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Windows Live Mail - Set up for the first time

If you'd like to send and receive Bell Aliant email using the Windows Live Mail email program, we can help you set it up. You simply need to add our email settings into your email program.

For quick reference, use the following checklist to configure Windows Mail for the first time. For more guidance, follow the detailed step-by-step instructions. 

What you need before you start

  • An installed copy of Windows Live Mail.
  • Your Bell Aliant email address and password.
  • In order to setup your email program on your computer or mobile device, you will need the following email settings.

    Note: If you are have your own custom domain, you will need to use different settings for your custom domain (usually or

    Incoming mail settings:

     Port:  110
     Authentication:  Username and password


     Port:  143
     Authentication:  Username (full email address) and password

    Outgoing mail settings:


    Note: Effective July 29th, Bell Aliant has enabled SMTP Authentication to allow for your mobile devices to send email regardless of where you are located without the need to change your settings each time you travel.

     Port:  2225
     Authentication  Username and password


  • Launch Windows Live Mail
  • Enter your name, email address and personal information
  • Enter the mail server information
  • Finish setup

Follow these easy steps

  1. Launch the Windows Live Mail program. You will be required to enter the following information to Add an Email Account:
  2. Email Address: Enter your Bell Aliant email address.
  3. Password: Enter your Bell Aliant email password.
  4. Place a check mark in the box beside Remember password if you want Windows Live Mail to save your password.
  5. Display Name: Enter the name you want to display on emails. For example, your first and last name.
  6. Place a check mark in the box beside Manually configure server settings for email account.
  7. Click Next.   

    enter the following information

  8. You will be required to enter the following information:
  9. The incoming email server type should be set as POP3
  10. Incoming Server:  Use the default port number (110).
  11. Login ID: Enter your email address.
  12. Outgoing Server: Enter 2225 for port number.
  13. Place checkmark on My outgoing server requires authentication.
  14. Click Next

    enter the following information

  15. Click Finish

Click finish

You have successfully configured Windows Live Mail for the first time!