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Windows 7: Default mail client question....


21 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Default mail client question....

whats the easiest way to setup up a email client? i went to control panel/default programs, but i coulnt figure it out, i would like to you my comcast email account, how do i set it up?


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21 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slick8 View Post
whats the easiest way to setup up a email client? i went to control panel/default programs, but i coulnt figure it out, i would like to you my comcast email account, how do i set it up?
1. You don't set up an e-mail client. You choose one to install.
Windows 7 does not have a built-in e-mail client.
So, which e-mail client have you chosen ?
Such as Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook ....etc.

2. Comcast is an ISP ( internet service provider ).
Is comcast the one who connected you to the internet ?
If yes, you need the following from comcast :

E-mail address
Password
Username
Incoming server name ..... it should be .... mail.comcast.net
Outgoing server name ..... it should be .... smtp.comcast.net

so, tell us ...
1. which is your e-mail client
2. confirm to us that you are using comcast as your ISP,
then I can show you how to setup an e-mail account.
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21 Jul 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

it would like to use my comcast email?
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21 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slick8 View Post
it would like to use my comcast email?
Sorry, you have not answered my questions listed.
Cannot help you if you are not specific.
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21 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Your best bet is to download and install Windows Live Mail then create a free Live Mail e-mail account.

When you've done that you can create your Comcast e-mail account from within Windows Live Mail.

You can find your Comcast mail settings here: http://customer.comcast.com/Pages/FA...ookieSupport=1
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21 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slick8 View Post
it would like to use my comcast email?
Since you won't disclose which e-mail cliebt you are using, there is little left for me to help you. Except this.....
If you are going to use Windows Live Mail, here is the download link :
Windows Live Mail 2011

Here is the correct settings to configure Comcast to Windows Live Mail :

Incoming server name : mail.comcast.net
Checkmark at " This server requires a secure connection (SSL) "
Port # is 995 NOT 110

Outgoing server name : smtp.comcast.net
Checkmark at " My server requires authentication "
Checkmark at " This server requires a secure connection (SSL) "
Port # is 587 NOT 25

If you are not using Windows Live Mail, then tell us which one.
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