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  1. #1


    Guido Guest

    Live account in Windows Mail?

    Hello,

    I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for my
    hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I have
    "upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be able
    to.

    So, I hope someone knows:
    - can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
    - and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
    servers?
    - if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?

    Hope you can help,

    best,
    Guido

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  3. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Live account in Windows Mail?

    The only email program that will properly access your
    Hotmail account is Windows Live Mail:
    http://get.live.com/en-us/betas/maildesktop_betas

    Gary VanderMolen

    "Guido" <Guido@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:06C3869F-57F4-4EAB-92B8-BFE13882F73C@xxxxxx

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for my
    > hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I have
    > "upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be able
    > to.
    >
    > So, I hope someone knows:
    > - can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
    > - and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
    > servers?
    > - if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?
    >
    > Hope you can help,
    >
    > best,
    > Guido


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    Re: Live account in Windows Mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Hello,

    I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for my
    hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I have
    "upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be able
    to.

    So, I hope someone knows:
    - can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
    - and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
    servers?
    - if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?

    Hope you can help,

    best,
    Guido
    Hi Guido,

    Sorry, but Windows Mail will not support HTTP website email. Windows live Mail Beta (WLM) is the best option for the Hotmail account. Everything on the Hotmail account should be automatically setup for it when installing WLM.

    For US and UK: http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas

    For non-US and non-UK locations (direct download): http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us

    Shawn

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  5. #4


    oscar Guest

    Re: Live account in Windows Mail?

    Yup,

    I just turned one of my old Hotmail accounts into a Windows Live Hotmail
    (beta)account. Functionally, I don't see much difference except Live Hotmail
    has a bunch of other options that I wouldn't use unless I used OUTLOOK or
    Windows Mail.

    I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to use
    web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
    with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain more
    advertising dollars?

    oscar

    "brink" wrote:

    >
    > Guido;441664 Wrote:

    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for
    > > my
    > > hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I
    > > have
    > > "upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be
    > > able
    > > to.
    > >
    > > So, I hope someone knows:
    > > - can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
    > > - and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
    > > servers?
    > > - if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?
    > >
    > > Hope you can help,
    > >
    > > best,
    > > Guido
    >
    > Hi Guido,
    >
    > Sorry, but Windows Mail will not support HTTP website email. Windows
    > live Mail Beta (WLM) is the best option for the Hotmail account.
    > Everything on the Hotmail account should be automatically setup for it
    > when installing WLM.
    >
    > For US and UK: 'http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas'
    > (http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas)
    >
    > For non-US and non-UK locations (direct download):
    > 'http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us'
    > (http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us)
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
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    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM Guest

    Re: Live account in Windows Mail?

    "oscar" <oscar@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9F799C70-DBFA-4C75-8CEF-245AF5D489F6@xxxxxx

    >
    > I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to
    > use
    > web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
    > with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain
    > more
    > advertising dollars?

    You would need to talk to someone from Microsoft to get an answer to that,
    but they won't give you one even if you can reach them.

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
    Do not send mail.


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    Re: Live account in Windows Mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    Yup,

    I just turned one of my old Hotmail accounts into a Windows Live Hotmail
    (beta)account. Functionally, I don't see much difference except Live Hotmail
    has a bunch of other options that I wouldn't use unless I used OUTLOOK or
    Windows Mail.

    I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to use
    web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
    with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain more
    advertising dollars?

    oscar

    Oscar,

    Live Hotmail is a different program than Windows Live Mail Beta. I think Microsoft is just wanting to have a complete Live package using the Live name. ??

    My Windows Live Mail Beta does not have any ads in it.

    For US and UK:
    http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas


    For non-US and non-UK locations (direct download): http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us


    Shawn

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  8. #7


    Tony Guest

    Re: Live account in Windows Mail?

    Hi all,

    I have had the same problem.

    I think I have seen a solution that links Live Mail with OUTLOOK. It was a
    new release on CNET.

    Only problem.... you have to buy OUTLOOK ...

    I have OUTLOOK for work and hoped to combine home and work diarys and
    contacts ... but the cost of buying outlook for home use seems steep.

    So .. there might be a solution .. but it will cost.

    Tony.



    "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" wrote:

    > "oscar" <oscar@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9F799C70-DBFA-4C75-8CEF-245AF5D489F6@xxxxxx

    > >
    > > I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to
    > > use
    > > web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
    > > with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain
    > > more
    > > advertising dollars?
    >
    >
    > You would need to talk to someone from Microsoft to get an answer to that,
    > but they won't give you one even if you can reach them.
    >
    > --
    > Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
    > Do not send mail.
    >

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    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM Guest

    Re: Live account in Windows Mail?

    "Tony" <Tony@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2C881D9E-DDEC-4026-A64D-D2B9966B3388@xxxxxx

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have had the same problem.
    >
    > I think I have seen a solution that links Live Mail with OUTLOOK. It was a
    > new release on CNET.
    >
    > Only problem.... you have to buy OUTLOOK ...
    >
    > I have OUTLOOK for work and hoped to combine home and work diarys and
    > contacts ... but the cost of buying outlook for home use seems steep.
    >
    > So .. there might be a solution .. but it will cost.
    >
    > "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" wrote:
    >

    >> "oscar" <oscar@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:9F799C70-DBFA-4C75-8CEF-245AF5D489F6@xxxxxx

    >> >
    >> > I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail
    >> > to
    >> > use
    >> > web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows
    >> > Mail
    >> > with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain
    >> > more
    >> > advertising dollars?
    >>
    >>
    >> You would need to talk to someone from Microsoft to get an answer to
    >> that,
    >> but they won't give you one even if you can reach them.
    >>
    Free:
    Windows Live Mail; a desktop program for HTTP and POP3 mail (and, I think,
    IMAP mail):
    http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas

    --
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
    Do not send mail.


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