Summary

Learn how-to setup Microsoft Windows Live Mail to send & receive email using Post office Protocol (POP3) and your DomainsFoundry email account.

Windows Live Mail Login screen shown in Microsoft Windows 7
Windows Live Mail Login screen shown in Microsoft Windows 7

Before you start checklist

Have the following ready before you start:

  • Your domain name.
  • Your email address.
  • Your email password.
  • DomainsFoundry SMTP bolt-on.
  • Windows Live Mail installed on your computer.

Configuring Windows Live Mail

  1. Open Windows Live Mail. If you’ve just installed Windows Live Mail it will show in your Start Menu. Alternatively, click Start Menu > All Programs > Windows Live > Windows Live Mail.
    Windows 7 Start Menu
    Windows 7 Start Menu
  2. If this is the first time you have run Windows Mail, it will ask you to add a new account.
  3. If no window appears, click Add e-mail account from the menu on the left.
    Add e-mail account link in Windows Live Mail
    Add e-mail account link in Windows Live Mail
  4. Enter your E-mail Address, Password and Name.
  5. Tick Manually configure server settings for e-mail account.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Add Email Account - Window Live Mail
    Add Email Account - Window Live Mail
  8. You’re now prompted to enter information about your incoming and outgoing mail servers.
  9. For My Incoming Mail Server is a select POP3.
  10. Enter mail.example.com as your Incoming Mail Server – replacing example.com with your own DomainsFoundry domain name.
  11. For Login ID, enter your email address. For example, info@example.com
  12. If you’ve upgraded to DomainsFoundry Roaming SMTP or DomainsFoundry SMTP for iPhone, enter mail.example.com as your Outgoing Mail Server. Again, replacing example.com with your own DomainsFoundry domain name.
  13. Tick My outgoing server requires authentication.
  14. Add Server Settings - POP3 - Window Live Mail
    Add Server Settings - POP3 - Window Live Mail
  15. If you don’t have a subscription that includes SMTP, enter your ISP’s SMTP server. If you do know your ISP’s SMTP settings, please contact your ISP for help.
  16. When you’ve completed all the fields, click the Next button.
  17. Click Finish.
    Account added successfully - Window Live Mail Success screen - Window Live Mail
    Account added successfully - Window Live MailSuccess screen - Window Live Mail
  18. Your DomainsFoundry email account now appears on the left-side of Windows Live Mail.
    New account displayed in Windows Live Mail main screen
    New account displayed in Windows Live Mail main screen
  19. From Windows Live Mail’s top menu, click Sync (Or press F5) to send & receive email.
    Sync Email Accounts - Windows Live Mail
    Sync Email Accounts - Windows Live Mail
  20. Windows Live Mail will now download any email saved in your DomainsFoundry email account.

Congratulations. You’ve configured Windows Live Mail to send and receive email.