Email Setup in Windows 8 Mail

This article will show you to manually set up a mailbox for your iiNet email address in Windows 8 Mail.

  1. If you have another email account, send a test email to the email address you're setting up. Alternatively, ask a friend or family member to send you an email.
  2. Open Windows 8 Mail by clicking on the Mail tile in the Start menu.
    Windows 8 Mail settings screenshot


  3. Hover the mouse cursor in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. After a moment, this will bring up a menu bar on the right side of the screen.
    Windows 8 Mail settings screenshot


  4. Select Settings. The menu bar with disappear if the mouse cursor is moved away from it; repeat step 2 if this happens.
    Windows 8 Mail settings screenshot


  5. Select Accounts, and then click Add an account.
    Windows 8 Mail settings screenshot 


  6. Select Other account.
    Windows 8 Mail settings screenshot


  7. Click Show more details.
    Windows 8 Mail settings screenshot


  8. Note: If you're prompted to select an account/mail type, select IMAP.
  9. Enter the following details. If your email address doesn't end in "", please see iiNet Group Email Settings.

    Email address: Your iiNet email address
    Username: Your iiNet email address
    Password: Your iiNet email address password
    Incoming (IMAP) email server:
    Incoming port: 993
    Incoming server requires SSL: Ticked
    Outgoing (SMTP) email server:
    Outgoing port: 465
    Outgoing server requires SSL: Ticked (If you prefer not to use SSL, please use Outgoing port 25 instead)
    Outgoing server requires authentication: Optional
    Use the same username and password to send and receive email: Ticked


  10. Click Connect to finish. If your test email arrives in your inbox, you know your email account is up and running!