Windows Mail Protocol settings for MSN "paid" accounts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Taekwondo, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Taekwondo

    Taekwondo Guest

    I have used MSN as my ISP provider for years and have always needed and used
    Outlook Express. I am really bent that I am having so much problem setting up
    my wifes new computer with Vista, using Windows Mail. No where can I find the
    proper protocol settings for the pop3 and smtp if you use MSN as your
    provider. I cannot send or receive nor have any of the suggestions or
    problems in this discussion forum been of any value. Just show me where to go
    to set up Windows Mail when you have Microsoft as your provider and, DO NOT
    TELL ME TO JUST TRY WINDOWS LIVE AS AN ALTERNATIVE! It appears that using
    Yahoo or Gmail is much easier to settup.
     
    Taekwondo, Mar 31, 2008
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  2. Taekwondo

    BobF. Guest

    Please use Windows Live Mail as an alternative.
     
    BobF., Mar 31, 2008
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  3. Taekwondo

    Guest Guest

    If your MSN connection under Outlook express uses the HTTP protocol,
    you cannot just transfer this account to Windows Mail and expect it to
    work.

    Outlook Express won't run under Vista.

    Make sure you are considering the Windows Live Mail program, not
    some other program in the Windows Live family.

    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

    It can take over any accounts Windows Mail can use, in addition to
    adding the ability to use many types of HTTP protocol accounts,
    such as Hotmail.

    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
     
    Guest, Mar 31, 2008
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  4. Why not copy the settings from your old Outlook Express?
    The same settings should work in Windows Mail.
    I'm assuming you have a premium MSN account with POP access.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 31, 2008
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