Microsoft Windows Live Mail 2009 - Alternate Port - Setup Guide

Important Points

  • First you need to make sure the email address(es) you will be sending from have been authorised for your account in our Control Panel .
  • These instructions assume your email account has already been setup and is collecting email correctly.
  • Take a note of any settings you change.
  • Only change the items specified - you should not need to change either your email address, POP3 server, POP3 username / password.
  • We have instructions for both default SMTP port and alternate SMTP port configurations -alternate port is generally used if your ISP blocks the normal port 25 SMTP access (as many do these days!).

Step One

  • Load Windows Live Mail 2009
  • From the main screen right-click on your email account in the left-hand column and choose properties.
Windows Live Mail 2009 - Step 1 - Right click on your account in left hand column and select Properties

Step Two

  • Select the 'Servers' tab
  • Change the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' server to the one in the email sent to you when your account was setup
  • Tick 'My server requires authentication' and then click the'Settings...' button
Windows Live Mail 2009 - Step 2 - Enter AuthSMTP outgoing mail server, tick My Server Requires Authentication and then click Settings

Step Three

  • Enter the AuthSMTP username and password that was detailed in your confirmation email
  • Tick 'Remember Password'
  • Click 'Ok'
Windows Live Mail 2009 - Step 3 - Enter your AuthSMTP username and password, tick remember password and then click OK

Step Four

  • Go to the 'Advanced' tab
  • Change the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' port number from '25' to '2525'
  • Click 'OK'
Windows Live Mail 2009 - Step 4 - Go to the Advanced tab and change the Outgoing Mail SMTP Port to 2525 then click OK to complete the setup of the authenticated mail relay service

Step Five

  • You should now be back to the main Windows Live Mail 2009 screen
  • Close Windows Live Mail 2009 and then reload
  • Check you are online then test to ensure you can send mail correctly
  • All done!