Add More Email Accounts to Windows Live Mail

Consolidate your email accounts to one application

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Windows Live Mail has been discontinued by Microsoft. However, some people may still use it, so these instructions are preserved to help them add additional email accounts. Instructions for the Windows Mail app are included.

This guide will show you how to add additional email accounts to Windows Live Mail so that you can access all of your emails in one place.

As with most applications, there are some limitations to the types of servers and email providers that are supported.

Windows Live Mail can support most webmail providers including Outlook.com, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail. 

How to Add Email Accounts to Windows Live Mail

In the following steps, we will show you how to add email accounts to Windows Live Mail. 

  1. Select the blue Windows Live Mail button located on the top-left corner of the application window.

  2. When the menu appears, select Options and then choose Email accounts.

  3. When the Accounts dialog box appears, select the Add button.

  4. Select Email Account as the type of account you wish to add to Windows Live Mail. 

  5. Enter your email account and login credentials along with the option to set your Display name. Make sure Remember this password is selected if the computer is not shared. If you have multiple users on the same account you can uncheck this option or create multiple Windows user accounts and not have to worry about your privacy.

  6. If you have more than one account and would like to make the account you are adding the default account, select the Make this my default email account checkbox.

Manual Server Settings

If you are using an email provider that is not automatically configured with Windows Live Mail, or if you host your own email server, you may need to manually configure the email server settings.

To do this, select Manually configure server settings and click Next. Add the information needed to connect to the email servers. Once you enter those settings, Windows Live should be able to fetch the emails without a problem.

When you have added the account and saved the settings you will be able to access all of your email accounts in one place. You will notice that Windows Live Mail will have a section for each email account added. Enjoy the comfort of reading all of your emails in one place.

Add an Account to Windows Mail

If you are using Windows 10, you have access to the Windows Mail app. In addition, if you use your Microsoft account to sign in to your computer, that email address is already set up in the Mail app.

Accessing the Mail app and adding additional email accounts to it is simple.

  1. Type "mail" into the search box in the lower-right corner of the taskbar and select Mail App in the search results. The Windows Mail app will open.

    Screenshot of Mail App in Windows 10 search results
  2. A Welcome page will appear if this is the first time you have used the Mail app. If so, select Add Account and skip to step 4. If you have used the app before, select Settings in the lower-right corner of the Mail window and choose Manage Accounts.

    Screenshot of Manage Accounts in Windows Mail settings
  3. Select Add Account.

    Screenshot of Add Account in Windows Mail Manage Accounts
  4. The Add an Account window will open. Choose the type of email account you want to add, such as Outlook, Google, or Yahoo.

    Screenshot of Add an Account window in Windows Mail
  5. Enter the sign-in information for the account you want to add and select Next.

    Screenshot of Sign In in Windows Mail Add Account setup
  6. Windows Mail will verify your account information. A confirmation screen will notify you when the setup is complete.

    Screenshot of account setup confirmation in Windows Mail