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Setting Up Live.com Pop and SMTP Internet Email Account Settings for Outlook 2010

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Setting up the POP SMTP settings for your live.com ID is not difficult but it does not use “default” settings so making this post to show you how to do it and give you the details of what the settings should be.

This post will walk through all the settings you will need.  I start with just telling you all the settings then we will drill down into how to put in the information. I give directions to do it using Windows Control panel as well as how to do it from inside outlook. The Live.com email servers and settings are:

    • Incoming: pop3.live.com
    • Outgoing: smtp.live.com
    • User Name is your entire email address eg. : itproguru@live.com
    • password: YourPassword
    • You need to turn on “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
    • Incoming Server Port: 995  (Requires SSL)
    • Outgoing Server Port: 25  (Requires TLS)

From Windows you could get to the add account screen from Control Panel. You may have to change your view to Large icons to see all the Application icons. 

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Click to open Mail or Mail (32-bit) icon

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Now Click Email Accounts….

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From the E-mail tab click the New… button

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Select E-mail Account and then click Next

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On the Add New Account screen you will select Manually configure server settings or additional server types then click Next

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On the next page of the wizard select Internet E-mail and then click Next

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Now we need to fill out all of the information…

  • Your Name: This is the display name (what people will see in the from field when you send them a message)
  • E-mail Address: This is the full email address eg: YourEmail@Live.com  it is NOT case sensitive)
  • Incoming: pop3.live.com
  • Outgoing: smtp.live.com
  • User Name is your entire email address eg. : YourEmail@live.com (this is the entire email address)
  • password: YourPassword  Thie password is case sensitive (You must know what your password is and enter it here)
  • You need to turn on “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  • Turn on Remember Password so it does not bug you every time you login to mail

We are NOT DONE!!!!  There are some non-default values we need to put in.  They are hidden under the More Settings … Button

Click  More Settings … 

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On this screen you can change the Mail Account if you want.  It should default to your email address which is fine.  (People you send messages to will NOT see this)

Click On the Outgoing Server tab

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You will need to turn on My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

Make sure Use same settings as my incoming mail server is also selected 

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This is where the non-standard stuff comes in…

Click on the Advanced tab and fill out the top of the form.

  • Incoming Server POP3: 995
  • Turn on This server requires and encrypted connection (SSL)
  • Outgoing Server (SMTP): 25
  • Use The following type of encrypted connection should be TLS

The rest of the options on this screen are optional so you can just Click OK 

You should now be back at the main screen. 

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Click Test Account Settings …

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You are done … Just click Close and and Next if there are not any errors.  If there are errors, go back and check the settings.

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Once you finish, you will get a finish screen.

 

 

If you want to know how to get to configure email accounts from inside outlook 2010 (instead of from control panel)  Here you go…

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Click the File menu then click Info Then click on Account Settings – then Account Settings

To get off the file menu and the “Back Stage” just click another menu option like Home or click the File menu again

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  • I can't send out mail through Outlook because I forgot my password. How do i reset it?

  • You have the outgoing port wrong I had to go to another site to get the correct port which is 587. All other instructions are correct though.

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  • After hours of searching the net this is the only walkthrough that solved my Outlook 2007 sync problems... the hotmail connector addon didn't work and this did... 5stars :)

  • It's working fine. this is cool Article thanks you so muchhhhhhh

  • Very helpful article, thanks a lot!

  • my acc. is not show mails on my moniles after setup outlook.

  • THXXXX.  IT REALLY WORKS..............

  • After doing the above mentioned settings. The moment I click on nTest Settings, I am getting this message: Send test e-mail message: Your server does not support the connection encryption type you have specified. Try changing the encryption method. Contact your mail server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP) for additional assistance.

  • thanks

  • I am told there is an error and that my account has been closed. Can you help?
    My email address is; strico54@live.com

  • Thanks, Stephen. You're "port" info solved my problem!

  • Im having problems to log in. The system is requesting a verification code. I cant get it because i have a new number. How can I change my old number to my new number?

  • Hi there, not sure if it makes a difference which country I am from - I am not from America - so will the Incoming/outgoing numbers change depending on where you live? ie, the defaults say 110/587. but your recommendation is 995/25. My account is not working - however, I found this page to be extremely useful and actually aided me in fully completing the relevant sections. I keep getting the box appearing asking for my user name and password and to remember the password each time I try and run a test. Please help!

  • Hi, my name is Johnson from Accra Ghana, please i want to create live.com email. but when i try to open, i see only hotmail.com & outlook.com. please help me or show me how to create the live.com