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Windows Mail Email Setup

The following tutorial is for setting up an email account. Southwest Link ( and Fraser Hill ( customers have slightly different settings from, but we will note these differences as we go through the tutorial.

1: Click on "START", go to All Programs, and open Windows Mail.

2: In Windows Mail, select Tools / Accounts.

3: Click the Add button.

4: Click the Next button.

5: Enter your first and last name. This is the name that will appear in the From field of messages you send.

6: Click the Next button.

7: Enter your entire email address (e.g.,

8: Click the Next button.

9: In the following screen for Incoming e-mail server type ensure that POP3 is selected. For both "Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server" and "Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) — Enter the secure server name:

Check the Outgoing server requires authentication box.

10: Click the Next button.

11: Enter your entire email address (e.g.,

12: Enter the password for your email account.

13: Click the Next button.

14: In the Congratulations window go ahead and click the Finish button. For customers proceed to the next step. For and customers you should now be able to send and receive email so click the OK button and Close.

15: For customers the account you just created will be selected. Click the Properties button.

16: Click the Advanced tab.

17: In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field, change the server outgoing port from its default 25 to 26.

18: Click OK and Close.