By default, Windows Live Mail, the recommended free email program for Windows 7, sets up a Hotmail email address using the HTTP protocol. This keeps the account on your computer in tune (or synced) with the one on the server.
But now with the availability of free Hotmail POP access, one can also configure the account on Windows Live Mail through the Post Office Protocol. And why should you do this? Read on.
If you’ve ever cared to read the small print you’ll know that the free service cannot be blamed for any loss of information (messages and the contact list). It’s solely up to you to backup of Hotmail email. And herein lays a big advantage in using POP3 to configure Hotmail account on Windows Live Mail.
Actually any email client that has support for the Post Office Protocol can be used. I recommend Windows Live Mail as it’s free and has never given me any problem since the day I first installed it on my Vista computer… about 2 years back.
We’ll be using the Hotmail POP settings to configure the email account in Windows Live Mail. Please follow the steps below and refer the slideshow in case of doubt.
You can resume downloading Hotmail email by hitting the Sync button again once you make that small change mentioned in the last point.
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