Setting up your Email Accounts: Enabling SSL email in Windows 8 Mail

Step 1

Open Windows 8 Mail on your computer.

SettingsStep 2

Bring up the Windows 8 Charms bar and click Settings.

You can bring up the Windows 8 charms bar by hovering your mouse in the top or bottom right corner of the screen or by pressing Windows key+C.

Step 3

TheĀ SettingsĀ window will now appear, clickĀ Accounts.


Step 4

From the Accounts list, select the mailbox you want to enable SSL on.

Select Mailbox

Step 5

Scroll down and change the following settings:

If you have a Standard mailbox you will need to use theĀ SMTP settingsĀ supplied by your internet provider.
  • Incoming email server: Set this to
  • Incoming Port: Set this to 993 for IMAP or 995 for POP.
  • Server requires SSL: Tick this box.
  • Outgoing (SMTP) email server: Set this toĀ
  • Outgoing Port: 465
  • Server requires SSL: Tick this box.

SSL Settings

Step 6

Exit the settings by clicking elsewhere on screen, your mailbox will now be configured to use SSL.