Gmail and Windows Live Together

It’s the age of integration and convenience and now, you can easily use any e-mail program while still being able to check most of your Web based accounts. POP e-mail accounts, such as Hotmail and Gmail can be accessed with any client. And today, I’m going to show you how you can get your Gmail into Windows Live Mail. Let’s go!

Simply follow the steps below to start using your Gmail and Windows Live accounts together!

Step 1: When checking your Gmail account with a different client, you need to ensure that your Gmail is POP enabled. To do that, simply log in to your Gmail account. Then go to Settings, Forwarding and POP/IMAP and then set the POP option to “For All Mail.” With that simple alteration, Gmail will transfer your entire Inbox or just the mail you get from that point forward. You also have the option of either keeping a copy on Google’s server or going without a backup.

Step 2: Next, log in to your Windows Live account, go to Settings/Accounts and then click on “Add an e-mail account.” That’s similar to what is shown below for Gmail:

Step 3: Enter the account information for your e-mail address, password and display name. When you’re done, click on Next.

Step 4: Checkmark that account as your default if you wish. Also, go ahead and ignore the message that pops up after Step 3. It advises you to follow instructions on setting up POP in Gmail, but you already did that, so you don’t need to do it again.

Step 5: Start receiving messages from your Gmail account.

That’s it. Here’s to a better e-mail experience!

~ Zahid H. Javali