How to Sync Email Addresses

By Alexander Poirier

Updated September 28, 2017

In our highly computerized modern age, most of the communication between people takes place on the Internet. Email has taken the place of standard mail, with many users possessing more than one email account. Having multiple email accounts can be stressful, however; user names and passwords can become confused and some email accounts can be forgotten altogether. Luckily, there is a way for users to sync their email accounts together by using the right software and following a few simple steps.

Syncing Email Accounts Using Microsoft Outlook

Open Microsoft Outlook on your Windows Computer. Click on the "Tools" tab and select the "Email Accounts" option.

Click the "Add a New Email Account" option and click the "Next" button. Select your email account's server type from the following menu and click the "Next" button. To find out the server type for your email account, contact your email provider.

Enter your email account information in the spaces provided. Click on the "Outgoing Sever" tab and check the "My Outgoing Server Requires Authentication" and "Use Same Settings as My Incoming Mail Server" options.

Click on the "Advanced" tab and replace the number in the "Outgoing Server" box with either the number 80 or the number 3535. Click on the "OK" button.

Click the "Next" button, followed by the "Finish" button. Repeat these steps for any other email accounts you wish to sync.

Syncing Email Accounts Using Windows Live Mail

Open Windows Live Mail on your Windows computer. Click the "Add an Email Account" button. On the following screen, enter your email address, the password that is linked to it and the display name you would like Windows Live Mail to display the email account as.

Leave the "Manually Configure Server Settings for Email Account" option unchecked and click the "Next" button. Allow several seconds for Windows Live Mail to download your email account's information.

Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for any other email accounts you want to have synced.