from server too,
Using POP you can go time to time to check your e-mail, a copy of new messages will be loaded into your computer, and you can read them off line, and when you’ll delete a message from your machine will not be deleted from the server necessarily. With IMAP you have to be connected to internet other way you cannot read e-mails.
In case of using multiple devices for accessing e-mail is better to set up your e-mail using imap, because when you’ll make changes on one of the devices that change will be reflected on all devices which are set to read that e-mail account.
In the end is not better one or other way, but you have to make your decision about this.
Usually the almost e-mail accounts are default set on imap, and in case you would like to use pop is possible to have some changes to do before setting up your e-mail with pop.
For example, in Gmail and Yahoo mail you have to go at the web interface and going in settings to tick the relevant box in order to activate pop access.

Good! You know already your e-mail server details; you wish to access your e-mail via imap. For this we will fill in the following details. In my podcast show the example is a yahoo mail account, so I’ll provide first the settings for Yahoo Mail.

From the first list box choose imap

type into incoming server name map.mail.yahoo.com
Check The server require SSL connection to be ticked on,
Once the SSL connection is ticked the port number will be changed automatically from 143 in 993.
Leave the next list box with connection in clear text as it is
under the outgoing server details type smtp.mail.yahoo.com and tick SSL under.
Change the port number from 25 in 465 and check the box below named “Server require authentication” to be ticked.
Go to next button and press spacebar. In case you’ve filled in all the information correct you’ll see finish button coming up at the next window. Once pressed finish button, if you have some errors coming up that mean you’ve missed some information or you typed something wrong. Careful with the punctuation and no space before or in the end of server details.

I have promised to provide the server settings for Gmail accounts, so find out below the info for map and POP.

IMAP
incoming server: imap.gmail.com port 993 require SSL connection
outgoing server: smtp.gmail.com port number 465 require SSL connection
The server require authentication must be ticked

POP
incoming server: pop.gmail.com port number: 995 require SSL connection
outgoing server: smtp.gmail.com port 465 require SSL connection
The server require authentication must be ticked on.

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