Setup Windows Live Mail (pre 2012)

Download Windows Live Mail

  1. Download the installer for Windows Live Mail from Windows Essentials and click Run. You may get a popup message Do you want the following program to make changes to this computer? Click Yes.
  2. The Installer dialog box will load (this may take a few minutes). Please note that Windows Live Mail is part of a suite of software called Windows Essentials. Leave Mail checked and uncheck any application you don’t think you’ll use to prevent it from downloading. Close Internet Explorer and Click Install.
  3. Uncheck Set your search engine and Set your home page unless you want Microsoft Bing to be your search engine and MSN to be your home page and click Continue.
  4. You do not need a Windows Live ID and may just click Close.

Set Up Windows Live Mail

The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.

  1. Open Windows Live Mail by clicking Start, All Programs, Windows Live, Windows Live Mail.
  2. If this is the first time you have started the program, the mail setup wizard will automatically start. Alternatively, click Add e-mail account at the bottom of the Folder pane on the left.
    Add Email

  3. Enter your OlympusNet or domain email address (e.g., or in the E-mail address field, and the password for it in the Password field.
  4. Verify that the Remember password checkbox is checked.
  5. Enter your real name as you would like it to be displayed (e.g., Jane Doe) in the Display Name field.
  6. Check the checkbox Manually configure server settings for e-mail account and click Next.
    Account Info

  7. Verify that the option POP3 appears in the field reading My incoming mail server is a POP3 server. Advanced users may select IMAP.
  8. Carefully follow the text below entries in the dialog box shown in the screenshot below the text.
    1. For email, (, enter in both the Incoming server and Outgoing server fields.
    2. For email in your own domain (, enter in both the Incoming server and Outgoing server fields.
    3. For both account types:
      1. Under the Incoming Server Information, check the checkbox This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
      2. The default Port set by the email application should be left as is.
      3. Log on using should show Clear text authentication in the field.
      4. Leave Login ID blank
      5. Change the Port to 587 beside the Outgoing server
      6. Check both checkboxes below Outgoing server: This Server Requires a secure connection (SSL) and My outgoing server requires authentication.
      7. Select Next when complete.
        Server Info

  9. Click Finish.
  10. For convenience, click the Menu icon to the left of the question mark, and select Show menu bar. It makes it easier to find and edit account settings in the future.
    Show menu bar

  11. To check for new email, click Sync.