The graphical user interface (GUI) that loads in your web browser window allows you to manage your email account including organizing email messages, creating folders in Hotmail, automatic sorting of email messages, configuring an email signature or an autoreply, changing the look at feel through themes.
However, the main drawback to this web based system is that without an internet connection you are left stranded – forget new messages, you cannot even access your old emails. The best solution to this predicament is set up Hotmail email account to download and store email messages on your computer. All email will then be available to you even when you don’t have a working internet connection. (Please note you do need an active connection to check for new email messages).
Setting up your Hotmail account has many more benefits.
To set up a Hotmail account on your computer for free, you need an email program also called an email client. FYI, most of you would already have one installed on your system. If you don’t you can get one free – refer list below and also the list of popular email programs.
Once you have chosen an email program, note the Hotmail POP settings and configure and set up your Hotmail email account on your computer. I have step by step instructions with screenshots for Windows Live Mail – actually you can add your Hotmail account just like you add any new POP based email account. Please refer other articles on this web site for details.
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