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smtp and pop server of hotmail

Is anyone know the smtp and pop server of hotmail account?
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Greetings fsze88 !

No, Hotmail does not offer POP3/SMTP service.  It offers HtTPMail protocol for paid users

If you do not have a paid Hotmail account, you need a third party program to act as gateway between Hotmail interface and Outlook. Freepops is such a gateway, and it is free

Download and install the program.  Setup Hotmail in Outlook like a POP3 program.  For login name, use full email address. For POP3 server, use  For POP3 port use 2000.

Best wishes, war1
fsze88Author Commented:

I want to setup hotmail at Mozilla Thunderbird. So why I asking this question.
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You need to use Freepops as I pointed out above.
fsze88Author Commented:
It works for receive email.
how about sending out?
Freepops does not have an SMTP server.  Use your ISP SMTP server.
The story of POP continues like this… A few months ago some folks on the live team hatched a plan to finally offer POP to Hotmail Plus users ($19.95 a year). They will be able to use POP access from any device. They have plans to offer POP to all users (all premium and free) but theyaren't ready to do that yet. I can't comment on a timeframe for when free users will get POP.

If you do take advantage of this premium feature and sign up for Hotmail plus you'll also get an ad-free experience, more storage, larger attachment support, and a non expiring account.

The POP service requires that you use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with the POP and SMTP connection and use SMTP authentication. This is to ensure that your email address and password are not subject to tampering. The settings are the following:

POP: pop3.live.com (port 995)
SMTP: smtp.live.com (port 25)
Note: make sure you check the box that indicates that your outgoing server requires authentication (in most mail clients this is not checked by default).
Username: your full email address
Password: your Windows Live ID password

In addition, Hotmail has a new piece of software called Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, which basically works exactly like POP, i.e. downloads all your hotmail emails onto your computer. However, the program only works with Outlook 2003/2007. I have been using this program for a few months and it works great. The description provided by Microsoft is "With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages and contacts for free!" The download link is http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7aad7e6a-931e-438a-950c-5e9ea66322d4&displaylang=en 

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