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Setting Up an Email Account in Windows Mail for Windows 10


Learn how to set up your Cox Email in Windows 10 using the Windows Mail app.

Note: Cox does not support all email clients.The following is for reference only. For more help using Windows 10, visit Microsoft Support.


From the Start menu, select the Mail app.

Note: If you are adding an email account to the app for the first time, a Welcome page displays. Click Get Started and then Add Account. Proceed to Step 3.


Complete the following steps.

  1. Click the Settings settings icon icon.
  2. Click Manage Accounts.
  3. Click Add Account.

Click Other account.


Complete the following steps.

  1. In the Email address field, enter your full Cox Email address, such as yourname@cox.net.
  2. In the User name field, enter your Cox User ID, without @cox.net.
  3. In the Password field, enter your Cox Password.
  4. In the Account name field, enter a display name for your email account.
  5. In the Your name field, enter the name to display when sending messages.
  6. In the Incoming email server field, enter the Cox IMAP server setting. See Email Server Names for details.
  7. In the Account type field, select IMAP4 to match the incoming email server name.
  8. In the Outgoing (SMTP) email server field, enter the Cox SMTP server setting. See Email Server Names for details.
  9. Check the box next to the following options.
    • Outgoing server requires authentication
    • Use the same user name and password for sending email
    • Require SSL for incoming email
    • Require SSL for outgoing email

Click Sign-in.


Click Done.

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