Directions For Getting Started With Windows Live Mail In Windows 7

If you are using Windows 7 in your PC, you wouldn’t have Outlook Express in it but Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail is the upgraded version of Outlook Express. It is integrated with Windows 7 operating systems. Unlike Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live mail is a free email client application. You can configure your preferred webmail account in it and start using it for sending and receiving emails.

How to install Windows Live Mail in Windows 7?

Although Windows Live Mail is integrated with Windows 7, it may happen that you don’t have it in your PC. You may have accidently uninstalled it from your PC. According to Outlook Express help centre, all versions of Outlook Express, including the latest Windows Live Mail, can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft website. If you have accidently uninstalled Windows Live Mail from your Windows 7 PC, don’t worry. Visit Microsoft website, locate the program in the download centre and click on the link to start downloading the setup file. When prompted, select the Save File button. Once the file is downloaded, close the website and navigate to the Downloads folder in your PC. Look for the file named wlsetup.exe. Double-click the file to begin the installation. Follow the on-screen prompts carefully and complete the installation.

How to the set up email account in Windows Live Mail?

After you have successfully installed Windows Live Mail in your PC, set up your email account in it. You can set up any of your POP3 or IMAP accounts in Windows Live Mail, for instance, Gmail or Yahoo Mail. In order to set up your Yahoo mail in Windows Live Mail, you may have to upgrade your Yahoo mail account to Yahoo Mail Plus.

  • Launch Windows Live Mail. For this, go to the Start button and select All Programs from the resulting menu. Choose Windows Live from the All Programs list followed by Windows Live Mail. When the application is launched, you will be prompted to set up your email account in it. 
  • Fill in each section in the email setup process with appropriate information. You need to provide your account details, server details and login details.
The above demonstration should have helped you get started with Windows Live Mail in your Windows 7 PC. Microsoft offers free Outlook Express help/ Windows Live help to assist customers who are facing problems with your Outlook Express/Windows Live Mail applications. If you come across any problems, feel free to make use of this service.
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