Hotmail.com supports IMAP / SMTP
That means you don't have to use Hotmail.com webmail interface! You can check your emails using other email programs (like Mailbird, Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird). Using desktop email programs will make you more productive and your email will always be available, even offline.
Setup Your Hotmail.com Account with Your Email Program Using IMAP
To access your Hotmail.com email account from a desktop email program, you'll need the IMAP and SMTP settings below:
|Hotmail.com (Outlook.com) IMAP Server||imap-mail.outlook.com|
|IMAP username||Your full email address|
|IMAP password||Your Hotmail.com password|
|Hotmail.com (Outlook.com) SMTP Server||smtp-mail.outlook.com|
|SMTP username||Your full email address|
|SMTP password||Your Hotmail.com password|
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