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Last week I blogged about POP3 settings for Hotmail not being available for US customers. Well, even though I haven’t read anything official from the Hotmail Team about it, it seems like US Hotmail customers can now take advantage of POP3 settings from any e-mail client that accepts it, such as your iPhone, Windows Mobile devices, Gmail, Yahoo mail, Outlook Express, and so on. For Outlook users, it’s the freedom of having access to your e-mail without using the Outlook Connector. I wrote a post about some issues I faced when installing the Outlook Connector on my Vista Box, so I’m pleased that I don’t have to go through that again.

Here are the settings, retrieved from the Windows Live Blog, to get you going :

  • POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
  • POP SSL required? Yes
  • User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
  • Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
  • SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25)
  • Authentication required: Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
  • TLS/SSL Required: Yes

Enjoy.. I know I will.