What Are the Windows Live Hotmail SMTP Settings

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Outlook is Now the Official Name of Microsoft's Email Service

Windows Live Hotmail was Microsoft's free web-based email service, designed to be accessed via the web, from any machine on the internet. However, The Windows Live brand was discontinued in 2012, when Microsoft introduced Outlook.com, which was essentially a rebranding of Windows Live Hotmail with an updated user interface and improved features.

Thus, Outlook is now the official name of Microsoft's email service, formerly known as Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail.

Windows Live Hotmail SMTP Server Settings

The Windows Live Hotmail outgoing SMTP server settings for sending mail using Windows Live Hotmail from any email program, mobile device or other email service are:

  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP server address: smtp.live.com
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP user name: Your complete Windows Live Hotmail email address ("me@hotmail.com" or "me@live.com" for instance)
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP password: Your Windows Live Hotmail password
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP port: 587
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes

To download incoming messages from your Windows Live Hotmail account to your email program, see the

For detailed instructions on setting up Windows Live Hotmail SMTP in your email program or service, see

SMTP Settings for Outlook

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