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Windows Live Hotmail
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
An all around solution for all webmail services and desktop clients is FreePOPs. LInux.com covered it today: http://www.linux.com/feature/119379
I'm afraid it doesn't work...
I installed Outlook Connector into outlook 2007 but it can't connect to my live account...
This is the error message I got:
Outlook Connector Version 1.8.3501.0
Signed in successfully at 4/10/2007 18:43:33
Time: 4/10/2007 18:43:33
Error in Mail
Outlook Connector is available only to subscribers.
I just read the article advising how to forward email from my Hotmail account to my AOL account. However, this states that you can send your mail to Thunderbird (which I use also). Which is the better solution to the "new" Hotmail?
I`ve been using the Thunderbird add-on for Hotmail and Yahoo mail and, in the main, it seems to work reasonably well, although there have been several updates in quick succession and it looks as if the author has to keep on top of things as regards Hotmail changes. Also very occasionally I get an error box, which (rather quaintly) says "negative vibes from Hotmail (or Yahoo)" (huh?!) and asks for my password over and over again, but I think that might be something to do with too much in the way of multi-tasking attempts at my end! Poor PC gets a tad confused, methinks.
I use T-bird for live mail w\webmail\webmailhotmail plugin. I set the ports to 1024 and 1025 and can send and receive fine in T-bird. Also, both pop\smtp are localhost.
You're only able to forward mail to a custom domain or an e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, or live.com. Please try again. !!!
you can use pop with the new msn live email.
1) use your whole email address for the username (email@example.com)
2)for incoming mail use pop3.live.com and for outgoing use smtp.live.com
3)make sure the use ssl is checked for outgoing also.
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Good luck with that - the documentation on Microsoft's site said that those
were only available to Premium (i.e. *paid*) subscribers. I know it did not
work with my free account when I tried it.
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I converted my free hotmail account to the Windows Live hotmail and I am still running outlook express on my PCs, no problems. Of course, I can no longer obtain my hotmail email using my older Palm Tungsten C device, which is why I went searching for explanation and advice. I have used outlook express to manage my email accounts for years and this is the first that I have heard about it being phased out. I will try the windows live mail download and test it before converting all of my family's PCs and laptops. Thanks.
In order to continue to use Outlook Express with your Hotmail mail you need to uninstall IE7 and all the previous functionality will be once again available. I spent the whole day today figuring it out and it is now once again working as before.
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