Few days back I had told you how to Use GMail to send mails from other Email IDs. Today we will take a look at how to get your GMail into Windows Live Mail.

Note: This is for Windows Live Mail and not Windows Mail which replaced Outlook Express and is included in Vista.

For checking a GMail account with different clients you do need to make sure your GMail has POP enabled. Go into your GMail \ Settings \ Forwarding and POP/IMAP and enable POP to for all mail which will transfer the entire inbox or just the mail you get from this point forward. Also you can choose weather or not to keep a copy on Google’s servers.


The first thing you will want to do is log in to your Live account if you haven’t already and click on “Add an e-mail account”.


Next enter in the account information for the email address, password and Display Name you want include and click on Next.


You then get a message advising you to follow instructions on setting up POP in GMail.  Just ignore that because we already set it up at the beginning of this article. You may want to check this account as your default however.

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