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Microsoft opens POP3 and SMTP Hotmail / Live

It is a story passed quite unnoticed ... appears here and there in some forums a few users who have tried and tested the thing: Microsoft has finally opened POP3 and SMTP mail service Hotmail / Live.

Most likely the advent of gMail and many other services with POP3 first, and then IMAP, open access their mail through a common email client, did reflect the Redmond company.

What happens at this point? Just happens that if the situation were to remain so, do not make it necessary programs such as FreePOPs, MacFreePOPs and other services which allow to circumvent the problem of "closed POP3 server."

We come to the operative with the steps needed to configure our beloved Mac Mail to get mail Hotmail / Live ...

Parameters POP3 (Inbox):
Account Information

  • Description: Hotmail
  • Email Address: tuonome@hotmail.com (or .com)
  • Full Name: First Name Last Name
  • Incoming server: pop3.live.com
  • Username: tuonome@hotmail.com (or .com)
  • Password: tuapassword


  • Port: 995
  • SSL: active
  • Authentication: Password

Parameters SMTP (outgoing mail):
Account Information:

  • Description: Hotmail
  • Server: smtp.live.com


  • Use default port: 25
  • SSL: active
  • Authentication: Password
  • Username: tuonome@hotmail.com (or .com)
  • Password: tuapassword

To simplify things even carry the screenshot examples ...

I hope this tip will be useful to someone!

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  1. Lisy
    November 2, 2009 at 23:31 | # 1

    No, you know, after my first two days on mac and put the whole mess for msn hotmail and I'm 'slightly' purr smileys

  2. between
    December 7th, 2009 at 16:12 | # 2

    simple, clear and comprehensive. ... just perfect BIG !!!

  3. Joseph
    January 8th, 2010 at 12:15 | # 3

    Hello Max,
    I entered the required parameters but the configuration does not go beyond the second window (the one where there is the entrance to pop in intendrrci.
    I have an e-mail @ virgilio.it

  4. January 10, 2010 at 18:31 | # 4

    and what parameters would you use? This post (remember) provides instructions for Hotmail.it and other email providers ...

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