Setting Hotmail® Account in Windows® Live Mail
Want to know more on configuring Hotmail account settings in Windows Live Mail? Just read on.
Hotmail is a free web-based E-mail service provided by the Microsoft and also includes a paid professional level E-mail package for business users. The Hotmail E-mail service was first launched way back in 1996 and provided the users with free E-mail services that allowed users to access personal information from any computer across the world. The Hotmail E-mail service is having many added features and options that help the users to manage the mails and accounts more effectively. The users can download and keep the mails in the free account of Hotmail on the system by integrating the account with Windows E-mail client like the Windows Live Mail. The Hotmail business level services in paid accounts are having many other advanced options that provides added security and privacy to the information sent over the network.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to configure Hotmail IMAP account in Windows Live Mail:
- Add an E-mail account
- Enter credentials
- Finalize settings and download mail
Add an E-mail account
The users of Windows Live Mail who are attempting to configure the program to work with Hotmail are advised to first launch the program normally and connect the system with a network. After that is done, use the ˜add an E-mail account™ option to start configuring a new e-mail account. The users will be displayed with a resized console window having a number of fields that are required to be filled by the users.
The users will be prompted to enter the Hotmail account information in the given text spaces. The users are advised to enter the username and password in the relevant fields and then choose a name that is displayed when the user is logged into the program using the new configuring account. The users can choose the program to remember the password of the account if required so as to avoid the trouble of entering the password while logging in every time.
After all the required credentials are entered in the related fields, the users should select the finalize option to complete the setting up of Hotmail IMAP account. After the set-up is completed the users will be notified that an account has been successfully created. The users will also be notified that the program is connecting with the configured server for downloading the mails. Once the mail folders are downloaded, the users can access, read and manage the e-mails from Hotmail account by making use of options in the program.
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