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I've tried a dozen of tutorials for that and I cannot find why it don't work, I can send mail but not receive it ...

I've tried also thunderbird but my second hotmail don't work, I used it to learn how to config claws-mail without any luck and there's no tool to migrate from thunderbird to claws-mail ...

If you've got some ideas for me, I would love to know them and try it !!!

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are you sure you've entered your POP3 adress correctly?

Claws can use the POP3 and SMTP functions, so you shouldn't have any trouble installing it...

alternatively you could reinstall Claws and use the wizard described here:

Hotmail: POP3 = (port 995) SMTP= (port 25)

Gmail: POP3 = (port 995) SMTP = (port 465)

Check if your firewall has the used ports open and don't forget to enable pop in gmail (see settings)

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I said that I have used thunderbird before so I have the same settings as before and thunderbird still work well ... – zillion Nov 18 '09 at 2:29

This is my settings for Hotmail and works perfect.

Server type: IMAP4
Server address:
Username: Your full Hotmail address
Use SSL to connect to receiving server: yes
Use SSL via STARTTLS: no
Client SSL certificate: leave blank
SMTP server address:
Use authentication: yes
SMTP username and password: leave blank to use the same as POP
Use SSL to connect to SMTP server: yes
Use SSL via STARTTLS: yes
Client SSL certificate: leave blank
Mailbox name: Hotmail
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