Here is quick and easy way to setup Gmail account in Windows Live Mail 2011, see the step by step guide to configure Gmail in Windows Live Mail 2011.
Setup Gmail in Windows Live Mail 2011
Download Windows live Essential 2011 and install Windows live mail from it.
Run Windows Live Mail 2011.
Click on “Accounts” tab and then “Email” icon to add Gmail account.
Add Gmail account information like, “Email address“, “Password, “Display name for send messages” and click “Next” button.
You will see the following “Your email account was added” message, just hit the “Finish” button and you are done!
Windows Live Mail will starts downloading email messages from Gmail server.
Now you can see your Gmail account is configured in Windows Live Mail 2011 successfully.