Here are the steps to setup the Mail App on Windows 8. Of course you'll want to replace “HostingAccountDomain.com” in the example below with your actual domain name.
- Tap the Mail icon.
- You may need to sign up for a Microsoft Hotmail or Windows Live account first in order to perform an initial setup.
- Enter your Microsoft account email and password and tap “Save.”
- Now slide the screen toward the left.
- You should see five icons: Search, Share, Start, Devices, Settings. Tap on “Settings,” then “Accounts.”
- Tap “Add an account.”
- Tap “Other account.’
- Tap “IMAP,” then “Connect” (Mail does not support POP3).
- Tap “Show more details.”
- Under Email address and Username, enter your full email address (i.e., YourUsername@HostingAccountDomain.com).
- Under Password, enter your password.
- Under Incoming (IMAP) email server, enter [Mail Server Name*]. Set the port to 143.
- Uncheck Incoming server requires SSL.
- Under Outgoing (SMTP) email server, enter [Mail Server Name*]. Set the port to either 25 or 587.
- Uncheck Outgoing server requires SSL.
- Leave Outgoing server requires authentication checked.
- Leave Use the same username and password to send and receive email checked.
*You can find your mail server name in Control Panel:
Home > Sites List > Site Manager > Email > SmarterMail Manager.
In the window that opens, your server name is in the URL (e.g., m01.internetmailserver.net)
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