Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, Live.com configuration with Microsoft Outlook

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Hotmail, Outlook, Live and MSN.com are one of the most popular email service providers owned by Microsoft. If you are using any of the services, you can use outlook to access them directly without using any internet browser.

For those who are using Microsoft Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Outlook 2010:

Open Outlook and navigate to “File” menu. Now, choose “+ Add Account” option.

A pop up will appear in front of you. Choose the “Manual setup or additional server types” of the two available options. Click “Next”.

On the next screen select “POP or IMAP” and then click “Next”, again.

The next screen will ask you for several information about your account id. In the “Your Name” field you need to enter the name as you want the recipient to see. This is what the recipient’s see at a first glance.

The next field is “Email Address”. Enter your Hotmail/MSN/Outlook/Live email id.

The next field show is the “Account Type”. Of the two, POP and IMAP, choose POP3.

The “Incoming email server field” will be “pop3.live.com” and the “Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box is “smtp.live.com”.

The “User Name” field is where you will enter your respective email service provider’s account name and the “Password” field is your account password.

Uncheck the “Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” check box.

Once all this is done you have to select “More Settings”.

Select the “Outgoing Server” and click on the check box of “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” check box.

Choose the next tab “Advanced”. Under the “Incoming Server (POP3)”, select the “This server requires and encrypted connection (SSL)” box. The “Incoming Server (POP3)” values must be set to port 995.

Under the “Outgoing Server (SMTP)” the value by default is set to port 25 (if in case it is blocked in the network or by the ISP you can set the SMTP port to 587). You can select “TLS” for “Use the following type of encrypted connection”.

Once done click on “Apply” and then at the right side of the “POP and IMAP” Account Settings screen click the “Test Account Settings”.

Click “Next” and then “Finish