Windows Live Mail Setup

Windows Live Mail Setup


  • There are two ways to receive your email within a mail client, IMAP and POP. IMAP is the process of allowing the client to access the email, where the email will be saved on the internet and accessible in many locations. When mail is then deleted, it is then deleted off of the internet as well. POP, on the other hand, saves the email on your computer. This makes it so that you will only be able to access the emails on that one specific computer, and you will not be able to access them if you need to use another computer or your computer requires service. The Help Desk recommends using the IMAP setting to make sure that you are able to access it in different environments and locations.

 

  • 1) Make sure that you have synchronized your password by going to https://netid.oakland.edu/gmailsync/. Unlock your captcha by going to https://www.google.com/accounts/UnlockCaptcha. Your username is everything you see before the "@oakland.edu". Make sure that IMAP or POP is enabled in your webmail settings under the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

  • 2) Open Windows Live Mail and select “Add email address”. Enter your full email including the "@oakland.edu". Enter your password. Enter your name as the display name. Check the “Manually configure server settings for e-mail account” box. Select "Next".

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  • For IMAP Setup:
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  • 3) Select “IMAP” from the drop down menu "Server type". Enter your full email address including the "@oakland.edu" under "Logon user name". Verify that the rest of the settings match those below. Click “Next” then “Finish”.

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  • For POP Setup:
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  • 3) Select “POP” from the drop down menu "Server type". Enter your full email address including the "@oakland.edu" under "Logon user name". Verify that the rest of the settings match those below. Click "Next" then "Finish.
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    Window 8 - Live Mail App