How to set Hotmail as default E-mail program in Windows Vista 64bi

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Kaushik, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Kaushik

    Kaushik Guest

    It is a problem in Windows vista. I need this to test one application
    software. It was very easy in Windows XP or Windows 2k . But in Vista 64 I am
    unable to do it even after going through the Windows help.
     
    Kaushik, Jan 18, 2007
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  2. There is no "integration" of web based mail within the mail client (Windows
    Mail) as there was in previous operating systems. This was removed for some
    real and/or perceived "security" problems. So you will have to use Internet
    Explorer to access your web based Hotmail.
     
    Jim Pickering, Jan 18, 2007
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  3. Kaushik

    Kevin Young Guest

    Windows Mail cannot connect to Hotmail without an add-on. A simple
    alternative is to visit http://ideas.live.com and download Windows Live Mail
    desktop Beta. This is a replacement for Windows Mail by the same folks that
    wrote Windows Mail and it allows http access to hotmail accounts. The
    downside is that it shows ads if you are using a free hotmail account but
    the ads are not displayed if you are using a paid Hotmail Plus or MSN
    Premium account.
     
    Kevin Young, Jan 19, 2007
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