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Manually Set Up E-mail with Windows Live Mail using POP3

For standard 1&1 e-mail accounts.

Follow the steps below to configure Windows Live Mail for use with your 1&1 e-mail account using the POP3 protocol.

Please note:
1&1 suggests the use of IMAP over POP3. You can find out why by reading the Difference Between POP3 and IMAP E-mail Accounts.

Windows Live Mail was only included with Windows operating systems starting with Windows 7. If your computer is not running Windows 7, please reference the List of E-mail Programs to view some popular e-mail programs that may be compatible with your operating system.

Step 1
Open Windows Live Mail and select Add e-mail account from the left hand side. Click Add e-mail account
Click Add e-mail account
Step 2
Enter your full E-mail address, Password, Display Name and check the box for Remember password if you do not want to enter your e-mail account's password every time you check or send mail. When you are finished, click the Next button. Enter your e-mail credentials
Enter your e-mail credentials
Step 3
Select POP3 from the drop-down box. Select POP3 as the protocol
Select POP3 as the protocol
Step 4
  • Enter pop.1and1.com as the Incoming server address.
  • Check the box for This server requires a secure connection (SSL) and ensure that the Incoming server port is set to 995.
  • Ensure that Clear text authentication is selected from the drop-down menus
  • Enter your full 1&1 e-mail address in the text box for Login ID (if different from e-mail address).
  • Enter smtp.1and1.com in the text box for Outgoing Server.
  • Check the box for This server requires a secure connection (SSL) and ensure that the Outgoing server port is set to 587.
  • Check the box for My outgoing server requires authentication.
When finished, click the Next button. Enter the rest of the required info
Enter the rest of the required info
Step 5
Click the Finish button. Click Finish
Click Finish
Step 6
Setup is complete! You will see your account on the left hand side of the Windows Live Mail window. Your account is on the left hand side
Your account is on the left hand side
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