yahoo mail and g mail in windows live mail desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by ingwahang, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. ingwahang

    ingwahang Guest

    i tried adding my yahoo mail and gmail accounts into windows live mail. but
    sadly they don't work. am i missing something because i had added them
    follwing the procedures as stated. or they don't work?
    ingwahang, Jan 25, 2008
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  2. Well I don't use yahoo but my gmail account works fine for both sending and
    receiving, so I'd say re-check your settings.

    LAB Enterprises, Jan 25, 2008
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  3. ingwahang

    Peter.R Guest

    If by 'procedures' you mean WLMail's automatic configuration, then the
    yahoo configuration should work, but the gmail configuration gives port 25
    for the outgoing server when it should be port 465 with SSL enabled
    (Tools->Accounts...->Properties [button]->Advanced [tab]. See for the
    standard settings. Make sure 'My server requires authentication' is also
    checked (Tools->Accounts...->Properties [button]->Servers [tab].
    (Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
    "There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
    your philosophy." - Shakespeare
    Peter.R, Jan 25, 2008
  4. ingwahang

    N. Miller Guest

    Both Yahoo! and Gmail work fine in my copy of Windows Live Mail.

    Yahoo! Mail server access requires either a paid Yahoo! Mail Plus account
    (comes with my ISP), or one of the nation CC TLD Yahoo! accounts
    ('', '', '', '', etc.). In my
    caes, my '' account can use Yahoo! Mail POP3/SMTP servers, and I
    also have a '' and a '' account.

    Gmail server access requires configuration at the Gmail site to prepare the
    account for use with mail clients. After that has been done, you have to
    configure the outgoing server using port 465 with SSL (Windows Live Mail
    fails when trying to use port 587 with STARTTLS; a bug carried over from MS
    Outlook Express where STARTTLS only works with port 25; but Gmail doesn't
    use port 25 for outgoing email). Incoming should be either port 995 with SSL
    (for POP3 access), or port 993 with SSL (for IMAP access).
    N. Miller, Jan 25, 2008
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