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Configuring a POP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail  Print this Article

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

1) To configure a POP email account with SSL, first click the "Accounts" tab.

2) Then click The "Email" icon.

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

4) Enter a display name for your sent messages.

5) Then click here to manually configure your server settings.

6) Click "Next".

Next we have to configure our server settings.

7) Ensure "POP" is selected as the server type.

8) Then enter the incoming server address here.

9) Click here to require a secure SSL connection.

Note that by doing so the port number changed to 995, the default email port for SSL.

10) Leave "Clear Text" selected as the authentication type.

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

12) Next, enter the outgoing server address here.

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

14) Be sure to enter 465 for the secure port number.

15) 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 a POP email account with SSL in Windows Live Mail.

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