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Is there a way to back-up a my hotmail email account?

I have seen that I must install Windows Live Mail to do so, is there another way?

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What email client do you use? You can configure it to connect to your Hotmail/Live account and download/check it. –  Synetech Aug 25 '11 at 6:33
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With any email POP3 client you can do that (Thunderbird, OutLook...). You have to configure it for your account, Here are the pop settings.

Incoming Server: pop3.live.com

Incoming Port: 995

SSL Encryption: yes

Outgoing Server: smtp.live.com

Outgoing port: 25 (use port 587 if the default port is not working)

Authentication: yes

TLS Or SSL: yes

Source of Information

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If you have Outlook, you can configure it to connect to your Hotmail account and copy all the mail. Then you would have a local copy. Here are some instructions. Many other mail clients can perform the same task.

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The easier way is to use Windows Live Mail application which works with Microsoft hotmail/live. Here is the link to download http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=36 Also you can use outlook with live connector free from Microsoft and have all emails available offline and can back them up using both the applications.

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