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Chapter 19. Communicating with Windows Mail > Specifying Basic Account Settings

Specifying Basic Account Settings

Here are the steps to follow to set up an email account with just the basic settings (which should be enough to get most accounts up and running):

1.
Start the process using one of the following techniques:

  • Start Windows Mail for the first time.

  • In Windows Mail, select Tools, Accounts to display the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add to open the Select Account Type dialog box, click E-mail Account, and then click Next.

2.
Type your display name—this is the name that appears in the From field when you send a message—and click Next.

3.
Type the email address for the account and click Next.

4.
Specify your mail server data (click Next when you’re done):

  • Incoming Mail Server Type— Use this list to select the incoming mail server type: POP3 or IMAP.

  • Incoming E-mail Server Name— Type the domain name for your incoming mail server.

  • Outgoing E-mail Server (SMTP) Name— Type the domain name for your outgoing mail server.

  • Outgoing Server Requires Authentication— Activate this check box if your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server requires authentication before it will send your messages. (See “Enabling SMTP Authentication,” later in this chapter, for more details.)

5.
Type your email username and your password, and then click Next.

6.
After Windows Mail sets up your account, it connects to your incoming mail server and downloads your waiting messages. If you don’t want this to happen (for example, you might prefer to leave the messages on the server), activate the Do Not Download My E-mail at This Time check box.

7.
Click Finish.

8.
If you started from the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Close.


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