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How to read Hotmail

read Hotmail

Of thee-mailHotmail, now owned by Microsoft, it has been talked about often since it was embedded in Outlook. Especially for the panic he created in the historical users who have been using this service for years. Hotmail has seen it disappear for a while. Not everyone has welcomed this change, especially among the less experienced computer scientists. The transformation forced them to understand more if they wanted to continue reading theHotmail mail. We have prepared this guide to help users configure incoming mail and Hotmail outgoing mailand continue to read their Hotmail emails without problems.

Hotmail: how to read it on different platforms

We have already discussed this topic in a couple of articles, in particular on how to set up an Outlook or Hotmail account on the Mac and another on how to set up a Hotmail account on an iPhone and iPad. In this guide, instead we want to widen the horizon and understand better how to read Hotmail e-mail using the major e-mail clients on different platforms both mobile and desktop.

This guide will illustrate the various procedures for configuring Hotmail e-mail on any mobile device. On iPhone and iPad or on Android devices, without any difficulty. We have also considered a little help to be able to read Hotmail mail on your desktop, whatever it is, with MacOS or Windows platform.

We know well what it means to be unable to read your mail for technical reasons. Configuration problems or other problems always arise when you need them most. This is why we have created this guide, which will allow you to sweep away any doubts and read Hotmail, even if you are not an IT expert.

Read Hotmail with desktop Outlook

Hotmail e-mail
  • First you need to have a Hotmail account. If you don't have it yet, you won't be able to create it by going to the old website www.hotmail.com, because the link will take you to the Outlook page.
  • To set up your account, open Outlook on your PC. From the toolbar click on Tools and from the drop-down menu select Account.
  • In the window that opens select add and then Email to be able to enter the data;
  • Enter the first name how you want it to be displayed by the recipient (for example: name.surname or just the name or a nickname) and press the button Come on;
  • Enter your e-mail address: ex .: firstname.surname @ hotmail.com and click Come on;
  • Enter the name of the mail servers, ie POP3 (by incoming mail) e SMTP (for outgoing mail that are in the case of Hotmail and Windows Live pop3.live.com (to be inserted in the POP3 space) e smtp.live.com (to be entered in the SMTP space) and press Come on;
  • Enter your login information as the username and the password of access with which you registered on your Hotmail account; check the item store password and prizes Come on.

Once the account has been set up, you must now complete the procedure, continue reading the guide.

  • On Outlook, click on Tools and select Account;
  • The list of mail accounts in Outlook appears, look for the newly created Hotmail account (it can also be the only account);
  • Select the created account with the mouse and select on the right side properties;
  • From the window that opens you have to change some values ??like SMTP outgoing mail: 25 (or 587)"; the value "Inbox (POP3): 995".
  • Enable SSL secured connection and rewards apply is Ok to complete the procedure.

If you choose the IMAP protocol enter these values:

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Door: 993
  • Encrypted connection: SSL
  • Username: (Email protected)
  • Password: Hotmail account password
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp-mail.outlook.com
  • Door: 25 or 587
  • Authentication: S
  • Encrypted connection: TLS

The advice I can give is to use the protocol IMAP instead of POP3. The first one leaves the messages on the server and allows you to automatically synchronize the changes on all the devices. The POP3 protocol instead deletes the messages from the server, therefore you will not be able to synchronize the changes that you will bring on the devices.

Now you have really completed Outlook setup and can read Hotmail. At the next reboot, your e-mail will be downloaded.

Read Hotmail mail with Thunderbird

Hotmail mail with Thunderbird

Here we see how to configure the email client Mozilla Thunderbird to synchronize and read Hotmail mail:

  • If you don't have it yet, you can download Thunderbird from here. You open Thunderbird.
  • From the application menu, choose Add Account
  • Enter your account information, choose Options and then Account settings
  • Click on the button Actions Account, and then choose Add Mail Account
  • Enter your account settings
  • Click on Keep it going.
  • Click on Configuration Manual
  • Adjust the settings inbound as follows:
    1. Server hostname: imap-mail.outlook.com.
    2. Door: 993.
    3. SSL: SSL / TLS.
    4. Authentication: Password.
  • Adjust the settings output as follows:
    1. Server hostname: smtp-mail.outlook.com.
    2. Door: 587.
    3. SSL: STARTTLS.
    4. Authentication: Password.
  • Click Done.

Read Hotmail mail with Mail on the Mac

Hotmail with Mail on the Mac

To configure your Hotmail or Outlook account on a Mac, I suggest you read our guide to this link.

Hotmail e-mail on mobile devices

To use Hotmail on iPhone and iPad, I suggest you read this guide which we have prepared to help you set up a Hotmail or Outlook account on iOS devices.

Alternatively, you can also install the official application of Microsoft Outlook that you can download from the App Store. Just install the application on iPhone or iPad and enter the login information for your Hotmail or Outlook account.

microsoft outlook

Same procedure to read Hotmail incoming on devices Android. Just download the app Microsoft Outlook from the Play Store and install it on Android smartphones or tablets.

outlook android

Of course, to read Hotmail or other accounts on mobile devices, it is always advisable to use the proprietary application because it is already pre-set. After installing the Hotmail app, you will only need to enter your login information when requested by the app. You will need to enter your username and password and go straight to using your email account.

It might be interesting to read the following article as well, to help you configure Hotmail email on Android.