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Finally Hotmail Rolls Out POP3 Access To Everyone

Windows_Live_Logo Windows Live Team has announced that it rolled out POP3 access of Hotmail to all the users across the globe. They have been rolling out this feature for a while and now everyone has got the POP3 access finally.

Want to setup hotmail access on your desktop or mobile device? Here are the details you need to configure POP3

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)  
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

I feel that its too late and too little from Microsoft. GMail has POP3 access since many years and new features are added to it very often. GMail is part of my every mail communication(personal, official and blogging) . I check hotmail account once in a month and use hotmail id when I need to access Microsoft’s developer network.

2 Comments on Finally Hotmail Rolls Out POP3 Access To Everyone

  1. Gopinath
    March 19, 2009 at 12:04 am (11 years ago)

    Ron S,
    As i mentioned in the post, I dont use hotmail much. It’s required to me only to login to Microsoft networks. So I don’t think that I’ll use POP3 of hotmail.

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  2. RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM]
    March 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Gopinath,

    Great piece! Have you been using POP3 with your Hotmail/Windows Live Mail account? Are you liking it? I realize it might not be your primary account now, but do you think you’ll use it more now that you can use POP3?

    Cheers,
    Ron
    Windows Outreach Team

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