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Using Windows Vista Mail with Your Email

You can always use Workspace Webmail to send and receive email messages. But you also can view your email with an email client. To access your email through Windows Vista® Mail, add an account with the settings outlined below. While the exact steps may differ from version to version, you can use the settings listed here to set up other versions of Windows Mail as well.

BEFORE YOU START: To set up your Windows Vista Mail with your email, you need to know your POP or IMAP Email Server Settings and ports. To find them, got to the Email Setup Center and write down the information that displays under Email Server Settings.

To Use Windows Vista® Mail with Your Email


  1. In Microsoft Mail, from the Tools menu, select Accounts.
  2. In the Internet Accounts window, click Add.
  3. On the Your Name page, in the Display Name field, enter your full name and then click Next.
  4. On the Internet Email Address page, in the Email address field, enter your email address, and then click Next:
  5. On the Set up Email Servers page, select your server type and enter you Incoming POP or IMAP Server, and Outgoing SMTP Server. This is the information you noted from Workspace Webmail.
  6. Select My Outgoing Server Requires Authentication.
  7. On the Internet Mail Log on page, in the Email Username and Password fields, enter your email address and password, and then click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Return to Microsoft Mail, and from the Tools menu, select Accounts.
  10. In the Internet Accounts window, in your list of Mail accounts, select the account you just set up, and then click Properties.
  11. In the Properties window, go to the Advanced tab and make the following changes:
    Outgoing Mail (SMTP)
    Without SSL - one of the following: 25, 80, 3535
    With SSL - 465
    (Optional) This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    Select to enable
    Incoming mail
    IMAP without SSL - 143
    IMAP with SSL - 993
    POP without SSL - 110
    POP with SSL - 995
    (Optional) This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    Select to enable
  12. Click OK.

For information on setting up Windows (Vista) Mail see Windows Mail.

As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products. Windows Vista® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

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