Using SMTP AUTH in Windows Vista Mail

SMTP AUTH is a more secure method and makes tracking exploits and other issues easier. Unlike POP before SMTP, SMTP AUTH requires your email client to authenticate directly with your mail server.

This tutorial shows you how to setup SMTP Authentication on Window’s Vista mail system.. In providing Linux server support, email issues are the most common issue we see. Using SMTP AUTH can also prevent some issues where proxies or other email filtering systems prevent alternative email authentication methods from working properly.

Here is a tutorial on how to setup SMTP AUTH in Windows Vista Mail.


Transcript for Setting up SMTP AUTH

How to set up an email account in Windows Vista Mail. This tutorial assumes you have already created your new email account in your web hosting account, typically through your hosting control panel. Now let’s learn how to set up that new email account in Windows Vista Mail, so you will be able to send and received e-mails to and from that new e-mail account.

Start by clicking the Tools link here, and then click Accounts, Click Add, Ensure the Email Account option is selected, then click Next, enter the Name as you would like it to appear in the From field of outgoing emails, then click Next, Enter your new email address here, click Next, now enter your Incoming and Outgoing server settings in these boxes. Click next, enter your email address as your username here, then enter your email password here.

Click next, if you do not wish to check your email at this time, check this box, Click Finish. One more step before we are finished, click Properties, then click the Servers tab, select the Outgoing server requires authentication check box. Outgoing server authentication means that Windows Mail will login to your mail server even when sending emails not just receiving, ensuring that you are the only one that can send emails from your account. Click okay when finished.

That’s it. We’ve successfully setup an email account and can now start sending and receiving emails to and from that account, from Windows Mail, Click Close. This is the end of the tutorial you now know how to setup and email account in Windows Mail. Remember that you also have to create that email address in your hosting account before it will work. Thank you for watching our tutorial. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions.

Help Setting up Window’s Vista Mail

If you cannot get this to work, please confirm your password is correct or even reset your password. Even with SMTP AUTH, some ISPs may block port 25 resulting in you being unable to send email.