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Windows Mail - Set up for the first time

If you'd like to send and receive Bell Aliant email using the Windows 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 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 Mail
  • Enter your name, click Next
  • Enter your email address, click Next
  • Enter the mail server information
  • Enter your email username and password
  • Click Finish
  • Remember credentials

Follow these easy steps

  1. Launch the Windows Live Mail program.
  2. Enter your name.
  3. Click Next.

    Enter your name, click Next

  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Click Next.

    Enter your email address, click Next

  6. You will be required to enter the following Set up Email Servers information:
  7. The incoming e-mail server type:' should be set as POP3.
  8. Incoming Server: Use port number 110.
  9. Outgoing Server: Use port number 2225.
  10. Outgoing server requires authentication should be checked.
  11. Click Next.

    mail server information

  12. You will be required to enter the following Internet Mail Logon information:
  13. Email username: Enter your Bell Aliant email address.
  14. Password: Enter your Bell Aliant email password.
  15. Select Remember password if you want Windows Mail to save your password.
  16. Click Next

    Enter your email address and username

  17. Click Finish.

    Click Finish

  18. If you are connected to the internet the following screen should appear.
  19. Enter your User name (your email address).
  20. Enter your password.
  21. Select Remember my credentials.
  22. Click OK.  

    Remember credentials

You have successfully Configured Windows Mail for the first time!