Using Windows Mail
3. On the “Set up e-mail servers” page, shown in Figure 16-4, select the incoming
email server type as either POP3 or IMAP4. POP3 and IMAP4 are the only email
protocols that you can use to receive Internet mail. Windows Mail doesn’t sup-
port HTTP or other types of email protocols.
4. In the “Incoming e-mail (POP3 or IMAP) server” text box, type the fully quali-
fied domain name of the incoming email server, such as mail.microsoft.com. The
incoming email server is the POP3 or IMAP4 server from which you receive
5. In the “Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name” text box, type the fully qualified
domain name of the outgoing email server, such as smtp.microsoft.com. The out-
going email server is the SMTP server to which you submit email that you want
to send to other people. Just about every email server in the world uses SMTP
for submitting messages.
6. Most SMTP servers require users to be authenticated before they will accept and
route email for delivery. If your outgoing email server requires a username and
password to send email, select the “Outgoing server requires authentication”
checkbox. Click Next.
7. On the “Internet mail logon” page, type your email username and password, and
then click Next. Typically, but not always, your email username is the name por-
tion of your email address. For example, if your email address is
Williams@microsoft.com, your email username typically would be Williams. If
you’ve specified that your email server requires authentication, this account
information is used whenever you send and receive email. Otherwise, the
account information is used only when you receive email.
8. Click Finish to complete the account setup process.
Figure 16-3. Setting the email address for your account