Configuring an IMAP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail?



Configuring an IMAP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail

This tutorial assumes you've already launched Windows Live Mail.

To configure an IMAP email account with SSL, first click the Accounts tab.

Then click The Email icon.

Enter the email address you want to configure, and its password.

Enter a display name for your sent messages.

Then click here to manually configure your server settings.

Click Next.

Next we have to configure our server settings.

Ensure IMAP is selected as the server type.

Then enter the incoming server address here.

Click here to require a secure SSL connection.

Note that by doing so the port number changed to 993, the default email port for IMAP SSL.

Leave Clear Text selected as the authentication type.

Then enter the full email address as your user name here.

Next, enter the outgoing server address here.

Check both these boxes to require a secure SSL connection and authentication.

Be sure to enter 465 for the secure port number.

Then click Next.

That's it! The email account has been added.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure an IMAP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail.

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