Mail: add a Free address

In addition to internet access, unlimited telephone, 150 TV channels and low-cost 4G, the Free operator also offers email addresses.

This tutorial explains how to configure a @free.fr address in the Mail application of Windows 8 and 8.1.

Add a Free account in Mail

1. Open the app ” Mail » from the home screen.

Windows 8.1 Mail

2. Open the charms bar by going to one of the right corners of the screen, click on Settings, Accounts and Add an account.

Windows 8 mail software

Mail software Windows 8 setup tutorial

Mail software Windows 8 setup tutorial

3. Choose ” Other account ” in the list.

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4. To the question “What type of account is this”, answer ” IMAP » and click on « Connect » .

tutorial configure IMAP Mail

5. Indicate thee-mail address and his password then click on ” Show more details to configure the account.

Fill in the following fields:

  • Email address: your email address
  • Username: again your full email address
  • Password: the mailbox password
  • Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.free.fr on port 143
  • Uncheck the line “Incoming server requires SSL”
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.free.fr on port 25
  • Uncheck the line “Outgoing server requires SSL”

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7. The Free account is automatically added to the Mail software.

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