Trying to get Outlook Express and Hotmail to talk to each other was rougher than getting Israel and Palestine meet for a peace conference. Apparently Hotmail accounts on different email servers were not configured in the same way… at least that is what I heard!
Anyway, Hotmail Plus users could still get POP3 access by paying a small amount annually. But with strong competition from Gmail, Microsoft announced free POP access for all Hotmail accounts! So now it’s really easy to set up and configure your Hotmail email account on Outlook Express and this is what I will walk you through in this article.
Actually, any client that supports POP3 (Post Office Protocol) can now be used to download Hotmail email to the local machine. I’ll be detailing the process for use Outlook Express since it’s been the program of choice of a majority of Windows users – XP and earlier. In fact, based on the feedback I get, people who buy a Vista or a Windows 7 computer are shocked to find Outlook Express missing.
Armed with the Hotmail POP settings, let us see how to setup and configure Hotmail on Outlook Express.
You may also be interested to know how to set up an MSN (Windows Live) email in Outlook Express.
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