Setting up your Email Accounts: Enabling SSL email in Windows Live Mail

Step 1

Open Windows Live Mail on your computer.

Step 2

Right click the mailbox you want enable SSL on and select Properties.

Properties

Step 3

The Properties window will now appear, click the Servers tab and ensure that these settings are correct:

If you have a Standard mailbox you will need to use the SMTP settings supplied by your internet provider.
  • Incoming mail (IMAP): mail.livemail.co.uk
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP): smtp.livemail.co.uk

Servers

Step 4

Click the Advanced tab and change the following settings:

If you have a Standard mailbox you will need to use the SMTP settings supplied by your internet provider.
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP): Set the number to 465.
  • This server requires a secure connection (SSL): Tick this box.
  • Incoming Mail: Set the number to 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP.
  • This server requires a secure connection (SSL): Tick this box.

Advanced tab

Step 5

Click Apply, then OK at the bottom of the window. A notification asking if you would like to refresh your folder list will appear. Click Yes, this process will take a few minutes to complete.

Refresh folder list

Your mailbox is now set up using SSL in Windows Live Mail.