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How to Add EarthLink Email account to Outlook
How to Add EarthLink Email account to Outlook
  • Article ID: 189643
  • Last modified date: January 21, 2013 13:01
  • Email Issue: Windows 8
Summary

The Windows 8 Operating System comes with an Email application that does not support POP3 email accounts.  As EarthLink and most major ISPs use POP3 for email, you will need to follow certain steps to work around this issue if you want to use this application to check your EarthLink email.  To avoid this process, EarthLink recommends you use Microsoft’s full featured Windows Live Mail Essentials client to check your email.  For more information on installing and using Windows Live Mail Essentials, see http://support.earthlink.net/articles/email/downloading-and-installing-live-mail-using-windows-essentials-on-windows-8.php

If you wish to use the included Email application, you will need to add your EarthLink email account to an Outlook.com account. Outlook.com is a free email service provided by Microsoft designed to allow you access to your email on different computers. To access outlook.com you must have an active Microsoft Account.

How to Add EarthLink Email account to Outlook.com
1

Open Internet Explorer and type http://Outlook.com.

 

2

Enter your microsoft account username and password and click Sign In. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, create one.

 

3

Once logged in select More mail settings from the settings menu in the upper right corner of the screen.

 

4

An options screen appears. Click Sending / receiving email from other accounts under Managing Your Account.

 

5

Another screen appears. Click Add an email account.

 

6

Enter your EarthLink email address and password and click Advance Options.

 

7

A screen with boxes for your email address and password will appear. Configure your email settings by entering your POP server name, unchecking SSL and choosing Port 587 and adding in your full email address and password below. Click Next when done.

 

8

Set the folder for your POP mail or have it come to your inbox. We recommend having it come to your inbox. Click Save when done.

 

 

9

Click Go to your Inbox.

 

10

Open the "Outlook: Verify your email address" email to verify your email address.

 

11

Verify your email address by clicking a link in a confirmation email.

 

12

You will get a confirmation about your account verification. Click on Return to Inbox. Your Outlook.com account should now show all the messages that are stored in  your POP account.

 

13

Now that we have added your EarthLink account to the outlook.com you can configure Mail App on Windows 8 to recive emails from outlook.com

 

14

Click here to learn how to add an outlook.com account to Windows 8 Mail App.

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