Hotmail / Live POP3 Settings

In case you are like me, carrying around a smart phone;  I would like to receive email from my ancient Hotmail account. After some searching I found the info here: which was posted by dubstar_04.

K9Mail is a little more complex to setup than the default email client for Android but is far superior when it comes to speed and ease of maintenance.

In case the link gets broken here is what he posted:

It seems that this is a little known fact that msn / Hotmail pop3 access can be gained using these settings. I find that K9 Mail works better than the standard email app. Incoming: Username: Password: your password POP server: Port: 995 Security type: SSL (always) Outgoing: SMTP server: Port: 25 / 587 Security type: TLS (always) Username: Password: your password When i first set an account up it brings back some blank mail, which i delete after that it works fine. Regards, Dubstar_04

If you are reading this, chances are you have a Windows Live or Hotmail account. If that is the case, I recommend another one of my articles to get the most out your Skydrive.

6 thoughts on “Hotmail / Live POP3 Settings

    • I am partial to Google but Bing is starting to really take shape. It probably will never be quite as good as Google, their companies primary goal is to make money through their searching capabilities. Yahoo has been floundering for years, and Microsoft was been trying to buy them last year.

  1. ……When trying to open up Windows Mail it randomly asked for my user name and password. I put in the correct info from when I set up my account and it wont accept the user name or password.

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