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Manually Set Up E-mail with Windows Mail

The following steps will teach you how to sync your 1&1 e-mail with Windows Mail using IMAP.

Follow the instructions below to sync your e-mail account with Windows Mail. Before you begin, you will need to have Windows Live Mail already installed on your computer and a 1&1 e-mail account created.

Please note:
1&1 suggests the use of IMAP over POP3.

Step 1
Launch Windows Mail from the Start menu on your computer and select Tools -> Accounts.

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Step 2
Click the Add button at the top-right of the Internet Accounts window.

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Step 3
Select E-mail Account and then click the Next button.

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Step 4
Enter your Display Name into the text box. This will be the name that others see when receiving your mail. Click the Next button to continue.

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Step 5
Enter your full 1&1 e-mail address into the text box and then click the Next button.

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Step 6
Select IMAP from the Incoming e-mail server type drop-down menu.

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Step 7
Enter imap.1and1.co.uk as the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server.
Enter auth.smtp.1and1.co.uk as the Outgoign e-mail server (SMTP) name.
Check the box for Outgoing server requires authentication.
Click the Next button to continue.

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Step 8
Enter Your full 1&1 e-mail address as the E-mail username.
Check the box for Remember password if you do not wish to enter your e-mail account password every time you check or send e-mail.
Enter the Password for the e-mail account in the text box.
Click the Next button to continue.

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Step 9
Leave the Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time checkbox unchecked to download your mail right away and then click the Finish button.

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Step 10
Select your newly created e-mail account and click the Properties button.

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Step 11
Click the Advanced tab.

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Step 12
Enter port 587 in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field and check the box labeled This server requires a secure connection (SSL).

Enter port 993 in the Incoming mail (IMAP) field and check the box labeled This server requires a secure connection (SSL).

Click the OK button to save the changes.

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Step 13
Follow the same steps to add any additional e-mail accounts and click the Close button when finished to go back to the Windows Mail window.

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Step 14
Setup is now complete! You should see your newly added 1&1 e-mail account on the left hand side.

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