A new way to get Windows Live Hotmail

Windows Live HotmailPOP3 technology has now rolled out to Hotmail customers WORLDWIDE! This will enable you to  use your email client, on your PC or mobile phone, to pull down your Hotmail.  Of course you must have an account with Windows Live Hotmail to take advantage of this new feature.

When you set up Hotmail in the e-mail program on your PC or mobile device, you may be asked for the following information:

POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25 or 587)
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

What is POP3? It is a protocol that allows almost any e-mail software program that you’ve installed on your mobile phone or PC* to get messages from your e-mail inbox on the web and deliver them in the designated program.

Although you always could access Hotmail on your web-enabled mobile phone by going to mobile.live.com, now that Hotmail has POP3, you can get to it more conveniently using the e-mail software on your PC or mobile device* such as a Windows Mobile phone, iPhone, or BlackBerry.


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  1. I wonder what this will do to Windows Live Mail downloads? Seems to me, that was the only reason to use that application (it allows e-mail client interaction w/Hotmail).


  2. TechPaul,

    I was thinking the same when I found this information. Currently, I am leaving my Windows Live Mail settings (for hotmail) alone; BUT, changing to the POP3 settings may be better.

    Thanks for bringing this point forward…



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