This article will guide you in configuring Windows Mail client for your e-mail account.
First, open Windows Mail.
Click on the “Tools” menu, and choose “Accounts…”
Click the “Add” button.
Click the “Next” button.
Enter the Display Name for the account. When you send e-mail, this is the name that will appear in the From field of outgoing messages.
Enter the E-mail address of the account you are setting up.
Your mail servers will typically be in the form of “mail.domain.com” where “domain.com” is to be replaced with your actual domain name. The incoming and outgoing mail servers will be the same.
Enter your mail server address in both fields.
Check the “Outgoing server requires authentication” checkbox.
Enter the full e-mail address for the “E-mail username” field.
Enter the account password in the “Password” field.
If you do not want Windows Mail to ask you for the password each time you check for new mail, leave the “Remember password” checkbox checked.
Check the “Do not download my e-mail at this time” checkbox so we have a chance to modify the account settings before downloading all the e-mail from the server.
Click the newly created e-mail account, and click the “Properties” button.
Click the “Advanced” tab.
Check the “Leave a copy of messages on server” checkbox option at the bottom.
Without checking this checkbox, you would remove the e-mail messages from the server as you download them, making it impossible to retrieve the e-mail message from anywhere but the computer you have downloaded the message onto.
With checking this option, it allows you to read your e-mail from multiple locations, such as the Webmail interface or your Home & Office.
You should now be able to Send/Receive to check for new e-mail on the account!