Setup New Email Account - Windows Mail (Vista)

by tciil — last modified Jun 11, 2015 03:17 PM
  1. The purpose of this page is to describe how to set up a new email account to work with OlympusNet email servers.
  2. Open Windows Mail by double-clicking its desktop icon or by selecting it from the Start Menu.
  3. If this is the first time you have started Windows Mail, the setup wizard will automatically open. If the wizard starts, skip ahead to step 4. If the wizard does not start, click the Tools menu at the top of the window and select Accounts.
  4. Click the Add button at the upper right of the Internet Accounts dialog box. Click on Email Account and click Next.
  5. In the Display name field, enter your name as you would like it to be displayed (e.g., Jane Doe or Sally Smith) and click Next.
  6. In the E-mail address field, enter your email address (e.g., or and click Next.
  7. In the Incoming e-mail server type field, choose POP3 as shown in the screenshot following the text. Advanced users may use IMAP.
    1. For the Incoming e-mail server:
      a. For email (
      • enter
      b. For email in your own domain (
      • enter
    2. For Outgoing e-mail server:
    1. For email (
      • enter
    2. For email in your own domain (
      • enter

        Be sure to click the check box Outgoing server requires authentication to put a check in the box. Then click Next.
  8. Click the Settings button. Use same settings as my incoming mail server should be selected by dotting the circle beside it. Click OK.
  9. The tabbed dialog box is back in view. Click on the Advanced Tab.
  10. On the Advanced tab shown in the screenshot below, change the Outgoing mail (SMTP) from port number 25 to 587.
  11. Check both of the check boxes for This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
  12. Under the Delivery section, set the number of days to remove email from the server so copies are not retained; 14-30 days before they are removed from the server works for most people.
  13. Click Apply, or if it is grayed out click OK, then Apply on the final window.

To update your email settings in an already-established account, for example, to retype the email password in the settings after a password change, see Modify Email Settings in Existing Account - Vista Mail