How Do I Configure Windows Mail?
Step 1: Enable POP settings in webmail
Note: If you have already enabled POP settings in the webmail, head down to step 2 here.
Step 2: Configure the email client
Generic settings for all clients
- Go to www.dishmail.net and login.
- If taken to the Start Page, click the Mail link in the banner. If taken to webmail directly, proceed.
- Select Settings at the top left of the screen.
- On the Settings page, select “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” at the top.
- In the “POP Download” section, select the radio button for “Enable POP for all mail”
- Click the dropdown box next to “When messages are accessed with POP” and pick either Keep, Archive, or Delete. These mean that when the email client downloads email:
- Keep keeps the downloaded email in the webmail inbox for later access.
- Archive keeps the downloaded email in webmail, but removes them from the webmail inbox. You can access archived email in webmail by selecting “All Mail” from the left selections.
- Delete removes the downloaded email from webmail. Those emails will not be available in webmail or for downloading from another client.
- Select “Save Changes”
Account Name: your full Dishmail email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Email Address: your full Dishmail email address (email@example.com)
Password: your Dishmail password
Incoming Mail (POP3) Server:
Select option to use SSL
Use port 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server:
Select option to use authentication (for the mail server, not “Secure Password Authentication”)
Select option to use TLS, STARTTLS, or SSL
Use port 587 or 465 (choose one).
- Open Windows Mail.
- On the Tools menu, select Accounts...
- On the accounts menu, select Add...
- Select Email Account, and then click Next.
- Enter your preferred name and then click Next.
- Make sure that the Email Address is your full DISHMail.net email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), then click Next.
- On the Set Up Email server screen:
- Make sure the incoming server type is POP3.
- Type in the incoming server name as pop.gmail.com.
- Type in the outgoing server name as smtp.gmail.com.
- Check the "Outgoing server requires authentication" box, and then click Next.
- Make sure that the E-mail username is your full DISHMail.net email address (email@example.com). If you would like for Windows Mail to remember your password, check the "Remember password" checkbox
and enter your password. Then, click Next.
- Check the "Do not download my e-mail at this time" checkbox and click Finish.
If Windows Mail starts automatically retrieving your mail, cancel it for now.
- Head back to the Accounts... menu, and select your email account. Click Properties.
- On the Properties window, click the Advanced tab. On this tab:
- Check both SSL security required boxes.
- On the outgoing mail, use port 587. If that does not work, use port 465.
- Under server timeouts, set the bar to its maximum point (five minutes). Click OK.