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Manually Set Up E-mail with Windows Mail using POP3

The following steps will teach you how to sync your 1&1 e-mail with Windows Mail using POP3.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Step 6
Select POP3 from the Incoming e-mail server type drop-down menu.

Step 7
Enter pop.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.

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.

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.

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

Step 11
Click the Advanced tab.

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 995 in the Incoming mail (POP3) field and check the box labeled This server requires a secure connection (SSL).

Click the OK button to save the changes.

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.

Step 14
Setup is now complete! Your email will be stored in the local folders when sending, receiving, deleting, etc. Click the Send/Receive button to send and/or receive your e-mail.


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