How do I add a private email account in the Mail on Windows 11 – POP/IMAP and SMTP settings

A tutorial in which I show you how do i add a private email account in application Mail pe Windows 11.
Even if for business the most used e-mail client is Microsoft Outlook, Windows 11 Mail allows many options for receiving and sending business messages. Windows Mail is basically the successor Outlook Express and was integrated on the operating systems with the release Windows Vista.

In the Mail application on Windows 10 si Windows 11, when we add an email account, we have default settings for the most used services globally. (includes email domains,, MSN and Hotmail), Office 365 cu Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo! si iCloud.

But if we have an email address on one private server, which can be the address of email business, on duty, student or anything else, then we have to add it to the application Mail with manual settings. In which you have to enter the email address complete the reception protocol IMAP/POP and the SMTP server for sending mail messages.

How do I add to a private email account in the Mail application on Windows 11 – Advanced settings for SMTP and IMAP/POP

This tutorial will show you step by step how to add a private email address in the Mail application.

1. open application Mail pe Windows 11 and go to the settings menu. In the bar on the right side with the settings, click on Manage Accounts.

Mail App - Manage Accounts
Mail App – Manage Accounts

2. click on Add Account to add a new email account in the Mail application.

How do I add to a private email account in the Mail application on Windows 11
Mail App – Add Account

3. In the box that opens, click on Advanced setupThen click on Internet email.

Add an email account in the Mail App
Add an email account in the Mail App

4. At this step we must be very careful because here we must enter the email address of the account we want to configure, the server and the protocol for sending messages (SMTP), the server for receiving messages and the protocol (POP or IMAP), email account password and other security data.

Email server Settings
Email server Settings

Most of the time, incoming email server and outgoing email server are the same, but you can get these data from the email service provider (provider) or from the IT department of the company where you work.

For the incoming server you can choose the protocol (account type): POP or IMAP4. In the this tutorial see the difference between POP3 and IMAP4.

After entering all the data correctly, click Sign in.

All Done!
All done!

The new private email account has been successfully added to the Mail application on Windows 11.


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