Ask the school. Most schools have an on campus computer support or a web site with information.
It would be incorrect to assume that Windows Live Mail is compatible with all products made by Microsoft.
Fyi...my alumni *.edu account is accessible by imap and pop3(by a variety of email clients supporting those protocols),
telenet(until phased out), **and** Outlook Web access. I.e. Ask the school or visit their web site.
"auron586" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> sorry, i do not really know much about Email.. how would i find out if
> my college Email supports pop3 or imap? would i need to ask them, or is
> there a simpler way?
> the only way i can access my account from home at the moment is with
> Outlook web access.
> i thought that it would just naturally work since both Windows live
> mail and Microsoft outlook are made by the same company.