How to save all your email by creating an IMAP account on your local computer. 

To create an IMAP account in Windows Mail:

  1. Click on Tools, Accounts.
  2. In the popup dialog box, click Add, then select E-Mail Account and click Next
  3. Type in the Name you want to display, then click Next
  4. Type your email address (, then click next
  5. Click on the drop down menu and select IMAP.  In the Incoming and Outgoing text boxes, type:
  6. Select the checkbox for Outgoing server requires authentication and click next
  7. Enter the Username and password – check Remember password only if it is not a public computer and click next
  8. Click on the checkbox for Do not download and then click finish.
  9. Highlight the account name ( and click on Properties.
  10. Click the Servers tab.  Make sure the checkbox at the bottom (My server requires authentication) is checked.
  11. Click Settings.  Make sure the radio button for User same settings as my incoming mail server is checked.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click the Advanced tab.  Click the checkbox for Incoming mail, This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
  14. Click OK.  Then click Close.
  15. Click Yes to Would you like to download all folders.
  16. In the Show/Hide IMAP folders dialog box, select all the folders you want to include, then click OK.
  17. Click on Send/Recv and all the mail will flow into the folders you’ve selected.


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