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e-mail : Windows Mail Setup (Vista’s Mail Software)

Windows Mail is the new e-mail software that comes with Windows Vista. If you have Windows Vista, use the e-mail setup instructions below.

  1. Click the Start button (the circular Vista icon at the bottom-left of your screen).
  2. In the menu that opens, click on Windows Mail.
  3. In the Windows Mail menu bar, click on Tools.
  4. Click on Accounts.
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. Click on “E-mail Account”.
  7. Type in the name by which you want to identify yourself in your outgoing e-mails; then click on Next.
  8. Type in the e-mail address for the mailbox you’re setting up; then click on Next.
  9. Enter the relevant settings for your e-mail address; then click the Next button.
  10. Enter your e-mail address or the username that you use in order to access your e-mail, as well as the corresponding password.
  11. Tick the “Remember password” box if you don’t want to enter your password every time you check for e-mail.
  12. Click on Next.
  13. Click on Finish.

Windows Mail 6.0 for Windows Vista


E-mail Account Setup Guide

  1. In Windows Mail, go to the Tools menu and click on Accounts….
  2. Click on the Add button in the upper right.
  3. In the Select Account Type window, double-click on E-mail Account.
  4. In the Your Name window, type in the name you want your recipients to see when they receive your e-mails, then click on Next.
  5. In the Internet E-mail Address window, type in your e-mail address, then click on Next.
  6. In the Set up e-mail servers window, enter the e-mail server information as shown below, replacing “user1234” with your username.
  7. In the Internet Mail Logon window, enter your Internet ID and password for your e-mail account (you don’t need to enter the password, but if you do, you will automatically log on to the e-mail server everytime you open Windows Mail as long as the check is in the box next to Remember Password).
  8. You should see the following screen; check the Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time box, then click Finish.
  9. You should now end up at the Internet Accounts screen; double-click on your e-mail account.
  10. At the top of the Properties window that appears, click on the Advanced tab and verify your settings are the same as in the image below.
  11. Now click on the IMAP tab and, in the Root folder path: blank, enter mail/. Also uncheck the box for Check for new messages in all folders.
  12. Click Ok to save all of these settings, then Close to exit the Internet Accounts window. Windows Mail will now ask you if you would like to retrieve your mail.

Congratulations, you have successfully set up Windows Mail to handle your e-mail!

Configuring Delete and Trash Settings

  • Go to the Tools menu and click on Options….
  • Click on the Advanced tab at the top, then click on the Maintenance button.
  • Check the top two checkboxes for Empty messages from the ‘Deleted Items’ folder on exit and Purge deleted messages when leaving IMAP folders. Click on Close when you are done.

Windows Mail will now delete your unwanted mail automatically when you exit the program.

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