Connecting to Hotmail via POP3 might be old news to everyone but I thought I’d cover it here just in case, as it doesn’t seem to be that well publicized online. I set it up on my old phone ages ago but have only just got round to it on my new device; typically I couldn’t remember the details so I did a quick Bing. What surprised me was how difficult it was to find the information…most blogs, forums, sites I encountered either said “It can’t be done” or “It can be done, but you need to pay for it”!
It can be done and it doesn’t cost anything, here are the details you need:
POP server = pop3.live.com (Port 995)
POP SSL Required = Yes
Username = Live ID
Password = Your hotmail password
SMTP Server = smtp.live.com (Port 25 or 587)
Authentication Required = Yes
TLS/SSL Required = Yes
Using these details I got it all set up and working on my device in just a few minutes.
Thanks to www.WindowsPhoneExpert.com for the info (again).
3 Replies to “Setting up Hotmail via POP3”
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Thankx man !
You r right .. i was surprised too ..how hard to find this info
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