POP3 Technology Has Now Rolled Out To Hotmail Customers Worldwide

By Sunshine | In Featured, News | Posted March 13, 2009 4 comments

Hotmail POP3 access on the way? No, it’s here! POP3 technology has now rolled out to Hotmail customers WORLDWIDE!

What is POP3? It is a protocol that allows retrieval of your emails in almost any email program that you’ve installed on your mobile phone or PC. Here’s all the information you might need when setting this up in your email program:

POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)  
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25 or 587)  
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

In addition to POP3, Microsoft offers additional technologies that can provide you with an even richer experience of your e-mail. Try viewing your Hotmail using Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Office Outlook via the Outlook Connector, or Windows Live for Windows Mobile phone.

Looking for help with Hotmail? Visit the Windows Live Hotmail Solution Center! The Solution Center has instructions on how to set up your e-mail software to send and receive Windows Live Hotmail messages using POP3. You’ll also find instructions on how to set up Hotmail on the web to give you POP3 access to a non-Windows Live e-mail account. If you have problems using POP3 access, Windows Live Hotmail Solution Center also has links to report a problem with Hotmail.

Posted March 13th, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Category: Featured, News
Tags: Hotmail, POP3, Windows Live
  • http://www.liveside.net/members/foaf/default.aspx foaf

    Cool. I can now receive Hotmail in my Google Mail account.

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/Jamie/default.aspx Jamie


    Now we need POP3 aggregation to import (Yahoo Mail needs to get with the times with free POP3) and later the need IMAP :)

    as this has become a wish for comment, how about a force https:// option (familiar in Gmail settings) and Addressguard implementation (like Yahoo).

    Would love Windows Live Web Messenger to make popout.aspx for IM on hotmail (whenever it returns) to have a easy to see contact list and use ajax facebook profile style tabs when several conversations!

  • http://nunnally.ahmygoddess.net ranpha

    The feature mentioned at http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions/settings/archive/2009/01/06/receive-mail-from-other-e-mail-accounts-in-windows-live-hotmail.aspx is still not available in my account. Once this is enabled, that would be awesome!

  • http://www.liveside.net/members/frrfernando/default.aspx frrfernando

    I am able to download my mails, but after the initial download I am unable to download any more mails nor connect. Is there something wrong with what I am doing?