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POP Access Coming To Free Hotmail

Windows Live Hotmail Plus now offers POP access to email, letting users of any email client (or certain web-based email, like Gmail), to download their emails automatically from Hotmail and never use the Hotmail website. Currently, its only available to those Hotmail Plus users, who pay for additional storage and features like this, but Microsoft is saying it also plans to offer POP access, in some form, to free Hotmail users in the next 12 months.

Our POP service requires that you use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with the POP and SMTP connection and use SMTP authentication. This is to ensure that your email address and password are not subject to tampering. The settings are the following:

  • POP: pop3.live.com (port 995)
  • SMTP: smtp.live.com (port 25)
    • Note: make sure you check the box that indicates that your outgoing server requires authentication (in most mail clients this is not checked by default).
  • Username: your full email address
  • Password: your Windows Live ID password

October 4th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Live, Hotmail, Windows | 2 comments



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  1. I have a @live account.
    You can give me the POP and SMTP data?

    Comment by Matt | November 6, 2007

  2. my pop access is not working

    Comment by roy | November 21, 2007

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