Windows 8 Mail
Follow the instructions below to set up the Windows 8 “Mail” program to send and receive email for a mailbox that you’ve created.
1. Start Mail
Start the Windows 8 Mail program by clicking the “Mail” tile on the Start screen:
2. Choose the “Settings” charm
View the charms by pressing Windows key + C or moving the mouse to the top-right corner of the screen, then click Settings:
3. Click “Add an account”
If you are running Windows 8.1 and the “Settings” panel appears, click Accounts.
When the “Accounts” panel appears, click Add an account:
4. Add an “Other Account”
When the “Add an account” panel appears, click Other Account:
5. Enter your email address and password
If you are first asked “What kind of account is this”, choose IMAP and click Connect.
Enter your full email address and password:
Then click Connect.
5. Enter additional mail settings
A new screen will ask for additional details.
Everything should already be correctly filled in except the “Username”, “Incoming (IMAP) email server” and “Outgoing (SMTP) email server”. For these, type:
|Username:||your email address|
|Incoming (IMAP) email server:||mail.tigertech.net|
|Outgoing (SMTP) email server:||mail.tigertech.net|
The screen should look like this:
Then click Connect again.
Mail should successfully connect to your mailbox.
Note that Windows 8 Mail only supports the IMAP protocol, not POP.
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