Setup Email in Windows 8 Mail

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    Here we'll cover everything needed to get your Shaw email setup in the Windows 8 Mail program. All of the required Settings are below, followed by a detailed walk-through under Instructions. For more information on different email account types, and setups such as IMAP and POP, please see the Account Types section.

     

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    Instructions

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    Settings

     

    The settings included below are for an ActiveSync (Exchange) account, which is our recommended setup. For different account types, such as IMAP and POP, please see the Account Types section.

     

    Account type: Exchange
    Email addressYour Shaw email address
    Server addresswm.shaw.ca
    Domainshaw.ca
    UsernameYour Shaw email without @shaw.ca
    PasswordYour Shaw email password

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    Instructions

     

    The settings included below are for an ActiveSync (Exchange) account, which is our recommended setup. For different account types, such as IMAP and POP, please see the Account Types section.

     

    1. Launch your Email App

      1. Press the WINDOWS key on your keyboard to access the Windows 8 Start menu

      2. Select Mail

    2. Add an email account

      1. Once the Mail app has loaded, press the WINDOWS key and the "i" key on your keyboard simultaneously to bring up the settings menu

      2. Select Accounts (Example 1)

      3. Click Add an Account (Example 2)

      4. Select Exchange (Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com) (Example 3)

      5. Select the option to Show more details (Example 4)

    3. Enter account settings: (Example 5)

      1. Email address: Your Shaw email address

      2. Server address: wm.shaw.ca

      3. Domain: shaw.ca

      4. User name: Your Shaw email without @shaw.ca

      5. Password: Your Shaw email password

    4. Click Connect

     

    Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4Example 5
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    Account Types

     

    Which Email Setup is Right for Me?

     

    There are three different ways you can set up your Shaw email account on your device or email client. These include ActiveSync (Exchange), IMAP, and POP. Generally, we suggest using the ActiveSync email setup method, but each has its own benefits. Check out the comparison chart below for a bit more information on the differences between ActiveSync, IMAP, and POP..

     

    Account TypeDesktop or LaptopPhone or Tablet

    Sync

    Email

    Sync CalendarSync ContactsStore Email Locally

    ActiveSync

    Yes*

    YesYesYesYesNo

    IMAP

    Yes

    YesYesNoNoNo

    POP

    Not available in Windows 8 Mail

     

    *May not be compatible with certain email clients. IMAP is the recommended alternative in these cases.

     

     

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    IMAP Settings

     

    Incoming server settings
    IMAP serverimap.shaw.ca
    Port993
    SSLYes
    User nameShaw email without @shaw.ca
    PasswordYour email password
    Outgoing server settings
    SMTP servermail.shaw.ca
    Port587
    SSLYes
    User nameShaw email without @shaw.ca
    PasswordYour email password

     


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    IMAP Instructions

     

    1. Launch your Email App
      1. Press the WINDOWS key  on your keyboard to access the Windows 8 Start menu
      2. Select Mail
    2. Add an email account
      1. Once the Mail app has loaded, press the WINDOWS key and the "i" key on your keyboard simultaneously to bring up the settings menu
      2. Select Accounts
      3. Click Add an Account
      4. Select Other account
      5. Select IMAP
      6. Select the option to Show more details
    3. Enter account settings
      1. Email address: Your Shaw email address
      2. Username: Your Shaw email without @shaw.ca
      3. Password: Your Shaw email password
      4. Incoming (IMAP) email server: imap.shaw.ca
        • Port: 993
      5. Incoming server requires SSL: Yes
      6. Outgoing (SMTP) email server: mail.shaw.ca
        • Port: 587
      7. Outgoing server requires SSL: Yes
      8. Outgoing server requires authentication: Yes
    4. Click Connect

     

     

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