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Creating windows Live e-mail account

  1. #1


    Tim78 Guest

    Creating windows Live e-mail account

    I was applying to a job on craigslist.com, however, I cannot apply without a
    Windows Live e-mail account ( apparently, I cannot use a hotmail account ).
    I already have a Windows Live ID. When I attempt to send my resume to the
    job poster Windows Live requires that I set up an e-mail server account. How
    do I find out my e-mail server type, incoming mail ( POP3 or IMAP) server,
    and outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name? Thanks fpr the help.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Charlie Tame Guest

    Re: Creating windows Live e-mail account

    Those POP SMTP and IMAP details will depend on your mail service
    provider, usually your Internet Service Provider, have they given you an
    email address and if so what's the part after the @ sign, do NOT put the
    full address here because it will get abused. If you can look on the ISP
    web site they may have email settings info for you to follow...

    If I am guessing right it may just be that when you click on the link it
    is popping up the settings window for WLM, is there no published email
    contact address in the ad? If not doesn't it show up when the window
    pops up so you can just copy it to Hotmail account?

    Tim78 wrote:

    > I was applying to a job on craigslist.com, however, I cannot apply without a
    > Windows Live e-mail account ( apparently, I cannot use a hotmail account ).
    > I already have a Windows Live ID. When I attempt to send my resume to the
    > job poster Windows Live requires that I set up an e-mail server account. How
    > do I find out my e-mail server type, incoming mail ( POP3 or IMAP) server,
    > and outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name? Thanks fpr the help.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Creating windows Live e-mail account

    Sounds like you normally use Hotmail via the web interface.
    If so, you can set it as the default email service in Vista, so it will
    handle MailTo links like the ones in Craigslist.
    To make Hotmail your default email service, apply this fix:

    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/def...le/vandermolen


    "Tim78" <Tim78@newsgroup> wrote in message news:E8658A3A-6909-4913-A034-1772812690F3@newsgroup

    >I was applying to a job on craigslist.com, however, I cannot apply without a
    > Windows Live e-mail account ( apparently, I cannot use a hotmail account ).
    > I already have a Windows Live ID. When I attempt to send my resume to the
    > job poster Windows Live requires that I set up an e-mail server account. How
    > do I find out my e-mail server type, incoming mail ( POP3 or IMAP) server,
    > and outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name? Thanks fpr the help.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Creating windows Live e-mail account

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