hotmail access via outlook express

  wato 23:11 12 Nov 2006

I use Outlook Express to access all my e-mail accounts with the exception of Hotmail.
How can I set up my Hotmail account in Outlook Express to collect my messages from the inbox. I have tried many times to set up the account and the most common response is can't find server.

  brundle 23:22 12 Nov 2006

freepops click here

Install FreePOPs.
Select All Programs | FreePOPs | FreePOPs from the Start menu.
Start Outlook Express.
Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Outlook Express.
Click Add and select Mail....
Type your name.
Click Next >.
Enter your Hotmail address ("[email protected]", for example).
Click Next > again.
Make sure POP3 is selected under My incoming mail server is a ___ server..
Enter "localhost" under Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server:.
Type your ISP's mail server under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:.
Typically, you will use the same server you use for your other non-Hotmail email account.
Click Next >.
Type your full Hotmail address under Account name:.
Enter your Hotmail password under Password:.
Click Next >.
Click Finish.
Highlight the newly created Hotmail account in the Internet Accounts list.
Click Properties.
Go to the Advanced tab.
Enter "2000" under Server Port Numbers | Incoming mail (POP3):.
Click OK.
Now click Close.

  User-312386 23:24 12 Nov 2006

The free version of hotmail no longer works with outlook express

  brundle 23:29 12 Nov 2006

Freepops gets round that restriction

  Devil Fish 23:39 12 Nov 2006

if you cant get outlook express to do the job you could try thunderbird click here

then add this exstension to download webmail to your inbox hotmail yahoo etc click here

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