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How do I ... logo Configure Windows Mail


  1.  Introduction
  2.  How to configure Windows Mail
  3.  More information

1. Introduction

This document will go through the process for setting up Windows Mail to read your Western mail using an IMAP profile. An IMAP profile allows you to view the messages on the server instead of downloading them to your local harddrive (POP). Using an IMAP account will ensure your mail is backup on a nightly basis. If you chose to download message to your harddrive, ITS will not be able to recover these messages.

2. How to configure Windows Mail

Click Tools -> Accounts.

This will start the Account Setup wizard. If this is the first time running Windows Mail, the wizard will start automatically. See Fig 1.

Fig 1

Click Add.

Highlight E-mail Account and click Next. See Fig 2.

Fig 2

Enter your name and click Next.

Enter you email address and click Next.

Enter the information as follows. See Fig 3.

Select IMAP as the Incoming e-mail server type.

Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server is

Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name is

Check Outgoing server requires authentication.  Click Next.

Fig 3

Enter you username and password. Make sure remember password is selected or you will have to enter your password each time you launch Windows Mail. Click next.

You now have the option to download your messages now or later. If you want to download your messages later select the download messages later option and/or click Finish.

Highlight the account and click Properties.

The Properties window will open. You can name the server if you want (eg – Western Mail, Your name, etc).

Click the Servers tab and make sure My server requires authentication is checked.

Click the Advanced tab.

Under Outgoing mail (SMTP) check off This server required a secure connection (SSL) and then change the port to 465.  See Fig 4.

Fig 4

Click OK.

Click Close.

You have now finished setting up Windows mail to read your Western mail. Your inbox should now appear in your folder listing. See Fig 5.

Fig 5

3. More Information

If you require more information or have any difficulties configuring Windows Mail, please contact the ITS Support Centre at 519 661-3800.

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Last Update: September 2007