DAV protocol support for Hotmail

Discussion in 'Hotmail' started by popowich, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Dear Windows Live Hotmail Customer,

    You are receiving this note because you have used Microsoft Office Outlook, Outlook Express, or Entourage to view your Windows Live HotmailĀ®. Microsoft is changing the way these programs access Hotmail e-mail which will require you to take action.

    To continue to receive e-mail from your Hotmail account, please select one of the alternative solutions below before September 1, 2009. After this day, new e-mail can only be delivered to your mail programs through the following alternative solutions.

    http://www.emailquestions.com/hotmail/227-do-i-configure-my-hotmail-msn-email-account-work-pop3.html

    If you use Microsoft Office Outlook to view Hotmail, you can download free Office Outlook Connector to continue accessing your Windows Live Hotmail within Outlook 2003 or 2007. If you're using Outlook 2002, you will need to change the settings on your program to access your Hotmail.

    If you use Outlook Express to view Hotmail, you can choose to download free Windows Live Mail (recommended) or change the settings on your program to access your Hotmail within Outlook Express.

    If you use Entourage to view Hotmail, you can change the settings in your program to view your e-mail.

    Don't know what you're using to view Hotmail? Have more questions? View the FAQ page or visit the Community Forum.

    Why is this happening? Outlook, Outlook Express, and Entourage use a legacy communications method (known as the DAV protocol) to access Hotmail. Because the DAV protocol is not optimally suited for programs to access large inboxes such as Hotmail which now provides users ever-growing storage*, new alternatives have been built. Last year, customers asked us to postpone plans to retire the DAV protocol until more options were available. Now that these options (including the POP3 protocol) are available, we are ready to retire the DAV protocol.

    Thank you for using Windows Live Hotmail.
     


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