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IMAP Hotmail or Outlook: how to configure mail clients

enero 15, 2020

Practically all the main email services offer a Web interface to be able to read the mail arrived from the browser itself, without having to configure a special program to manage everything. But in many offices and in many business realities the e-mail client is still widely used, therefore know in advance the IMAP Hotmail or Outlook will allow you to access your inbox using Thunderbird or any other email management program.

In this guide I will show you how to configure an email client for IMAP Hotmail or Outlook access, so on always receive your emails locally. It will show you both how to configure a client for Windows PC and how to configure a client for Android.

IMAP Hotmail or Outlook

Configure an email client on Windows

A good free email client for Windows Thunderbird; download it to your PC using the following link.

DOWNLOAD | Thunderbird

Once downloaded and installed on your PC (it installs very quickly, without surprises: you can always click on Come on) open Thunderbird to find yourself in the program home.IMAP Hotmail

Click on the entry E-mail present under the field Create a new account.IMAP Hotmail

In the window that opens, click on the bottom Skip this step and use an existing address.

A new screen will open: enter your name, the email address registered as Hotmail or Outlook in the email address and password field. Automatically Thunderbird will recover the correct IMAP Hotmail and SMTP Hotmail.IMAP Hotmail

If you use any other mail client you can configure the IMAP Hotmail using the following reference parameters:

  • IMAP server: imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Door: 993
  • Encrypted connection: SSL
  • Username: @ hotmail.com
  • Password: Hotmail password

Configure an email client on smartphone

Do you want to configure the IMAP Hotmail on your smartphone? First of all get a good mail client to manage all the mailboxes via IMAP; the best free app for android right now BlueMail, available for free from the following link.

DOWNLOAD |BlueMail

Download the app, launch it and click on Sign in with email.IMAP Hotmail

In the list that appears, press the button Outlook / Hotmail.IMAP Hotmail

Now you can enter your Hotmail email address and associated password.IMAP Hotmail

IMAP will be configured automatically and you can immediately download all your mail.

If you have another email app or want to configure the email app on an iPhone you can use the same parameters seen for PC clients:

  • IMAP server: imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Door: 993
  • Encrypted connection: SSL
  • Username: @ hotmail.com
  • Password: Hotmail password

IMAP Alternative Hotmail

For some strange reason, does the IMAP Hotmail tried in the previous sections not work as it should? Receive late emails? You can try this alternative IMAP Hotmail to access your inbox.

  • IMAP server: outlook.office365.com
  • Door: 993
  • Encrypted connection: SSL
  • Username: @ hotmail.com
  • Password: Hotmail password

It works well and less used than the official one, you should receive your mail much faster.

Do not know how to create a Hotmail mail account? Find out how in the guide available below.

LINK | How to create a free email address

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