Windows Live Mail - IMAP Connection Configuration


Live mail is an email client for Windows that you might consider using.


  • Have an ONID Gmail account
  • Have a Windows device
  • Have Windows Live Mail installed
  • Have an internet connection


  1. Open Windows Live Mail.
  2. Click on  Add e-mail account  on the left side.
  3. Enter your  E-mail Address.  
  4. If you want Live Mail to remember your password (and not prompt you for it), check the  Remember password  box (and then enter your password). Otherwise, leave it unchecked. It might be helpful to leave it unchecked if you share this computer with other people.
  5. Enter your  name  into the  Display Name  box. This is what other people will see when they receive your mail.
  6. Check the  Manually configure server settings or additional server types  box and click  Next .
  7. Select  IMAP  from the  Account Type  drop-down list.
  8. The  Incoming server  name is
  9. Check the  This server requires a secure connection (SSL)  box.
  10. Confirm  Clear text authentication  is selected from the  Log on using  drop-down list.
  11. Confirm that your ONID username is in the  Login ID  box.
  12. The  Outgoing mail server  name is
  13. The  Outgoing mail server port is 587 .  or 465 )
  14. Check the  This server requires a secure connection (SSL)  and  My outgoing server requires authenticationcheck.
  15. Click  Next.
  16. Click  Finish.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


Article ID: 45967
Tue 1/9/18 8:46 AM
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