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Windows Live Mail - Set up email (IMAP)

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.
  • You need a Bell Aliant email address and password. If you do not know your email address or password, please contact us.

Follow these easy steps

  1. Launch the Windows Live Mail program.
  2. You will be required to enter the following information to Add an Email Account:
    • Note: If the account wizard doesn’t open, click Email on the Accounts  tab)  
    • Email Address: Your Bell Aliant email address.
    • Password: Your Bell Aliant email password.
    • To save your email password, click Remember this password
    • Display Name: Name you want to display on your outgoing emails. i.e. John Smith
  3. Place a check mark in the box beside Manually configure server settings for email account.
  4. Click Next.   

    enter the following information

  5. Enter the Configure server settings:
    • The incoming email server type should be set as IMAP
    • Incoming Server: Enter 143 for port number.
    • Login ID: Your email address.
    • Outgoing Server: Enter 2225 for port number.
  6. Place checkmark on My outgoing server requires authentication.
  7. Click Next

    enter the following information

  8. Click Finish

Click finish

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