Hotmail Server Settings – Incoming & Outgoing Server Setup At Outlook.com

Hotmail Server Settings to configure Hotmail account for a different email client, read the complete steps discussed in detailed listed below. Hotmail is the email services provider which is primarily designed to access mailbox for messaging directly from web browsers. Important to note that mail server settings permit you to check the email messages from your email program. Hotmail.com or Outlook.com is offering server settings options out of the way.

Your mail app can robotically use the “Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync” (EAS), in its place of IMAP or POP. (In Windows Live Mail, the automatic configuration is also called “HTTP settings”.)

If you manually configure the Hotmail email server settings is precisely same in spite of domain email address such as (@hotmail.com, @msn.com, and outlook.com). For your knowledge these all are the Microsoft email accounts.

Hotmail Server Settings

Here we will answer and teach you how to configure Hotmail server settings in very simple way, as you can manage alternate ways to send and receive emails via mailbox by use of local email client software.

As Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook, impotent to note that you are required to properly handle the procedure and configure the local email software to manage incoming and outgoing mail server of your Hotmail provider.

Hotmail Server Settings Steps

Hotmail is popular web base mail service and using HTTP protocol to connect the mailbox. But alternative way to manage the emails by using the email client software required Hotmail support and HTTP access to email account.

Email clients such as Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook are supporting their webmail Hotmail account. You can easily connect by using HTTP protocol by providing email account type and choose the Hotmail for the HTTP mail service provider.

You need Microsoft Outlook connector for mail server setting of Hotmail, If you are the user of Outlook Express or Microsoft Outlook and Outlook connector then it is very simple to connect Hotmail account by using the regular method of POP email account.

For example Hotmail incoming mail server is (POP3) by vising pop3.live.com (you are required to logon by entering the Secure Password Authentication – SPA, mail server port: 995) and Hotmail Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) – smtp.live.com (TLS enabled, port 587)

MSN Mail Server Settings

You can also learn how to set the MSN mail server settings by using the MSN POP3 and SMTP servers to access your MSN mailbox.

MSN Incoming Mail Server (POP3) – pop3.email.msn.com (port 110, by entering Secure Password Authentication – SPA)

MSN Outgoing Mail Server – smtp.email.msn.com (select “My outgoing server requires authentication”)

Hotmail Sign In Problems : 2~ Access to your Outlook / Hotmail account

You may face sign in problems on Hotmail or Outlook.com occasionally when you are trying to get in to your Hotmail inbox but get no response from either your email client or your computer. Once my friend gets in to the same problem and I was just sitting close to him, I helped him to get through this process. Before making the conclusion about the root of Hotmail sign in problems from where it is arising you have to answer some basic questions.

  1. Do you tried to sign in Hotmail account from another browser?
  2. Are other websites are opening in your browser?
  3. Did your Hotmail account accessible in another device?

If the entire above question answers in YES then you have a problem in your PC

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Open your Firefox (internet browser) click on Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Settings (Button) > Enable No Proxy

Hotmail Sign In Password Problem

If you are unable to sign in to your Hotmail account, then try to check the spell of your email, and cross check the relevant password.

If it says wrong password, then check that caps lock off, and re-enter the password. Problem persist click on the forgot password button & RESET Your Hotmail PASSWORD

Hotmail Sign In Hacking Problem

If your Hotmail account has been hacked or compromised and now you are unable to sign in to your Hotmail account, then you have to follow the steps written below to take your account back and secure your account for future.

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How hackers can get your password?

  • By Using Malware: you may have installed a program, which includes any malware which can search for saved password on your PC or can find your keystrokes and online search terms
  • Phishing: Some tricks are used by hackers which encourage people to send their account data to hackers
  • By Breaking In to Sites on Which you are Member: Account data can also be breached from other sites on internet which you have used in past by using the membership account with same Hotmail account.

Recover Your Hotmail Hacked Account

Before recovering your Hotmail account, you have to do some steps to clean up your PC from MALWAREs, Viruses and other nixed programs. Use Microsoft Security Essentials on your PC if you are using Windows 7 or Use WINDOWS DEFENDER if you are using Windows 8.

  • Reset Your Hotmail Password
  • Make your password strong to the extent as it is possible.
  • Don’t use small words, make a mix of numerics, alphabets (upper lower case) and special characters
  • Don’t use common words or easy to guess words.
  • See more details about hacked Hotmail accounts

Hotmail sign in problems Says “Account Temporarily Blocked”

You can see this message while attempting to login to your Hotmail account. The message comes on your screen because Microsoft Systems identify some unusual activity from your account and it block your access to it. Microsoft knows that it can cause frustration to you, but it is in your interest to avoid any prohibited use of your Hotmail account.

Unblocking Your Blocked Hotmail Account

Go to your account sign in screen, and enter the login details. A new screen will appear on which you have to verify your ownership to the account, enter the phone number which is linked to the account and click Next to receive the code on your phone.

Now you will be taken to Password Resetting Screen after setting your new password you will be able to access your Hotmail account.

Still receiving message saying “Hotmail Account Temporarily Blocked” contact Hotmail Customer Support to get this, you have to sign in to your another Hotmail account and fill up the form to verify your identity. You should have an active account so that customer support representative can contact you on that. The communication with customer service representative may take about 24 hours to start on.

Hotmail sign in problems Due To Hotmail Account Closed Message

You will only receive this message while signing in to your Hotmail account, when you have deleted your account either manually or automatically. The account will still be available within 60-days of initiating your deleting process, you can read this article if you Want to Close your Microsoft Hotmail Account by submitting a manual request. Microsoft also automatically deletes your account after a period of 365-days of inactivity on the account. To RECOVER YOUR DELETED HOTMAIL ACCOUNT you can contact to Microsoft Customer Support you have to fill up the details on the form, your Email Address which is blocked, your working email address on which Microsoft will contact you.

Hotmail POP3 Settings – Livemail, Windows Mail Or Outlook

You can use Hotmail (Outlook) with pop3 settings, unable to setup your windows live mail server with pop3 protocol? Read this to configure Hotmail POP3 settings on email server for your incoming mails. The steps are quite easy and are presented below in well simple style so that you can understand them easily.

Hotmail POP3 Settings

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Configuring POP3 Email Server – 5 Steps

  • Sign in to your account and click on the Settings menu in the upper right corner
  • From the new screen, click on the “Connect Devices & Apps with POP” under first column of options
  • Now Enable POP, make sure that options saying “Don’t let devices or apps to delete messages” and save settings.
  • Configure the application or device and use information given in steps written below
  • POP3 Server Address: pop3.live.com
  • POP3 Server Port: 995
  • SSL Requirement: YES
  • SMTP Server Address: Smtp.live.com
  • SMTP Server Port: 25 (587 if not available)
  • Authentication Requirement: YES
  • Encryption Requirement: TLS
  • Username: Your email address
  • Password: Your current account password

NOTE: While setting up Hotmail pop3 server on your device or App, always enable the option saying “LEAVE A COPY OF MESSAGE ON THE SERVER” this will prevent you from deleting your emails in the primary inbox at outlook.com