Can't add hotmail account

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Andha, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Andha

    Andha Guest

    How do I add my hotmail account? I have gone to tools / accounts / etc. but
    when I get to entering my email address (myname @ hotmail.com) it tells me
    that Windows no longer supports their own HTTP email! A solution would be
    appreciated.
     
    Andha, Dec 5, 2009
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  2. Windows Mail doesn't support HTTP mail, which for a long time was the
    only allowed access method for free Hotmail accounts.

    This past February, Microsoft enabled POP access for free Hotmail
    accounts. Follow the settings given here:
    http://mailcall.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!CC9301187A51FE33!49799.entry
    Use port 587 rather than port 25 for the SMTP server.

    Although it accepts the newer Live.com addresses, Windows Mail's
    account setup wizard is hard-coded to reject Hotmail and MSN addresses.
    To get around that, when you enter your Hotmail/MSN email address initially,
    use a fake one, such as . After the account setup is complete,
    go back and correct your email address.
     
    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Dec 5, 2009
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  3. Andha

    Bob Guest

    Enter the email address and password for your ISP email account.
     
    Bob, Dec 6, 2009
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