How to Add Your Email Account to Windows Live Mail

This article shows you how to set up your email account in Windows Live Mail.

Note: Live Mail is no longer supported. We strongly recommend you move to another email client like Windows Mail App or Thunderbird


2. Click the 'Add' Button

3. Select 'Email Account' as Account Type

4. Enter your account details - the email address you are setting up, the email password and your display name i.e. your name or company name. Check the 'Manually configure server settings' checkbox. Click 'Next'

5. Now enter the server settings.

Incoming Server information

  • Server type: IMAP
  • Server address:
  • Port: 993
  • Check 'Requires a secure connection (SSL)'
Log-on username: the email address you are setting up

Outgoing Server information

  • Server address:
  • Port: 465
  • Check 'Requires a secure connection (SSL)'
  • Check 'Requires authentication'

Click 'Next'

6. Your have finished! Click 'Finish'

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