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Microsoft opens POP3 and SMTP Hotmail / Live

It is a story passed very quietly ... you read here and there in some forums a few users who have tried and tested fact: 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 that allowed it 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. It)
  • Full Name: First Name Last Name
  • Incoming server: pop3.live.com
  • Username: tuonome@hotmail.com (or. It)
  • Password: tuapassword

Advanced

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


Parameters SMTP (outgoing mail):
Account Information:

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

Advanced

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

To simplify things even carry screenshot examples ...

I hope this tip will be useful to someone!

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

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

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

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

  3. Joseph
    January 8, 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 a mail@virgilio.it
    smileys

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

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

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