Setting Up Windows Mail

Windows Mail is a Microsoft email program available with Windows Vista.  This document explains how to set up Windows Mail.

Entering your email settings

  1. Start Windows Mail by selecting it from the Start Menu or go to All Programs
  2. If this is the first time you have started Windows Mail, the setup wizard will automatically open.  If the wizard does not start, click the Tools menu at the top of the window, then click Accounts.

  3. If you have an account listed here Remove it this includes anything under Directory Service now Click the Add... button at  the upper right of the Internet Accounts window. Select E-mail Account and click Next.
  4. Enter your real name as you would like it to be displayed on outbound email (e.g., Jane Doe), and click Next
  5. Enter your email address (e.g.,, and click Next
  7. On the "Set up e-mail servers" window: in the Incoming e-mail server type box, choose POP3.  
  8. Enter  in the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server box and the same thing in theOutgoing e-mail server (SMTP) box .Do NOT put a check inth Outgoing server requires authentication. Click Next.
  9. The E-mail username box should already be filled out, now key in your email password in the Password box.  Verify that the Remember password box is checked. Click Next
  10. On the last screen, click Finish.  
  11. If the Internet Accounts box appears, click the Close button. Windows Mail is ready to use.
To remove an old account: click on the account you want to remove to highlight it, then click the Remove button on the right-hand side of the Accounts window. You will be asked if you really want to remove the account.

To make changes to an existing account: click on the account you want to edit, then click the Properties button on the right-hand side of the Accounts window. This will open the Properties window of the account.  Along the top of this window will be a series of tabs. Click on the applicable tab to access the various account settings.