making hotmail my default mail

  johnnyrocker 22:49 16 Nov 2013

XP PRO SP3 i recently asked the question of making OE express my default and was thankfully given the answer on this forum. i now wish to make my hotmail address in the same way can someone please help?


  Secret-Squirrel 08:55 17 Nov 2013

Johnny, If your Hotmail account has been added to Outlook Express then you can make it the default account by clicking the "Tools" menu -> Accounts -> "Mail" tab. Highlight your Hotmail account then click the "Set as Default" button.

If however you mean a different type of default then post full details.

  johnnyrocker 18:05 17 Nov 2013

sorry for the delay in reply, my problem has been caused by BT deciding on a clear out of accounts of ex customers i now wish to use virginmedia mail as i am a customer but i do not have the settings for it ie pop details etc? i was going to try my hotmail account but think my second option might be best?

regards johnny

  rdave13 18:26 17 Nov 2013

All the more reason not to use ISP's email facility. Windows Live Mail, add your accounts, includes Hotmail, AOL mail, Gmail etc. So if you want to change ISP again you will have nothing tied to them.

  johnnyrocker 18:33 17 Nov 2013

my thanks for the information please explain how i go about fixing that up


  johnnyrocker 18:43 17 Nov 2013

many thanks for that


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