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How to Configure Windows Live Hotmail with Outlook

Using Outlook as your primary email client can have several benefits. Not only your mailbox is more organized, but your communications are also far more secure than your regular email inbox. Regardless of what version of Outlook you prefer, there’s no denying that it is one of the best email management clients ever. We have already discussed how users can configure their Yahoo and Gmail accounts to work with Outlook inbox. And we’re sure that your emails are way more organized than in their default inbox. Therefore, in this article we will show you how to configure your Outlook inbox with Hotmail account.

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Outlook Exchange

Configuring your Hotmail to this platform is extremely simple and is mostly done automatically by Outlook. You can do this with Outlook’s Auto-Setup method after entering your email address. Note: Manual Configuration with Hotmail account is not an option with Outlook Exchange.

  1. Enter Your Name (Full name preferably)
  2. Enter Email address for your Hotmail account (@Hotmail.com)
  3. Enter your password for your email account. In case of two-step verification enter app password from your Microsoft account.

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Outlook Connector

In case you’re using older versions of Outlook such as 2003, 2007 and 2010, you will have to download a special utility called Outlook Connector. Choose your version according to your system requirements and the version of Outlook you’ve installed (32-bit or 64-bit).

  1. Launch Outlook client (2003 and 2007).
  2. If you’re not prompted to add a new account, navigate to tools>account settings>Outlook Connector>Add New Account.
  3. Launch Outlook 2010.
  4. Go to file>info>Add Account>Manually configure server settings or additional server types>Other>Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector.

Enter the following details in the popup dialog box

Name: The display name you’d like others to see.
E-mail address: Your main address of the Microsoft Account in full (yourname@hotmail.com, yourname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com)
Password: Your Microsoft Account password or an App Password when you have Two-Step Authentication enabled for your Microsoft Account.

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Advanced Options Fields

Account name The display name for your account. This name is used in your folder list, in your account settings and when selecting your sending account when composing a message.
Reply E-mail You can specify an alternative address here to which replies will be sent when people reply to your messages.

Outlook Exchange Active Sync (For Outlook 2013 and 2016 Users)

Your Name: The display name you’d like others to see.
E-mail Address: Your main address of the Microsoft Account in full

(yourname@hotmail.com, yourname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com)

Mail server: eas.outlook.com

m.outlook.com

m.hotmail.com

User Name: Your main address of the Microsoft Account in full

(yourname@hotmail.com, yourname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com)

Password: Your Microsoft Account password or an App Password when you have Two-Step Authentication enabled for your Microsoft Account.


IMAP Settings

Your Name: The display name you’d like others to see.
E-mail Address: Your main address of the Microsoft Account in full

(yourname@hotmail.com, yourname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com)

Account Type: IMAP
Incoming mail server: imap-mail.outlook.com
Outgoing mail server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
User Name: Your main address of the Microsoft Account in full

(yourname@hotmail.com, yourname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com)

Password: Your Microsoft Account password or an App Password when you have Two-Step Authentication enabled for your Microsoft Account.
Remember password  optional
Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) disabled


Advanced Settings (Outgoing Server and Advanced Tab)

My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: authentication: enabled
Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled
Incoming server (IMAP): 993
Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS


POP3 Settings

Your Name: The display name you’d like others to see.
E-mail Address: Your main address of the Microsoft Account in full

(yourname@hotmail.com, yourname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com)

Account Type: IMAP
Incoming mail server: imap-mail.outlook.com
Outgoing mail server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
User Name: Your main address of the Microsoft Account in full

(yourname@hotmail.com, yourname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com)

Password: Your Microsoft Account password or an App Password when you have Two-Step Authentication enabled for your Microsoft Account.
Remember password  optional
Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) disabled


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Advanced Settings (Outgoing Server and Advanced Tab)

My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: enabled
Use same settings as my incoming mail server: enabled
Incoming server (POP3): 995
This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL): enabled
Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS
Leave a copy of messages on the server Optional 

Presto, so now regardless of what version of Outlook you’re using, you can easily configure your Hotmail account with Outlook inbox. Please leave your comments in case any of you face any trouble with setting up Outlook.

 

Akshay Peter

Akshay Luke Peters is a writer and blogger for Systweak Software. He likes to write about off-beat topics and technological awareness. He is also part musician who likes to explore the future of technology in entertainment and popular media.

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