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Setting Up an Email Account in Windows

Last Updated: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn to set up an email account in Windows 8, 7, and Vista using Windows Mail or Outlook 2007 to 2010.

Solution

Want to access your Cox.net email account? Learn how using Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Mail.
 

Cox does not support all email clients.The following is for reference only. For more help using Windows Mail or Outlook, visit Microsoft support
 

How do I set up an Outlook account? 

Learn how to set up your Outlook account.

1
Click Start, then click Microsoft Outlook to open Outlook.
2
  • In Outlook 2007, click Tools, then Account Settings.
  • In Outlook 2010, click File, then Info, then Add Account.

    Note: If Outlook 2010 fails to automatically configure your email account, continue to step 3. Refer to the Microsoft support link at the beginning of this article for more information.
3

Use the following steps for Windows 7.

  1. Click manually configure server settings or additional server types.
  2. Click Next and choose Internet Mail.
  3. In the fields provided, enter your name and your full email address, such as yourname@cox.net.
  4. Under server information choose IMAP or  POP3 from the drop-down menu.
  5. Next to Incoming server enter one of the following.
    • IMAP - imap.cox.net
    • POP - pop.cox.net
  6. Next to Outgoing server, enter smtp.cox.net for Cox.net email.
  7. Enter your username and password.
4

Use the following steps for Windows 7.

  1. Click More Settings.
  2. Enter the Incoming Server and Outgoing Server settings.

    Note: See Email Server Names for details.
     
  3. Click OK.
5

In Windows 7, click Finish.

How do I set up Vista Mail? 

Learn how to set up your Vista Mail account.

1
  1. Click Start, then All Programs, then Windows Mail.
  2. Click Tools, then Accounts.
2
  1. Click Add.
  2. Click Email Account, then click Next.
3
Enter a Display Name if desired, then click Next.
4
Enter your full Email Address, such as yourname@cox.net, then click Next.
5
  1. Under Incoming email server type, choose IMAP or POP3 from the drop-down menu.
  2. Under incoming mail server, enter one of the following.
    • IMAP - imap.cox.net
    • POP - pop.cox.net
  3. Enter the Incoming Server and Outgoing Server settings.

    Note: See Email Server Names for details.
     
  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter your email Username and Password, then click Next.
  6. Click Finish.

    Note: You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

How do I set up a Live Mail account? 

Learn to set up your Live Mail account.

1

Once you have downloaded Live Mail, use the following steps.

  1. Open Live Mail.
  2. From the File menu, choose Options, then choose Email Account
  3. Click Add.
  4. Click Next.
2
  1. Enter your full Email address, such as yourname@cox.net, and your Password. Add a Display name for sent messages if desired.
  2. Check Manually configure server settings.
  3. Click Next.
3
  1. Under Incoming server information, choose IMAP or POP from the drop-down menu.
  2. Under Server address, enter the Incoming Server settings.

    Note: See Email Server Names for details.
4
  1. Under Outgoing server information, enter SMTP.
  2. Enter the Outgoing Server settings.

    Note: See Email Server Names for details.
5
Click Next, then click Finish.

How do I set up an account in Windows 8 using the Windows Mail app? 

Learn to set up your Windows Mail app.

1

After opening the Windows Mail app, complete the following steps.

  1. Click Settings, then Account.
  2. Click Add Account.
  3. Click Other Account.
  4. Click IMAP, then Connect.
2

Complete the following steps.

  1. Enter your full Cox.net email address (username@cox.net) and password.
  2. Click Show more details.
  3. Enter your username, without @cox.net.
3

Enter the following email settings.

  1. Enter the Incoming Server and Outgoing Server settings.

    Note: See Email Server Names for details.
     
  2. Click the box next to use the same username and password to send and receive email.
4
Click Finish.

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