Yesterday, I tried to use Gmail to receive emails in Hotmail, and found out that Hotmail already opens POP3 access to all users. At least for me, I am in China.
Here is the necessary settings:
POP3 Server: pop3.live.com (port 995)
Need POP SSL? Yes
User name: your Windows Live ID, like email@example.com (Please note: you have to include the @hotmail.com part, not just the name)
Password: your password
SMTP Server: smtp.live.com (port 25 or 587)
Requires authentication? Yes
Requires TLS/SSL? Yes
That is. You can start to abandon Hotmail.com slow and ugly interface.
BTW, I tried the same thing several weeks ago (February 2009), and it didn’t work at that time.
Thanks for your information!
the pop3 is ok. but smtp doesn’t work.
Gosh! You found it! Let me try.
Hehe, I have a hotmail account, but I never use it for sending/receiving email except logging in the window live messager.
Use Google Chrome browser to open hotmail, it’s fast~~
Use Google Chrome to open hotmail, it’s quick, throw away crappy IE~~
Not only HOTMAIL, but gmail and yahoo also work as POP3. Yahoo has different settings for all acounts according to the server’s location which holds the account.