How to Export Emails From NetZero Webmail
By Ken Burnside
NetZero's servers use the POP3 email protocol, which works with all standard email clients, including Windows Mail in Windows 8. While NetZero doesn't have an automatic configuration system for Windows 8 Mail, like it did for Outlook and Outlook Express, it's possible to manually configure the mail program.
Start Windows Mail from the Start screen. If you don't have a Microsoft account, you'll need to create one to use the Mail application. If you already have one, log in with it. This will bring up the Mail application.
Hover your mouse over the right edge of the screen to pull up the Charms bar and select the settings icon, shaped like a gear.
Click on the link that says "Add an account," and then select "Other Account." A form will pop up with several fields.
Enter "smtp.netzero.com" (without quotes here and in subsequent commands) as the outgoing (SMTP) server.
Enter "pop.netzero.com" as the incoming (POP3) server.
Enter your NetZero email address in the email address field.
Enter your username (the part of your email address before the "@" sign), and enter your NetZero password.
Set your email client to download your email. This will export a local copy of your NetZero emails to your hard drive.
- Many older email clients can be automatically configured by clicking on the NetZero icon on your desktop, clicking on the "Settings" button, and then clicking on "Email." If your email client, such as Microsoft Outlook, or Mozilla Thunderbird, is on the list, NetZero will automatically configure it for you.
Ken Burnside has been writing freelance since 1990, contributing to publications as diverse as "Pyramid" and "Training & Simulations Journal." A Microsoft MVP in Excel, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alaska. He won the Origins Award for Attack Vector: Tactical, a board game about space combat.