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  • I set up a live.com email.  I want to use windows mail.  I set up the incoming and outgoing mail server information and can't get it to work.  How do I get live.com to work in windows mail?
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 2:27 AM

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  • The newsgroup you posted to is for Live Mesh, so you're rather off topic.
    The newsgroup you will want to post to for help with Windows Mail in Vista is here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail&cat=en_US_9CA88DDB-D18D-FA0E-A366-6E527B0FBA67&lang=en&cr=US

    However, there are two solutions.
    1. Download and install Windows Live Mail - http://download.live.com - as this natively supports Hotmail account synchronization so that you do not need to use POP/SMTP.
    2. Configure POP/SMTP to access your @live Hotmail account:
     

    POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)  

    POP SSL required? Yes

    User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com

    Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live

    SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25)  

    Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)

    TLS/SSL required? Yes

    -steve


    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare, Live Mesh, & MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:03 PM
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