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This tutorial shows you how to set up Microsoft Windows Live Mail to work with your e-mail account with NameHOG. To Set Up Your E-mail Account follow the steps below. This tutorial is based on Windows 7 and Windows Vista but should be the same on all windows operating systems.


For the purposes of this example, where it mentions yourdomainname.com, or any data in field names which are mentioned below, use your own information. The youdomainname.com should be replaced literally with the domain name you have setup with us, eg mywebsite.co.uk or abctoys123.com etc.


1. In Microsoft Live, from the Tools menu, select Accounts


2. On the right hand side, click on the Add... button.



3. On this screen select and click on E-mail Account, then click Next



4. In the E-mail address field, enter your email address as setup in CPanel, followed by the passowrd that you assigned to that account, ensure you have not got CAPS lock on as its case sensitive. In the Display Name field, enter you full name. You now need to select the box "Manually configure server settings for e-mail account" and then click Next.



5. From the dropdown meny "My incoming mail server is a" you need to select POP3. Once you have done this, enter mail.yourdomainname.com in the Incoming server box. In the Login ID box you need to enter your email address the same as in step 4. In the outogoing server box, type mail.yourdomainname.com and then change the Port number from 25 to 26 (This is very important). Once you have done this, tick the box at the bottom "My outgoing server requires authentication", then click Next.



6. If you have followed the above steps correctly, you should now be presented with the screen below, simply click on Finish if you are happy with it.



6. You will now see the following screen, select the account by clicking once on it, then click on properties, alternatively you can double click the account.



7. You will now see the General tab which has the top field highlighed. We advise that you change the fields on this page to the ones outlones in the next step as this is what people will see when you send them an email.



8. Please ensure that you change the top field on this page and also add a Reply address in the same as the E-mail address. This is quiet important as your email might not work properly if you don't do this. Once you have changed these parts, click on the Servers tab along the top..



9. Please now check that the contents of your boxes matches these ones. Once you are satisfied, click on the Advanced tab along the top.



10. This is not critical but we advise that you make this change. At the bottom of the Advanced tab you will see that the "Leave a copy of messages on server" box is checked and also the "Remove from server when deleted from 'Deleted Items'", these boxes should really be unticked, if you leave them checked and forget to empty your deleted items, your mail account online may fill up and your email will cease to work. Once you have chosen what to do on this page, click on Apply, then on OK, this will return you to the Accounts screen which you can simply click on Close.



11. Your account is now setup and ready to use. If you have multiple accounts, please repeat steps 1 through to 10 with the other account information.


12. If you have followed this guide exactly as above and NOT checked any other extra tick boxes etc, and also set an account up within your CPanel, we guarantee your email will work 100% fine with no trouble.


Still unable to collect or configure your email?

If you're having problems collecting or configuring your email client, or you need more assistance please Contact Us but please ensure you have tried all of the above first.


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