Free POP3 Hotmail Access Returns in US

By  |  Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 9:54 am

windowsliveSeveral years back, you could access your Hotmail accounts via POP3 access. Then spam became a big problem, and Microsoft pulled the functionality. It would return, although as part of the $19.95/yr Hotmail Plus package introduced two years ago.

The company has already rolled out POP3 functionality to users in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands late last month.

Users in US and Brazil have been added to that list as of this week, with still more markets to come throughout the year.

Here’s the settings you need:

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

My MS friend who sends me this stuff tells me if you have the redesigned “Wave 3” user interface, POP3 should work.

 
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  1. E-og Says:

    I don’t generally use hotmail but recently set up a friend’s PC to allow them to access their hotmail through Outlook. It wasn’t POP3 though and used a windows live add-on for outlook to nest the hotmail relatively seamlessly. Is re-enabling POP3 a major improvement?

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  3. Ryan131 Says:

    Cool