I have now managed to get Incredimail to 'speak' to Hotmail Plus. Just in case anyone else gets the same problem, this is what I did. Incidentally, the following way goes against both Incredimail and Hotmail advice- but it worked for me.
Configure Outlook Express to accommodate Hotmail click here
Although Hotmail suggest that username only needs to be everything before the .co.uk, don't believe it. For 'user', username should be [email protected]. Then open Incredimail and using similar steps as for Outlook Express (Tools>Accounts etc) choose the option Automatically Configure Settings (which is the recommended option in the dialogue box but not the recommended option should you read the advice on the Incredimail site). This has the effect of showing what accounts are already configured in Outlook Express. Highlight Hotmail and make sure that the following settings are applied (some are imported from OE, some need manual insertion):-
Account Name- Hotmail
Display Name- user
email address- [email protected]
check the box for 'Include this account when recieving mail
Server URL- click here
Username- [email protected] (again, contrary to advice given by Hotmail)
Password- obviously complete this and if desired check the box 'Remember Password'
Check the boxes for 'Leave A Copy Of Messages On Server' and 'Apply The Junk Filter When Receiving Messages To This Account'.
Connection should now be possible.