How to Get Outlook Mail or Hotmail in Windows Live Mail
Outlook Mail, formerly known as Hotmail, is a popular email service used by millions of people around the world. Windows Live Mail is a free email client developed by Microsoft. It allows you to access and manage your emails from different email services in one place. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps to get your Outlook Mail or Hotmail account set up in Windows Live Mail.
Step 1: Download and Install Windows Live Mail
If you haven’t already installed Windows Live Mail on your computer, you can download it for free from Microsoft’s website. Simply visit the Windows Live Essentials page, click on “Download now,” and follow the instructions to install the software.
Step 2: Launch Windows Live Mail
Once the installation is complete, launch Windows Live Mail. If it doesn’t open automatically, you can find it in your start menu or by searching for it in the search bar.
Step 3: Add Your Outlook Mail or Hotmail Account
To add your Outlook Mail or Hotmail account to Windows Live Mail, click on the “Accounts” tab at the top of the screen, and then click on “Email.”
Enter your email address and password in the fields provided. If you have two-factor authentication set up for your account, you may be prompted to enter a verification code that is sent to your mobile device or email address.
Step 4: Configure Server Settings
After you enter your email address and password, Windows Live Mail will automatically configure the server settings for your account. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to do it manually.
To configure the server settings, click on the “Advanced” tab in the email account settings window. Here you will need to confirm the following settings:
Incoming server (IMAP): imap-mail.outlook.com
Incoming server port (IMAP): 993
Incoming server requires SSL: Yes
Outgoing server (SMTP): smtp-mail.outlook.com
Outgoing server port (SMTP): 587
Outgoing server requires SSL: Yes
Outgoing server requires authentication: Yes
Step 5: Testing Your Account
After you have finished configuring the server settings, click on the “Test Account Settings” button to ensure that you can send and receive mail using your Outlook Mail or Hotmail account.
If everything is configured correctly, you should see two green checkmarks next to “Find outgoing server” and “Test email settings.” You will now be able to manage your Outlook Mail or Hotmail account within Windows Live Mail.
In conclusion, adding your Outlook Mail or Hotmail account to Windows Live Mail is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. Once you have added your account, you will be able to manage your email more efficiently from one central location.