Hotmail updating via the S60 e-mail client
Just a little announcement here that’s mostly of interest to phone users but may possibly be of use to some other people. Hotmail is now available to use via POP3 e-mail clients. That’s right phone lovers, you too can waste your data allowances downloading more spam than you’ll ever read.
Unfortunately most of the decent e-mail clients rely solely on setting up mail via a wizard with preset settings for their known providers and this is so new that most of those services haven’t updated yet. To manually set up your Hotmail, use these settings.
- Username – your Hotmail e-mail address
- Password – your password, duh
- Pop Server – pop3.live.com
- Pop Port – 995
- SSL – Yes
- SMTP Server – smtp.live.com
- SMTP Port – 25 or 587
- Authentication – Yes
While not all settings will be needed for all phones, simply entering the ones you need and connecting will allow you access to your Hotmail account.