How do I configure my Hotmail or MSN email account to work with POP3?

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  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    The following directions can be used to configure a pop3 connection in a program such as Outlook Express that is installed on your computer:

    • Open Outlook Express

    • Select Accounts from the Tools menu
    Hotmail - Outlook Express - Create Account.JPG

    • Select the Mail tab, push the Add button, and select Mail
    Hotmail - Outlook Express - New Mail Account.JPG

    • Type in your Real Name and push the Next button
    • Type in your E-Mail Address and push the Next button
    • Select POP3 as the type of e-mail account,
    • The incoming mail server is pop3.live.com
    • The outgoing mail server is smtp.live.com
    Hotmail - Outlook Express - Create Account 2.JPG

    • Type in your full MSN Hotmail address and password and then click Next
    Hotmail - Outlook Express - Account Details.JPG

    • Click Finish.
    • Select the Hotmail account in your accounts list
    • Click Properties
    • Select the Servers tab
    • For the outgoing mail server check the box for My server requires authentication
    Hotmail - Outlook Express - Account Details 2.JPG

    • Select the Advanced tab
    • For both incoming and outgoing mail check the box for This server requires a secure connection
    • The outgoing server port is 25
    • The incoming server port is 995
    Hotmail - Outlook Express - Create Account 3.JPG

    • Click OK. Click Close.
    Congratulations, your Outlook Express is now configured to check your MSN Hotmail Plus account!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    A MSN Hotmail Plus account is required to check your MSN Hotmail account with POP3 mail program on your computer.

    Sorry, but although you used to be able check a free hotmail account with a mail client on your computer MSN Hotmail disabled this feature.

    Update: As of January 14 2009 free POP3 access is available in the following countries:

    United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

    Update: As of February 12 2009 free POP3 access is available in the United States!
     

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