POP3, short for Post Office Protocol is an application layer protocol which allows an email client to download email from email server. It is mainly developed for downloading available email from server, delete emails in server and get disconnected. It normally uses port 995 for its purpose. The user can add his/her Hotmail email account to any email client supporting POP3 or IMAP. The email clients can be one of Windows Mail, Microsoft Office Outlook, Android mail apps or iOS mail apps. The user can change Hotmail POP3 settings to download incoming messages and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) settings for outgoing server configuration.
The user can add Hotmail.com account to any email client. Here I am talking about Micorsoft Office Outlook integration with Hotmail.com. For accessing Windows Live Hotmail account by setting up mail client, the user can follow below Hotmail POP3 settings and SMTP settings:
- First of all you must select ‘Manual setup or additional server types’ when adding Hotmail account to Microsoft Outlook.
- Then, in next screen choose ‘POP’ setting and enter given POP3 settings under respective headings.
Account Type: POP3
Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
Outgoing Mail server (SMTP): smtp.live.com
Log on Information:
User Name: firstname.lastname@example.org (your email address)
Password: ********* (your account password)
- Then, select ‘More Settings’ button. Under ‘Outgoing server tab’, check the box with ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ and select ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’.
- Under ‘Advanced’ tab in more settings dialog, use port number ‘995’ for ‘Incoming server (POP3)’ and also check ‘this server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)’ for security purpose. And use port number ‘587’ for ‘Outgoing server (SMTP)’ and also select ‘TLS’ in option ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’.
You can use above Hotmail POP3 settings along with SMTP settings for any other email clients too under their own setting options.