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Configuring Windows Mail to use secure email settings

Please note: Windows Mail is not supported by the ISD Service Desk . Full support can be given to Thunderbird and Outlook users only.

Note: The illustrations in these sections show an IMAP account, but the instructions are the same for POP users also.


  • Go to Tools > Accounts
  • Select your IMAP or POP account and click Properties.
Windows Mail accounts_box
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Under Incoming mail put a tick in the box next to This server requires a secure connection (SSL).

- If you are an IMAP user, the Incoming server port number will change to 993.

- If you use POP, the port number will change to 995.

- How can I find out if I am using POP or IMAP?

Windows Mail advancedtab_secureincoming
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Click OK to the properties box.
  • Click Close to the Accounts box.

You will be prompted to re-enter your userid and password.

You are now set up to read email securely.