Essentially Windows Live Mail is the new Outlook. It is replacing Microsoft Outlook on Windows7.
A number of tools have been changed but setting up an account is pretty similar as Outlook and is straight forward enough.
Go get started go to Tools and click on Accounts...
Once you click on accounts a small window will open, click add:
Select Email Account if it is not already selected and click on Next:
Enter your detail as supplied by your provider and click next:
Enter the server detail:
The port is pre filled at 110 and this is usually correct. Please note that in many cases "My outgoing server requires authentication" must be ticked, this is the case for email accounts for our customers.
Once you click next you should be done.
Be aware that Windows Live Mail has let you entered your email details but at this stage as not tested them. Going back to the main screen click on "Sync" which is equivalent to the Send and Receive from Outlook.
If you get errors verify the detail entered. Commun errors is the name before the @ being used as username in stead of the full email address, typos in the incoming or outgoing mail server, "My outgoing server required authentication" is not ticked where it should and vice and versa.
Hope this helps!
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