Free Hotmail accounts have always been accessible via a web browser but access with an email client previously required premium services. Microsoft made the switch in January 2009 to allow free POP account access in an email client.
This article will help you setup your Windows Live Hotmail account in Outlook for Mac 2011 and explain your options to access your data that does not directly download. To setup Microsoft Entourage as POP see this . . .
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