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Set up SSL mailboxes: Windows Live Mail

Learn how to set up an SSL-encrypted e-mail inbox under Windows Live Mail.

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is used for the secure transmission of data via e-mail.

The instructions for setting up a mailbox without SSL can be found under the following link:

Windows Live Mail

Step 1

First, start the Windows Live Mail program from the Windows Start menu.

Step 2

You will now be asked if you want to use Windows Live Mail as your default e-mail program.

Here you can simply click on "Yes".

Step 3

Now click on the text "Add e-mail account" on the right side.

Step 4

Fill in the fields as shown with your specific data.

Display name: Your name

Your e-mail address:

Password: 123456 (assigned by you when you set up your email account at

Next, tick the box "Manually configure server settings for the e-mail account".

Then click on the "Next" button.

Step 5

You will now see the following screen:

Enter the details for the server for incoming e-mails here. If you 

If you want to use the "POP3" protocol, select "POP" as the server type.

If you want to use "IMAP", select "IMAP" accordingly.

Fill in the fields as shown.

Next, check the box "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)".

Now check the box in front of "Outgoing mail server requires authentication".

Replace all fields with the information about your e-mail box.

You can also find this in your customer login under "E-mails -> Server information".

As the login ID, use the e-mail login that was used when you created the e-mail mailbox in your

customer area on has been assigned.

Then click on the "Next" button.

Step 6

On the following screen, simply click on the "Finish" button.

Your new e-mail address in Windows Live Mail has now been created and can be used immediately to send and receive emails.

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