Windows Live Mail is typically not included with Windows 7 and must be added as a separate download. Click here to download the Windows Essentials download pack, which includes Windows Live Mail.

In order to complete the steps below, you must first download and install Windows Live Mail. The setup instructions below will assume you have done that have already opened the program.

  1. 1. Open Windows Live Mail. Upon Launch, you will be prompted to add your Email Account. If you already have an account configured, you can launch Windows Live Mail and select Accounts > Email.
  2. 2. Complete the following fields. Then click Next to continue.
  3. SettingRequired Information
    Email AddressYour full email address.
    PasswordEnter the password that you set when you created the mailbox in your account manager.
    Display NameEnter the name you would like to be displayed in the from field when somebody receives your email.
    Manually Configure Server SettingsChecked
  4. Note: It is recommended that you also select Remember Password unless multiple users have access to your profile on your computer.

  5. 3. From the Configure server settings panel, enter all necessary information. Then click Next.
  6. Under the Incoming server information column, complete the required information:
  7. Incoming SettingRequired Information
    Server TypeSelect  POP3 or  IMAP4
    Server Address


    PortThis will fill in automatically, but if it does not, use 110 for POP3 and 143 for IMAP.
    Requires a secure connection (SSL)Not checked
    Authenticate usingClear text
    Logon usernameYour full email address of the email box that you are currently setting up.  
  8. Under the Outgoing server information column, complete the required information:
  9. Outgoing SettingRequired Information
    Server Address


    For customers:

    Requires a secure connection (SSL)Not checked
    Requires authenticationChecked
  10. Click Next to continue.
  11. 4. Click Finish to complete the process.
  12. Your email account is now set up. You may begin using Windows Live Mail.