How can I add my hotmail account to new Windows Mail (Vista)?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Jules, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Jules

    Jules Guest

    I have tried to set my hotmail account up in Windows Mail.
    It is not allowing this at the moment.

    Does anybody know a way round this?
    Jules, Sep 19, 2007
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  2. Gary VanderMolen, Sep 19, 2007
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  3. Jules

    brink Guest

    Hi Jules,

    Windows Mail does not support website email like Hotmail. Since you
    have a Hotmail account, you might consider using Windows Live Mail Beta
    2 (WLM) instead. It supports Pop3, IMAP, HTTP website (EX: Hotmail)
    email, and is a lot more stable. Plus, WLM will minimize to a tray bar
    icon and has a separate Inbox for each account. WLM will automatically
    import Windows Mail messages, accounts, and settings into it. Contacts
    will have to be manually imported from within WLM. (Tools, Contacts,
    File, Import, Address book for current Windows User.)

    For US and UK (32 bit Vista):

    For US and UK (64 bit Vista):
    'Windows Live Beta 2 Suite Downloads'

    For non-US and non-UK locations (direct download):



    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    brink, Sep 19, 2007
  4. Jules

    Jeff Gaines Guest

    If you have a Hotmail account that allows collection using POP3 then
    Hotmail Popper works on Vista. You can try it for a month before you buy.
    Jeff Gaines, Sep 19, 2007
  5. Jules

    jeanne Guest

    I am having the same problem. I just received a Dell Inspiron and can't
    believe the problem with the hotmail and Windows Mail.
    jeanne, Sep 20, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    Dave, Sep 20, 2007
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    Buddha Bear Guest

    Hi Jules,

    Like so many others I am annoyed and dissapointed with microsoft's offering
    of Windows Mail in Vista. It has taken me weeks to find a working solution to
    be able to access my hotmail accounts (without paying for any upgrades to
    hotmail to get POP3 access!). I hope others will find this useful. I am using
    the x64 version, installed in my new build.

    Here goes... Firstly the bad news, Windows mail is rubbish with regard to
    this issue, my suggestion is don't use it!

    Here's the good news and the solution i've used.

    Firstly install a copy of Outlook 2003, then run office/microsoft update. In
    my case the update was around 110mb, install the update and restart. Next
    search microsoft's site for a little file called 'Outlook Connector'. This
    should allow you to set up and use your hotmail account/accounts.

    In some cases there will still be a problem when you test your account
    settings or try to use send/receive. I had a problem setting up my e-mail
    account with Sky. This may be due to a compatibility issue with your Internet
    security package, McAfee or Norton. I am using norton 2008.

    In order to overcome this issue, I had to go into the security settings to
    disable the settings within Outlook which scan incoming messages for viruses.
    One way is to go into the properties within Outlook... Tools> options>
    security> zone settings > internet. Norton still virus checks incoming

    After some tinkering and endless hours of reading articles and forums, I am
    happy that I can now easily access my hotmail and my Sky e-mail accounts. The
    bonus is that the Outlook update has given me a nice new interface, I am
    guessing similar to Outlook 2007.

    I hope this helps.
    Buddha Bear, Oct 14, 2007
  8. An expensive solution for someone who doesn't already own a copy of
    Outlook 2003 or 2007.
    Gary VanderMolen, Oct 14, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Here is a better one: Just download windows live mail! It will behave just
    like the good old Outlook express and better. And it is free.
    Peter, Oct 16, 2007
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