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Windows Mail Setup

Follow this guide to collect your email using the new default email application in Windows Vista

  1. Click on Start and then Windows Mail.
  2. When Windows Mail has opened, click on Tools. 
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Windows Mail > Tools

  1. Then click on Accounts.
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Windows Mail > Tools > Accounts

  1. Next click on Add... and select E-Mail Account.
Vista - Windows Mail - Add account
Windows Mail > Tools > Accounts
Vista - Windows Mail - Add Mail
Email Account

  1. You'll then be asked to enter a name (e.g. your full name). Emails that you send to people will use what you write here in the "from" field. Once done, click Next.
Vista - Windows Mail - full name
Your full name

  1. Now add your email address and click Next. This address will be stored in the emails you send. If someone clicks on the reply button, this is the email address that will be used for that reply. If you make an error many of the emails that are sent to you may not reach you.
Vista - Windows Mail - email address
Your email address

    1. Next you will see a screen asking you to confirm your incoming and outgoing email servers. Make sure that you select your incoming email server as POP3.

      Incoming mail server (POP3) is


      Outgoing mail server (SMTP) is


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Your server settings

  1. Next you will need to add your account username or mailbox name, then the password. 
    Your username will be all lowercase letters; your password is case sensitive. Make sure these are correct; if they are wrong you won't be able to get your email. Once added click Next. 
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Your username / mailbox and password

  1. The congratulations screen will now appear. Click on Finish to complete setup. 

    You can choose to not check for email when you first start Windows Mail by ticking the option box. 

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    Changing things later

    If you need to check or change your settings later, click on Tools. Then click on your mail account and click Properties. 
    A window will open with all your email settings. See the General tab for your contact information and the Servers tab for the settings.

    Vista - Windows Mail -username and password
    Checking or changing your settings later

    Setting up spam protection in Windows Mail

    Windows Mail has some features for helping you deal with unwanted spam emails. There is a mailbox for Junk E-Mail which Windows Mail will use for any mail that it identifies as such.
    You can decide how carefully emails are checked by altering your Junk E-mail options.

    1. Click on Tools, then click Junk E-mail Options...
    Vista - Windows Mail - Spam Protection
    Change your spam settings
    1. You can choose to have greater protection from spam emails, however this increases the risk that a legitimate email will be accidently identified as spam. 

      If you don't want to miss receiving an email from your friends and colleagues, click on the Safe Sender tab and add the email addresses of the people who you trust.

    Vista - Windows Mail - spam protection level
    Select spam level protection

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