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Manually Set Up E-mail with Windows Mail

For standard 1&1 e-mail accounts.

Follow the steps below to connect to your 1&1 e-mail account through Windows Mail using IMAP protocol.

Windows Mail was only included with the Windows Vista operating system.

If your computer is not running Windows Vista, please reference the List of E-mail Programs for a list of some popular e-mail programs that may be compatible with your operating system.

Step 1
Launch Windows Mail from the Start menu on your computer and select Tools > Accounts. Launch Windows Mail and select Tools > Accounts
Launch Windows Mail and select Tools > Accounts
Step 2
Click the Add button at the top-right of the Internet Accounts window. Click Add
Click Add
Step 3
Select E-mail Account and then click the Next button. Select E-mail Account and click Next
Select E-mail Account and click Next
Step 4
Enter your Display Name into the text box. This will be the name that others see when receiving your mail. Click the Next button to continue. Enter a Display name and click Next
Enter a Display name and click Next
Step 5
Enter your full 1&1 e-mail address into the text box and then click the Next button. Input your E-mail address and click Next
Input your E-mail address and click Next
Step 6
Select IMAP from the Incoming e-mail server type drop-down menu. Select IMAP from the drop-down menu
Select IMAP from the drop-down menu
Step 7
Enter the required information:
Field Data
Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server imap.1and1.com
Outgoing e-mail (SMTP) server name smtp.1and1.com
Outgoing server requires authentication Check the box

Then click the Next button to continue.

Enter the appropriate information and click Next
Enter the appropriate information and click Next
Step 8
Enter the rest of the required information
Field Data
E-mail username Your full e-mail address
Password The password for your e-mail account
Enter the appropriate information and click Next
Enter the appropriate information and click Next
Step 9
Leave the Do not download my e-mail and folders at this time checkbox unchecked to download your mail right away and then click the Finish button. Leave the box unchecked and click Finish
Leave the box unchecked and click Finish
Step 10
Follow the same steps to add any additional e-mail accounts and click the Close button when finished to go back to the Windows Mail window. Click Close
Click Close
Step 11
Setup is now complete! You should see your newly added 1&1 e-mail account on the left hand side. The setup is complete
The setup is complete
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