Configure an Email Account in Windows (Vista) Mail

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This tutorial assumes that you’ve already created your new email account in your web hosting, typically through your hosting control panel. Now let’s learn how to setup that new email account in Windows Vista Mail.
  1. Start by clicking the Tools > Accounts.
  2. Click Add. Ensure the Email Account option is selected then click Next.
  3. Enter the Name as you would like it to appear in the From field od outgoing emails then click Next.
  4. Enter new email address and click Next.
  5. Now enter Incoming and Outgoing server settings, click Next.
  6. Enter your email address as your username then enter your email password. Click Next.
  7. If you do not wish to check your email at this time, tick the Do no download my email at this time check box. Click Finish.
  8. One more step before completion, click Properties button then click the Servers tab.
  9. Tick the Outgoing server requires authentication check box. This means that Windows Mail will login to your mail server even when sending emails (not just receiving), ensuring that you are the only one that can send emails from your account.
  10. Click OK when finished.
  11. That’s it! We’ve successfully setup an email account and can now start sending and receiving email to and from that account, from Windows Mail.
  12. Click Close button to exit setup.
  13. Remember that you also have to create that email address in your hosting account before it will work.