how do you configure hot mail server

  hubdean 14:37 19 Jan 2008
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hi
what information do you put in the pop3 & smtp box for hotmail account.
thanks

  anskyber 14:50 19 Jan 2008
  Technotiger 14:56 19 Jan 2008

The only email clients built to handle Hotmail accounts are Microsoft Outlook (the Office email program) and Outlook Express, both also made by Microsoft.


The above, quoted from the Instructions in anskyber's link, are not strictly true - Incredimail also handles Hotmail accounts. I have MSN/Hotmail account and use Incredimail. I have never used Outlook or Outlook Express.

Just though I would add this for your information.

  hubdean 15:02 19 Jan 2008

could you tell me what you have in the pop3 & smtp box of you Incredimail for hotmail account
im putting in pop3.hotmail.co.uk
is this right
because my account is not working

  DieSse 15:04 19 Jan 2008

You can't, these days, simply configure a free hotmail account for use wuth Outlook Express.

You have to

Pay for an enhanced Hotmail account

Use a different email client, such as Thunderbird (+ webmail extensions)

Find some other method. Eventually Windows Live Mail Desktop my provide an answer - but that's still in beta form only.

I use Thunderbird - free and is better than Outlook Express anyway.

  Technotiger 15:05 19 Jan 2008

click here /svcs/ hotmail/ httpmail.asp

without any spaces, I put the spaces to stop it appearing as a link.

  Technotiger 15:07 19 Jan 2008

DieSse is correct of course, I forgot to mention that I have a paid-for Hotmail Plus account.

  Technotiger 15:09 19 Jan 2008

Hmmm, I obviously didn't put in enough spaces ...

  anskyber 15:10 19 Jan 2008

Windows Live Hotmail is free but a web based email client. click here

  Technotiger 15:11 19 Jan 2008

Anyway for £14.99 per year, I reckon it is worth paying for.

  hubdean 15:15 19 Jan 2008

all i need to know is what to put in pop3 box in incredimail.
to get my emails

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