Microsoft recently announced that it is reversing its long-standing decision to charge for POP access to their free Hotmail accounts as described in a previous post. Below are screen shots showing how to set up in Entourage.
Create a Windows Live Hotmail POP Account
POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example email@example.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 587) **instead of using port 25 it’s best to use 587
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes
Note: I checked “Override default POP port 995”, but when saved it shows as unchecked.
Setting under the Option tab
POP accounts will delete a message from the server after downloading unless you select to “leave on the server.” If you plan on downloading this account to your iPhone, you will need to be sure you make the correct selections. The first option to partially receive should be set at a lower setting so you can decide if you want to download the entire message on your phone. This is especially important if you get a lot of spam on this account.
See this link for help setting up your iPhone.
Some users don’t see how to create a POP account. Do not try to use the Create a Hotmail account. This is the old web account that is being discontinued.
To create a POP Account see this page for additional help.
Confused over only the Inbox messagers are showing?
POP accounts only download from the Inbox. If you have created folders in your browser and want that mail downloaded into Entourage, you will need to move the mail back to the Inbox to download. I would do one folder at a time so you can easily move to a new folder you create in Entourage. If you want the functionality of having all mail stored on the server, I suggest getting a Gmail IMAP account. It’s free.
Custom Rule: Move messages from each POP account to it’s own Inbox.
By design all POP messages go to a single Inbox under “On My Computer”. If you want Hotmail to have it’s own Inbox, create a rule to move al Hotmail messages to a folder you create.
Make a folder for the Hotmail account Inbox. Create a rule: