Webmail accounts are convenient but there are times when you want to use a proper email program. Windows Live Hotmail and Office Live Mail accounts cannot be accessed in this way without a paid subscription, unless you download the Outlook Connector for Outlook.
Installation is simple, although you will need to validate your copy of Office (this tool now works with both Internet Explorer and Firefox). Once installed, it appears as an extra menu in Outlook. Enter the account details as well as the name you want to appear on the emails and Outlook will download the emails. It is possible to set up several accounts.
Click on the Outlook Connector menu and then on Add a New Account. Enter the email address and the password used to access it. It is also a good idea to put your name in the text box below as this is what people will see rather than an address that might not be very descriptive. Click on the OK button and Outlook can now read your Hotmail or Live account.
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