This article has been created to assist clients when connecting their UK2 email account in Windows Live Mail.

Step 1: Open the Windows Live Mail application.

Step 2: Click on the tab titled “Accounts” located at the top of your screen and select the “Add Email” button.

accounts tab

Step 3: Insert the following information: email address, password, and display name. Click “Next”.

*Your password will be the same one that is used to log in to your UK2 email account.

add email accounts

Step 4: Under “Incoming Server Information” click on the dropdown bar to access the “Server Type” tab.

Select from POP, IMAP, or Windows Live Hotmail. Choose either POP or IMAP. If you would like more information about the difference between these options click here.

select pop imap

Step 5: Insert “” into the “Server Address” section.

  1. You will then need to enter the appropriate Port # depending on whether you have chosen POP or IMAP, and if you prefer the more secure SSL method of delivery for your mail system.
  2. For example: For the POP server type without the use of the secured option, insert Port 110.

POP3     (Incoming)

IMAP     (Incoming)

SMTP     (Outgoing)





Secure (SSL)




Step 6: Click on the dropdown bar under the “Authenticate Using” section and select one of the options.

  1. You will want to select “Clear Text”.
  2. Enter your email address in all lowercase for the username.

Step 7: Enter “” into the “Server Address” section.

  1. Enter in either Port 587 for unsecured connections or Port 465 for secure (SSL) connections.
  2. Click “Next” to complete the process.
  3. Your email address is now available through Windows Live Mail.

Microsoft also has an extensive knowledgebase section in regards to their Windows Live Mail product that may be helpful if you have questions, or our support teams are available 24/7/365.