Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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    For today post i will talk about how can we download Hotmail messages to the regular mail program on your local computer? For years, Microsoft restricted this kind of offline access to its free Web-mail service. To get it, you had to run one of its email program or pay US$19.95 a year for a Hotmail Plus account.


    But in January, the company begin allowing some Hotmail users to check and send messages using any standard email program. The Hotmail site, however has yet to advertise this feature.

    Following Microsoft’s instructions may require a little experimentation. In a Mac’s Mail program, you only had to enter two server address (pop3.live.com for incoming mail, smtp.live.com for outgoing) and your Hotmail username and password, and the Apple software figured out the rest.

    But in Microsoft’s Outlook Express, you had to click the “Advanced” tab in the account-properties windows to enable SSL security on each server connection and change the outgoing server’s port number to 587.

    In Mozilla Thunderbird, you also had to switch the outgoing server to a particular kind of security not SSL, but the “TLS”, if available option.

    Ok finale… The Windows Mail program built into Windows Vista was suck and worst of all. Its new-account “wizard” refused to set up Hotmail access, claiming that it was impossible. I had to edit another account’s setting to work around this defect.

    In any mail application, make sure it’s set to leave new messages on the server, or the email that land in your program’s inbox will vanish from the Hotmail site.

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