How to Access a Windows Live Hotmail Account - IncrediMail

Windows Live Hotmail was replaced by in 2013. Learn more about and how to use its email features. Visit IncrediMail to see how to set up access to other email accounts.

Access a Windows Live Hotmail Account with IncrediMail

A classic email client like IncrediMail has its merits. To retrieve mail from a Hotmail account to IncrediMail and send through it, too:

  • Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in IncrediMail.
  • Click Add.
  • Choose Let me configure settings myself.
  • Click Next >.
  • Enter your name and your Hotmail address ("", for example).
  • Click Next >.
  • Leave the user name untouched.
  • Enter your Windows Live Hotmail password in the Password: field.
  • Click Finish.
  • Select OK.

Now you can use your Windows Live Hotmail account like any other account in IncrediMail.

Note: If you want to access your Windows Live Hotmail account from IncrediMail and via a browser at the same time, make sure you have configured IncrediMail for that option.

If the way IncrediMail uses to access Windows Live Hotmail does not work, you can try setting up your account using POP.