Email Setup - Windows Mail

Windows Mail is a Windows Vista email application that comes installed by default with all Windows Vista computers. While Windows Mail is a new email application from Microsoft, it is still closely similiar to Windows 2000/XP's Outlook Express. New features include:

  • Instant Search
  • Junk Mail Filter
  • Phishing Filter
  • Improved Reliability
  • Improved Newsgroups Features

To see a detailed list of the new features available, click here.

Windows 7 users: download and install Windows Mail here. Windows Live Mail does not come preinstalled on most new Windows 7 computers and you will need to download it from Microsoft.

Setup Guide

First, open your Windows Mail program located in your Start menu at the bottom left hand side of your screen. You should find at the top Windows Mail for email. If not, choose "All Programs" and scroll to the top of the menu to locate it.

Once you have Windows Mail open, click on Tools on the upper left hand side of your screen, and then choose Accounts.

You should now see a windows similiar to the one pictured below. Click on Add on the right hand side of your screen.

Next, choose the Email Account option in the menu then click Next.

Now enter your name as you would like it to appear in the "From" field when you send emails to someone. This can be your full name, or a nickname.

Click Next, and on the next screen type in your full email address. Be sure to make this all in lowercase characters!

Once you click Next, you'll need to enter our server information as pictured below. Be sure to enter this in all lowercase characters as well! We do not require Secure Authentication for our Outgoing server, so you may ignore the checkbox.

Click Next, and on the next screen is your account username and password. Remember to enter just your username (the first portion of your email) not including, as pictured below in the example.

Click Next, then Finish. That's it!

Your account is now ready for use! If you have not activated your username and password with us, contact us.


Windows Mail does not support the " Identities" feature found in earlier versions of Outlook Express. Click here to find out more information regarding user accounts in Windows Vista.


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