Setting up your Windows 10 mail account

Windows 10 mail is the included mail client released with the new operating system from Microsoft. This brief guide provides a tutorial on how to set up your email account in Mail for your account hosted by TST.

If you have an email account with TST hosting you already know you can check your email through our WebMail. And you may know you can set up your computer to download emails using IMAP or POP.

With practically everyone taking advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10, it’s only natural that people are also taking advantage of Windows Mail, the built-in email application that lets you download emails from multiple accounts onto your computer.

Along with letting you choose a background image just for the app and putting new messages in your Action Centre, you can set up your TST email accounts in your Mail by entering in just a few details.

Setting up Windows 10 Mail account

Using the new ‘Start’ menu, click the ‘Mail’ icon, and it will load up.windows10 mail

 

 

 

When you open it up for the first time, you can click the ‘Get Started’ button and it’ll take you straight to ‘Add Account’. If you’re already added another email address, you’ll need to go there.windows10 mail - accounts

 

 

 

 

 

To get to the ‘Add Account’ screen:

  1. Click the Cog icon on the bottom right of the application
  2. Select ‘Switch to Settings’
  3. Click ‘Accounts’
  4. Click ‘Add Account’

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Once you’re in the ‘Add Account’ screen, you’ll need to get to the ‘Advanced Setup’ to properly set up your email. Currently, Mail tries to automatically connect to your email account using an SSL connection, which you can’t do with your email account. But if you set it to use a standard connection, everything runs perfectly.

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To set up your email account:

  1. Click the ‘Advanced Setup’ button
  2. Click ‘Internet Email’

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  1. Enter in the following details, using your email account details:

Account name: [Your email address]
Your name: [The name you want to use]
Incoming email server: mail.[Your domain name]
Account type: IMAP4
Username: [Your email address]
Password: [Your email password]
Outgoing (SMTP) email server: mail.[Your domain name]

  1. Then ensure that the following two checkboxes are checked:

Outgoing server requires authentication – checked
Use the same username and password for sending email – checked

  1. And that these two checkboxes are unchecked:

Require SSL for incoming email – unchecked
Require SSL for outgoing email – unchecked

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6.  Click ‘Sign-in’ and your email will be all ready to use!

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