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How can I configure email in Windows Live Mail?

  • Applies to: All DV, Grid

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Time needed: 10 minutes

  • Tools needed: Windows Live Mail

 
  • Applies to: Grid
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 15
    • Tools Required: Email address, Windows Live Mail
  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 15
    • Tools Required: Email address, Windows Live Mail

Introduction

The following tutorial is provided as a courtesy to our customers to help you configure your mail software to work with (mt) Media Temple's hosting solutions.

Third-party software can not be supported directly by (mt) Media Temple. If you have further questions about configuring Windows Live Mail, please visit http://support.microsoft.com/.

Requirements

Before you start, be sure you have these handy:

Configure Windows Live Mail

  1. Open Windows Live Mail.
  2. You will be prompted to create an email account.

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  3. Next, enter your Account Settings.

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    • My incoming mail server is a (select IMAP or POP) server. We suggest IMAP. Learn more here.
    • Incoming server: xxxx-xxxx.accessdomain.commail.mt-example.com
    • Port: 143 for IMAP or 110 for POP
    • This server requires a secure connection (SSL) should be unchecked.
    • Log on using: Clear text authentication.
    • Login ID: KB-User@mt-example.com
    • Outgoing Server: xxxx-xxxx.accessdomain.commail.mt-example.com
    • Port: 25 or 587
    • This server requires a secure connection (SSL) should be unchecked.
    • Please check the box for My outgoing server requires authentication.
  4. You should now get a success message. Please continue:

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  5. You will now get a message that your folders are downloading:

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  6. Please verify that your folders are correct, then click OK:

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  7. You should now be able to send and receive emails:

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