How to Set Up FrontierNet Email

By Candace Benson

A rural Internet, television and phone company, Frontier Communications provides "triple-play" services and Wi-Fi Internet access. Frontier has recently acquired former Verizon holdings. Frontier supports five distinct email hosts, including Frontier.net. On some Windows 7 computers, Windows Live Mail comes pre-installed. If it is not currently installed on your computer, you can download and install it. Windows Vista computers ship with Windows Mail pre-installed. Windows Vista users may also upgrade to Windows Live Mail if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • Frontier.net user name and password

Windows Live Mail

Step 1

Open Windows Live Mail.

Step 2

Click "Add email account" in the left column of Windows Live Mail.

Step 3

Type your email address. Your email address should show "username@frontiernet.net" (without quotes). You establish your "username" when you initially set up service with Frontier.

Step 4

Type your "Password."

Step 5

Type your "Display name," which all of your email recipients will see when replying to or sending emails to them. Click "Next."

Step 6

Select "POP3" in "My incoming server is a (blank) server" if it is not currently selected.

Step 7

Type "pop3.frontier.com" (without quotes) in the "Incoming server" field.

Step 8

Type "smtp.frontier.com" (without quotes) as your "Outgoing server."

Step 9

Click on the box to the left of "My outgoing server requires authentication."

Step 10

Click "Next," then "Finish."

Windows Mail

Step 1

Open Windows Mail.

Step 2

Click "Tools" in the menu bar and then "Accounts."

Step 3

Click the "Add" button in the upper-right corner of the "Internet accounts" box.

Step 4

Click "Email account," then "Next."

Step 5

Type your "Display name," which all of your email recipients will see when replying to or sending emails to them. Click "Next."

Step 6

Type your email address. Your email address should show "username@frontiernet.net" (without quotes). You establish your "username" when you initially set up service with Frontier. Click "Next."

Step 7

Select "POP3" in "My incoming server is a (blank) server" if it is not currently selected.

Step 8

Type "pop3.frontier.com" (without quotes) in the "Incoming server" field.

Step 9

Type "smtp.frontier.com" (without quotes) as your "Outgoing server."

Step 10

Click on the box to the left of "My outgoing server requires authentication." Click "Next."

Step 11

Type your "Email username," which is your full Frontier.net email address.

Step 12

Type your "Password."

Step 13

Click on the box to the left of "Remember my password" if you do not wish to store a saved password. Windows Mail checks this box by default.

Step 14

Click "Next," then "Finish."