Microsoft® Windows® Live® Hotmail™ Account
Learn about the problems that can occur while configuring your Windows Live Hotmail account with Microsoft Outlook 2007 and the tips to resolve them.
Microsoft Outlook, an e-mail client, is available as a separate application and as a part of Microsoft Office software suite. Windows Live Hotmail is one of the web-based e-mail services and is owned by Microsoft. If you want to configure your Windows Live Hotmail account with Microsoft Outlook 2007, then you may encounter some problems. Most of these issues are due to connection and server problems. If an error is made while following the steps during the configuration process, that might also cause configuration problems. Problems may also occur if the system is infected with viruses.
Following are the tips to fix the issues that occur while configuring your Windows Live Hotmail account with Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Check the Internet connection
- Make the system virus free
- Resolve server issues
Check the Internet connection
If the Internet connection is not properly available, there might be issues with the configuration. To check the Internet connection, check whether the modem is working properly or not. Then check for any interference from the external electrical devices near the modem. If the connection is slow, there would be insufficient sending and receiving of data packets. In such conditions the configuration fails automatically. You have to troubleshoot all Internet issues and then try to configure the Windows Live Hotmail account.
Make the system virus free
If your system is infected with malware you may not be able to configure your Windows Live Hotmail account with Microsoft Outlook 2007. Viruses and malware have the capability to replicate by attaching to more documents. If these viruses are present, Microsoft Outlook 2007 would not be able to configure your account and server settings. If these malware are harmful, then they may also cause the corruption of Microsoft Outlook and result in the inability to configure your Windows Live Hotmail account. To avoid these issues delete all the malware by using an effective antivirus software.
If the server of Microsoft Outlook is facing issues, you will not be able to configure your Windows Live Hotmail account. It is seen that standard server ports, which are used for receiving e-mails through POP3 or IMAP protocols are port 110 and port 143. If there is any configuration issue, then you have to perform a telnet check of the connection between your system and the appropriate port, which depends on the e-mail protocol that Microsoft Outlook is set to use for receiving e-mails. So, resolve these server issues.
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