A hotmail account is not requires to use Windows Live Mail
For an email account to function in WLM your web site account it must support pop3 or imap.
"Nik" <Nik@newsgroup> wrote in message news:6066528D-8405-469D-A9C5-5A42EE48124B@newsgroup
> I'm so frustrated! I just got a new website for my business and I am trying
> to set up my e-mails through windows live but it keeps sending me errors. I
> am inputting all my information as the guy told me to but it still isnt
> working. Apparently my e-mail will work in OUTLOOK though. Can anyone tell me
> if i have to use an hotmail account or if i can use my own such as