Windows Live Hotmail POP Settings

Download hotmail messages with these server settings

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Windows Live Hotmail was Microsoft's free web-based email service, designed to be accessed via the web from any machine on the internet. Microsoft transitioned Hotmail in 2013 to with an updated user interface and improved features. Outlook is now the official name of Microsoft's email service. People with Hotmail email addresses access their email at They use their regular Hotmail email address to log in through that link.

The Windows Live Hotmail POP server settings to download incoming messages to your email program or to send email messages is the same as the POP server settings.

POP Mail Settings

Use these settings when connecting your email client to your Hotmail account:

  • Hotmail POP server address:
  • Hotmail POP user name: Your full email address (not an alias)
  • Hotmail POP Password: Your password
  • Hotmail POP port: 995
  • Hotmail POP Encryption method: SSL
  • Hotmail POP TLS/SSL encryption required: yes
  • Hotmail SMTP Server:
  • Hotmail SMTP port: 587
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