Hotmail Default

  dp600 09:51 11 Apr 2008

I am using win xp and at the moment outlook express is my default mail programe,how do i change it to Hotmail.
Thank You.

  Gordon999 10:26 11 Apr 2008

Hi Dp,

I'm not sure you can as Hotmail is a web based mailing system. Unlike Outlook and Outlook express which are dedicated mailing systems.

With these two you can switch between the two as they are directly connected to your ISP's server via the long details supplied by them.

I use BT's webmail service as I was signed up to them before I moved as you can check your mail from anywhere in the world. Unlike dedicated programs Outlook/Express for example which would need to be installed on the PC.

  dp600 10:32 11 Apr 2008

thank you

  Technotiger 10:36 11 Apr 2008

With a hotmail email address you can still check your mails anywhere in the World. I use Incredimail as my default in IE.

  David4637 13:00 11 Apr 2008

OE will check for Hotmail (I use it every day)you have to set up mail account in OE / Tools/Accounts/ New etc. If you want to, come back and will give you the details its easy. David

  dp600 13:02 11 Apr 2008

Thank you all

  wee eddie 13:12 11 Apr 2008

One downside ~ As David says OE will check Hotmail for you ~ but only if you have a Paid-up Hotmail A/c. It does not work with a Free Hotmail A/c

  Sea Urchin 14:06 11 Apr 2008

It will work on free Hotmail if you use FreePops - I've done so for some long time now

click here

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