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Setting up Email on Windows Live Mail 2011

Configuring your email client: Windows Live Mail 2011

  1. If you use Windows Live Messenger or other Windows Live services, you may see a message asking if you want to sign in using your Windows Live ID. Click No. If this is the first time you've opened Windows Live Mail 2011, the Add your email accounts window will appear automatically (continue to step 2).
    Otherwise, go to the Accounts tab and click the Email button on the toolbar.

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  2. Fill in your account details (see below the screenshot if you need help with this).

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    Email address: Enter the email address you're setting up.
    Password: Enter the password for the email address you're setting up
    Display Name for your sent messages: Enter your full name (or the name you'd like people to see when you send them email from this account)
    When you've done this, click on Manually configure server settings checkbox.
  3. Fill in your mail server addresses and email username (see below the screenshot if you need help with this).

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    Incoming Server information:
    Server Type: Choose POP for the Incoming e-mail server type
    Server address: mail.domainname.co.za where domainname.co.za is your domain name.
    Port Number: 110
    Authenticate using: Make sure this says Clear text
    Logon user name: This is your full email address, all in lowercase letters.

    Outgoing server information:
    Server address: For a list of outgoing servers, please see Appendix A below.
    Port Number: 25
    Click Next to continue.
    That's all you need to do, click Finish.

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    Your mail account is now ready to use. Click Send/Receive (it's on the right side of the Home tab) or press F5 on your keyboard and your email will be downloaded to your Inbox.

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Appendix A

Your Outgoing (SMTP) Server is used for sending emails. Your internet service provider (ISP) will supply you with the server name.

Here is a list of the most common Outgoing servers:

For Telkom ADSL, outgoing server is smtp.dsl.telkomsa.net or smtp.saix.net
For Telkom Analogue Dial Up, use smtp.saix.net or smtp.dsl.telkomsa.net
For 8TA (Eita), the outgoing server is smtp.saix.net
For MWEB ADSL, outgoing server is smtp.mweb.co.za or smtp.mweb.net

For Vodacom 3G, outgoing server is smtp.vodacom.co.za
For MTN 3G, the outgoing server is mail.mtn.co.za
For Cell C the outgoing server is mail.cmobile.co.za

For Iburst, outgoing server is smtp.iburst.co.za
For I.S. ADSL the outgoing server is smtp.isdsl.net
For I.S. 3G the outgoing server is smtp.isgsm.netor smtp.dial-up.net
For goggaconnect outgoing server is smtp.vodacom.co.za

For Neotel, outgoing server is smtp.neomail.co.za
For ABSA, outgoing server is smtp.absamail.co.za or mail.absa.co.za
For @lantic (ADSL,Dialup, ISDN) : smtp.lantic.net

For NetActive (ADSL,Dialup, ISDN) : smtp.netactive.co.za
For Polka (ADSL,Dialup, ISDN) : smtp.polka.co.za
For Web Africa (ADSL,Dialup, ISDN) : smtp.wa.co.za

For Cybersmart : smtpauth2.cybersmart.co.za or smtp.cybersmart.co.za
For Nokia/OVI : smtp.mail.ovi.com or smtp.mail.yahoo.com

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