Windows Mail

Set Up POP - Windows® Mail

For increased security, we recommend that you use our secure (SSL) servers, as detailed below.

To set up Windows Mail for POP, perform the following steps:

  1. In Windows Mail, select Tools / Accounts.
  2. Click the Add button.
  3. Click the Next button.
  4. Enter your first and last name. This is the name that will appear in the From field of messages you send.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Enter your entire email address (e.g.,
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Enter the following information:
    • Incoming e-mail server type—Ensure that POP3 is selected.
    • Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server—Enter the secure server name:
    • Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP)—Enter the secure server name:
    • Check the Outgoing server requires authentication box.

  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Enter your entire email address (e.g.,
  11. Enter the password for your email account.
  12. Leave the Remember password box checked, if desired.
  13. Click the Next button.
  14. In the Congratulations window, if you don’t want to download all your messages, check the box labeled Do not download my e-mail at this time. Otherwise, you can leave this setting unchecked.
  15. Click the Finish button.
  16. The account you just created will be selected. Click the Properties button.
  17. Click the Advanced tab.
  18. Check both This server requires a secure connection (SSL) boxes.
  19. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field, enter the secure outgoing port: 465.

  20. A POP connection typically removes the email messages from the email server after you have downloaded new messages to your computer.  If you would like to leave copies on the server, check the Leave a copy of messages on server box. To avoid exceeding your account’s storage limits, indicate whether the server should delete messages after a certain number of days and/or delete messages when you manually delete them from the Deleted Items folder.
  21. Click the OK button.
  22. Click the Close button.