Windows Mail (Windows Vista)

Note

WebFaction supports IMAP and POP mail protocols, but IMAP is recommended. By default, IMAP leaves messages stored on the mail server, allowing you to access your mail from different computers and devices, while POP typically does not. If you still want to configure your email client to use POP, please see Configuring Other Mail Clients for details.

To add an email address and mailbox account to Windows Mail:

  1. Start the Windows Mail application.

  2. Click Tools ‣ Accounts:

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    The Internet Accounts list appears:

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  3. Click the Add button. The account wizard appears:

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  4. Click to select E-mail Account.

  5. Click the Next button. The Your Name dialog appears:

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  6. In the Display name field, enter your name.

  7. Click the Next button. The Internet E-mail Address dialog appears.

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  8. In the E-mail address field, enter your email address.

  9. Click the Next button. The Set up e-mail servers dialog appears:

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  10. In the Incoming e-mail server type menu, click to select IMAP.

  11. In the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server field, enter mail.webfaction.com.

  12. In the Outgoing e-mail (SMTP) server name field, enter smtp.webfaction.com.

  13. Click to select Outgoing server requires authentication.

  14. Click the Next button. The Internet Mail Logon dialog appears.

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  15. In the E-mail username field, enter your mailbox name.

  16. In the Password field, enter your mailbox password.

  17. Click the Next button.

  18. Click to select Do not download my email and folders at this time.

  19. Click the Finish button.

  20. Click to select mail.webfaction.com account.

  21. Click the Properties button.

  22. Click the Advanced tab. The Advanced tab appears:

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  23. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field, enter 465.

  24. Beneath the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field, click to select This server requires a secure connection (SSL).

  25. In the Incoming mail (IMAP) field, enter 993.

  26. Beneath the Incoming mail (IMAP) field, click to select This server requires a secure connection (SSL).

  27. Click the OK button.

  28. Click the Close button.

The email address and mailbox are added to Windows Mail.

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