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Introduction

To configure your Windows Live Mail 2011 to work with Comcast email, follow the steps below.

How to Configure Windows Live Mail 2011

  1. Open Windows Live Mail.
  2. Click the Accounts menu, and select the +Email button.
    The +Email button is displayed on the screen grab.

  3. Enter your email address into the Email Address field, your password into the Password field, and your name in the Display name for your sent messages field.
  4. Click the check-box for Manually configure server settings.
    In the screen grab, the Manually Configure server settings option is marked with a checkbox.
     
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Server Type drop-down box, select IMAP.
  7. In the Server address field under Incoming server information, enter imap.comcast.net.
  8. Click the check-box for Requires a secure connection (SSL) underneath the Server address field. This will automatically change the Port field to 993.
  9. In the Server address field under Outgoing server information, enter smtp.comcast.net.
  10. Click the check-boxes for both Requires a secure connection (SSL) and Requires authentication underneath the Server address field.
  11. Enter 587 into the Port field under Outgoing server information.
    On the Configure server settings screen, 587 has been entered into the Port field in the Outgoing server information section
     
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Finish.

Congratulations! You're done configuring your Windows Live Mail client to send and receive Comcast email.

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http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/internet/connect-on-windows/