Hotmail or Windows Live Hotmail is a free email service provided by Microsoft. It’s an evolved service that offers many features such as: Junk & Spam filters, view edit and share word, excel and power point files even if you don’t have MS Office installed on your computer.
Windows Live Hotmail Supports POP3 (Post Office Protocol) or POP and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).
We are going to configure Windows Live Mail 2011 client to use it with our hotmail account.
First we need to download Windows Live email 2011 client from Microsoft website. Once you click on the download link a window will pop up asking you to run or save a file. Click on “Run” button and wait until you see an installation window. Follow the prompts until installation process is finished. You may have to restart your computer to finish the installation process.
Once you double on Windows Live Mail a window will open to add your email account
Enter your email address: email@example.com, your password, and your name as you want it to appear when somebody receives an email from you. Put a checkmark on manually configure server settings and click next.
On the next screen we will configure server settings for your email account.
Server type we need to select: POP
Server address: pop3.live.com
Requires a secure connection (SSL) needs to be checked
Log on user name: Enter your full email address
Outgoing server: smtp.live.com
Requires a secure connection (SSL): needs to be checked
Requires authentication: needs to be checked
Click Next and we are done configuring Windows Live Mail 2011 with hotmail account.
Click on send and receive button on the toolbar and your email will be downloaded into your inbox.
It may take a while depending how many messages you have in your web based inbox.