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How can I use METU E-Mail Services with Windows Live Mail?

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In order to read and send e-mail via Live Mail, which is a component of Windows Live package, you should configure the settings on the central e-mail server

Click Email on Accounts tab to open the window that you can add e-mail accounts (This window will automatically appear when you initially start Windows Live Mail).

Write down your e-mail address, password and your name to the boxes in the window and click Next. If you want your password to be remembered on later entries, tick "Remember this password" check box.

If you want to access your folders on the server and messages from multiple computers, choose "IMAP". Write down the incoming server address as imap.metu.edu.tr on "Server address" field on the left side. In order to use secure IMAP connection the port number should be 993 and "Requires a secure connection (SSL)" check box should be ticked.

If you want to download your inbox onto one single computer, access your messages only locally and you do not need to access your folders on the server, choose "POP3". Write down the incoming server address as pop3.metu.edu.tr on "Server address" field on the left side. In order to use secure POP connection the port number should be 995 and "Requires a secure connection (SSL)" check box should be ticked.

For both options, write down the outgoing server address as smtp.metu.edu.tr on "Server address" field on the right side. In order to use secure connection the port number should be 587, "Requires a secure connection (SSL)" and "Requires authentication" check boxes should be ticked. Click Next in order to finish the configuration on the next window.

If you want to check or change the settings later, click Properties on Accounts tab. On "Account Properties" window that appears on the screen, select Advanced tab.

Note: This document is based on Windows Live Mail 2011 version. Menus and options may vary with the previous versions.