Configure Windows Live Mail with Gmail Account

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This article is about configuring Windows live mail with gmail account.


This article is all about steps on how to integrate the gmail account with the WINDOWS Live mail desktop application. Windows live mail has options to integrate any mail account with it, we go over steps to integrate gmail account has it provides both IMAP and POP3 configurations.


Step 1: Go to Programs à Windows Live Mail it will open a windows as shown below

Step 2: Go to File à Option à Email Accounts as shown below it will open a dialog box where we have option to Add or Delete the email account

Step 3: Click on ADD, it will open a window on that select EMAIL then it will open the dialog as shown below. Give your gmail credentials like Username, Pass word, and Display name. Display Name will not affect the gmail account user name. Before you does this step go to your gmail account Click the Settings link in Gmail, and the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab: choose Enable IMAP, and click the Save Changes button

Step 4: Click on Next button. It will open a window for configuring with the server for incoming and outgoing mails as shown in the below screen. Just copy all the information’s as shown in the below screen since this is unique across any gmail account.

Step 5: Clicking on Next button will finish the configuration and you can see the account added


Hope this will be helpful for you.... Similar ways you can configure any account with windows live mail

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