Windows Live Mail 2011: How To Setup and Use Gmail Account

   Posted October 11, 2010 by Lê Hoàng in Windows

Microsoft has just released the newest version of Windows Live Mail. This tutorial will describe how to setup and use your Gmail account using Windows Live Mail 2011.

Most email clients will automatically configure a gmail account for you. Windows Live Mail will happily use gmail. Here is how to do it:

1. Launch Windows live mail.

2. Switch to Accounts tab and choose Email.

3. Fill in your email account information, set your display name and then hit Next.

4. Windows live mail will notice you if your account was added successfully. After that, hit Finish.

5. Wait for the program to download lists of folder available. This depends on your internet connection.

6. Your Gmail account is ready.


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  • Dogpaws1900

    I updated my my windows mail to the new version. Before I updated my email was working fine. Once I updated my account would not send and then it would not receive email. I keep getting this error message:
    “Your IMAP command could not be sent to the server, due to non-network errors. This could, for example, indicate a lack of memory on your system.”
    I am not to sure what to do from here. Any suggestions?

    • Anonymous

      Unchecking the box the said log on using secure password authentication and it will solve the problem 🙂

      Hope this help 😉

      • Lmbelzosu

        NOPE!!! That didn’t do it for me!!!

    • Lmbelzosu

      I have exactly the same problem! Everything worked fine before the windows mail 2011 update! Another reason to HATE WINDOWS!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Hi Lmbelzosu 🙂

        Can you describe the steps you tried?

        It worked for me.

        Here’s my steps:

        1. Switch to Accounts tab
        2. Click Properties.
        3. Switch to Servers tab in the new window
        4. Choose Log on using clear text authentication.

        The reason for this problem is that Gmail doesnt’ use secure password authentication 🙂

  • Jjb82177

    why cant i configure it to not delete off server

    • Josh

      did you ever find an answer to this? I want to just do the normal gmail archive, but it seems to send everything to the trash.

  • Koen Biemond

    It works! Thanx 😉

  • Yaseerjimcarrey

    Awesome… it worked for my customer…

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  • Jeff

    I am unable to set up my gmail account in windows live 2011…I use a company domain which is through gmail. How should i be setting this up?