How to setup Email account in Windows Live Mail

Microsoft has stopped the support and update for Microsoft Windows Live Mail
Users may consider to use Microsoft Outlook, or Mozilla ThunderBird to send/receive email.


Start “Microsoft Windows Live Mail”, in the menu “Accounts” , choose “Email”

2. Input the email address, password information

3. Input server details, user login details. (Below is an example for

(please refer to account information email for email server naming)

Incoming Mail via IMAP (email contents stored on server, suitable for multi device users, e.g. mobile user)
IMAP Server : (for SSL) , or (for non-SSL)
IMAP Port: 993 (SSL) , or 143 (non-SSL)
Incoming Mail via POP3 (email contents downloaded to your desktop, suitable for fixed location users, e.g. office user)
POP3 Server : (for SSL) , or (for non-SSL)
POP3 Port: 995 (SSL) , or 110 (non-SSL)


Outgoing Mail SMTP
SMTP Server : (for SSL) , or (for non-SSL)
SMTP Port: 465 (SSL), or 587 (plain-text or STARTTLS)


SSL, TLS are encrypted connections
STARTTLS is Opportunistic TLS encrypted connection (if supported TLS encrypted connection, then use TLS.  Otherwise, use plain-text connection)
Plain-text is standard (non-encrypted) connection

4. Done.



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