outlook 2007 - changing email configurations.

My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I use Outlook 2007, Outlook connector and also MSN email, the free account.  During my last configuration change, the Account settings were configured as :
IMAP, the incoming mail server was set to IMAP.MAIL.OUTLOOK.COM
the outgoing mail server to ; SMTP.MAIL.OUTLOOK.COM
From this forum I am informed that the MSN email, since it is a free account, must be configured as a POP3.  
Can an expert please advise, what should be the setting for both the servers, and also if I should also make other changes in the "More Setting".
Before this change took place, the account was set to a MAPI account.  and I did not have problems with this setting until it dropped dead on me.
If it is not too much of a problem, hope the Experts could please suggest the settings for this type of account, i.e. MAPI, so that if things do not work as a POP3, maybe I could try the MAPI account.  Thank u once again.
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Jackie ManCommented:
Sorry, my answer to your previous question might not be correct as I do not encounter queries on imap setting on hotmail account recently and my answer is based on my previous experience with outlook connector.

Anyway, imap implementation of msn or outlook.com is announced to be completed on 12 Sep 2013 and I have not tried it and will do a test when I return to work next Tuesday.

Personally, I do not advise my client to use outlook 2007 or 2010 to connect to msn hotmail account as the outlook connector software is buggy from my numerous trial in the past and what I will do is to download and install Windows live mail to do the task.

Actually, you can try keep on trying with imap or pop3 setup with the info in the link below as it is pretty straight forward to do the setup.


There are two steps.

First, download and install the correct version of outlook connector. As you are using outlook 2007, you shall use the 32 bit version.

Second, just remove the previously account and setup a new account or called mail profile with the value as mentioned in the link below.


If you want to try pop3, you need to mark on the checkbox to Leave a copy of messages on the server or any downloaded emails will be removed from the msn hotmail server.

How to choose from POP3 and IMAP?

IMAP is better as every actions is taken place on the mail server side but it demands a better network bandwidth to the Internet.

POP3 is an pretty old technology and can work on older systems when imap fails to work properly.

There is less troubleshooting need for POP3 and all downloaded and sent emails are resided in your computer, but for an IMAP account, if your network is down, you cannot access all emails as there are all on the mail server.

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