The original web-based email service, launched in 1996 and subsequently purchased and operated by Microsoft.

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Where can I get POP/IMAP settings for Windows Live Domain emails

I have setup email for my custom domain using Windows Live Domains. I then upgraded from the Hotmail interface to the new Outlook.com interface. I cannot seem to find the POP/IMAP settings to connect ...
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How to stop someone from sending emails from my domain using hotmail

Someone on our organization used his corporate email account as secondary email account on hotmail, so he could send email from hotmail that looked like it was sent from our servers. He no longer ...
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Hacker sending email from hotmail, changing password doesn't stop it

A colleague of mine seems to have had their hotmail account hacked - lots of spam is being sent from their account to their contacts, and the spams show up in their Sent folder so they're definitely ...
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Sync my outlook (2007) calendar with hotmail calendar

I would think this should be simple ... I'm trying to figure out how to publish my outlook 2007 calendar from my desktop to my hotmail\live account. I found a couple links (e.g. publish calendar, ...
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Outlook 2013 keeps freezing, semi-consistently

I have an oddity of problem with my Outlook's stability. It seems to be freezing up, not at random intervals, but based on a seemingly strange combination of configurations. I have been trying many ...
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Setting up Hotmail IMAP in Mozilla Thunderbird

So I've been trying to get hotmail setup in Thunderbird but I cannot get it to work. I know hotmail IMAP works fine in Windows Live Mail. How can I get it to work in Thunderbird?
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Can I synchronize hotmail folders in thunderbird?

I'm using Thunderbird to load my Hotmail mail. It works fine (see previous post). But there is one problem: How can I synchronize the folders I've defined online in Hotmail? And is it possible to ...
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How do I sync my contacts between my Exchange and Hotmail accounts?

I keep all my contacts in my work email account (MS Exchange with Outlook 2010) and also use Hotmail for emails (e.g. myname@live.com). I would like to be able to access all my Exchange contacts when ...
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How can I know IP address of the sender in Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail?

Is there a way to know sender's IP address sent in Gmail/Yahoo Mail/Hotmail any mail?
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back up hotmail account mails to hard drive

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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Virus / Malware: Explorer window with strange user logged into Hotmail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I was looking into a PC, the user of which had complained that he couldn't connect to the internet and ...
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What is the simplest way to associate mailto URLs with the hotmail web site?

Family computer support question: I have a relative who's a hotmail user. I'd like to setup his machine (IE 8 Vista) so that when he clicks on a mailto URL it opens a new page/tab for composing mail ...
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Can my firewall block web-based emails?

I am not receiving emails in my hotmail account from one particular address. (They're not being filtered out as junk mail, before you ask) I have been given the suggestion that they are being blocked ...
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Thunderbird is not marking mails in the server as read

I'm using Thunderbird to download mails from a Hotmail account. It works all right, except that the mails in the server are only marked as read when I log in to the webmail service and read them ...
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Delete hotmail account but keep MSN messenger

Is it possible to delete hotmail account but keep MSN messenger. My hotmail account got hacked into sending spam and I'm just fed up. I want to get rid of the email account but unfortunately I do use ...
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Is there a way to read Hotmail mail with Thunderbird without using the WebMail pluging?

Some sites tell me Hotmail has POP3 access now, but with Thunderbird it doesn't seem to work. The only solution (which I didn't test yet) is a WebMail plugin that helps Thunderbird to read data from ...
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how to tell outlook not to delete hotmail messages after downloading

how do I tell outlook not to delete hotmail messages after downloading them? I just want outlook to download the messages and do nothing else. so if I delete it in outlook nothing should happen in ...
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Multi-user calendar program my wife and I can share?

I'm not sure if anything exists, but I'm trying to figure out a way for my wife and I (or more) to utilize a web-based calendar system. We both use Windows Live Mail, so my first guess is that we ...
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Is there an easy way to open hotmail from outlook?

I like the Outlook interface but use hotmail. Is there a way to read by hotmail messages from outlook?
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Log in to Hotmail automatically with KeePass?

Is it possible to log into Hotmail or Google Mail automatically using a password manager like KeePass? I am trying to use the auto-type feature of this program by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+A key ...
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What Is All Of This Stuff In My Sent Email From Hotmail? [closed]

I sent an email from my Hotmail account to myself and viewed the source. I did this from www.Hotmail.com and sent only the text 'Test'. When I received the email, I viewed the source in Outlook and ...
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What Are the Risks of Storing a “Personal” Email Password Password Locally?

I sometimes use MS Outlook 2010 on my home PC to check my personal Hotmail, but I have to type my password in every time I connect. What risks would I face if I allowed MS Outlook to memorize my ...
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Is there a Hotmail adapter for Outlook 2011 on Mac?

Ironically, the only email account I have that does not run on the new Outlook 2011 for Mac is my MSN account. I have to run it in Mac Mail which autoconfigures the account without a problem, whereas ...
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Do I have to log in to all my hotmail and live email accounts to prevent their removal or

I have all my Hotmail/Live addresses linked so I can operate them all from one browser window. I know that Microsoft requires us to log in every (6 mos.?) to affirm our interest or they will remove ...
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Why do I have to log into hotmail twice?

I just recently noticed I have to attempt a login into hotmail twice before it succeeds. Although I'm using Google Chrome (3.0.195.21), the symptoms are well described in a Mozilla thread. In short, ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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All Windows Live Messenger chat being emailed to me

So for some reason I'm receiving emails from the person I'm chatting with containing the chat log of the last several lines of the conversation. This has happened with 2 different people only since I ...
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In internet Explorer 9 and Hotmail, is there a way to open an HTML attachment directly?

I just ran the updates on a Windows PC, and Internet Explorer 9 was installed. Now the user has lost the option to open HTML attachments in Hotmail. Other attachments provide an option to open, but ...
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Auto-insert hyperlinks in Hotmail in Chrome

I am trying to get my mom to use Google Chrome. However she gets upset because in Hotmail with Google Chrome, links pasted into the email body show up as plain text, while Internet Explorer turns them ...
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Get folders from my msn account onto outlook

I have my msn email account setup with a bunch of folders to put all my different emails in. I don't use rules, just drag and drop sort. On my current computer, I have it go to outlook, and all the ...
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Is there any way to use Gmail and be able to chat with people that use Hotmail?

I don't know much about IM. All my life I had a Hotmail account, just like all my friends, and used MSN / Windows Live Messenger, so everything was fine. But recently I've changed to Gmail. The ...
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How can I synchronize my Outlook address book with web based email accounts?

I've been using Outlook 2007 and recently I've tried to export my address book to a file in order to load it to Hotmail and Yahoo email accounts. When I try to export my contacts, there seems to be 2 ...
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MSN Can not connect, error 800488fe

Q: I usually sign in MSN , and every thing is okay ,but yesterday when i tried to sign in as usual i get the following error 800488fe and can't sign in at all , i tried to sign in even with my ...
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Sharing editable calendar with Outlook (Exchange) and Hotmail (Live/Outlook.com)

I'm using Outlook 2010 at work (Exchange). My account is also synced to my Android phone+tablet. For me there is no other solution than to able to add this new calendar to my Outlook, so that I'm able ...
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hacker sending from hotmail, nothing stops it, not joe jobbing [closed]

My partner's hotmail account was hacked. She changed the password. The account is still sending spam emails from the hacker. Now, I know all the usual suggestions, and none of them are going to ...
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Changing display email address in Windows-8 Users app

I have a @hotmail.com address that was used to connect to my Windows 8 local user account. This is the account that shows up in the Users app, as well as on the lock screen. I also have an aliased ...
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Converting IMAP to POP3

I would like to set my settings on Microsoft Windows Hotmail to allow me to change from IMAP to POP3. I'm trying to change a setting where all my university emails have been downloaded to my Outlook ...
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TLS 1.0 Unchecked Unable to open GMAIL, HOTMAIL and other Logins?

I am using Firefox 6.02 and Windows 7 x86 version. I was recently unable to log in to Gmail, Hotmail and other such websites. I checked the preferences and figured out there was some security issue as ...
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How to Configure hotmail in Outlook 2007

I have been trying to configure my hotmail account in Outlook 2007 and getting errors.I also tried Outlook connector but still unable to connect.It shows "Time: 7/1/2011 6:06:22 PM Error in Mail This ...
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Possible to configure Windows Live Messenger to open Hotmail in IE with Windows Live Mail installed?

If Windows Live Messenger is installed standalone when you click the mail icon it opens Hotmail in the web browser (typically IE). After installing Windows Live Mail clicking the mail icon in ...
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Why does Windows 8.1 use my Hotmail address wherever my “full name” is supposed to appear?

I am signed on to my Windows 8.1 machine not as a Microsoft account but with a local account. Yet Windows 8.1 presents my email address as my "full name" to all applications that ask for it (i.e. ...
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Privacy with new windows accounts?

Windows 8 is insisting me to use Hotmail account to login into operating system. Having this, will it be possible to identify me with Internet Explorer from any site? UPDATE If I go to Hotmail site ...
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Email 'rules' for Outlook.com and Outlook 2013

I was under the assumption that when I make a rule in Outlook 2013, which is ActiveSync'd to my Outlook.com account, it makes that as a server rule (unless something in my rule makes it impossible to ...
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I'm getting emails not addressed to me

Now this is driving me nuts. My hotmail account is getting emails that are not addressed to me. I know about the BCC field, but this doesn't appear to be that. Someone with the email address ...
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No email received in Outlook web access unless forwarding is enabled to another account

I'm not receiving any email in Outlook (nothing in spam, trash etc), however, if I set up forwarding to a gmail address I can receive the mail. POP is disabled and shouldn't be deleting mail from the ...
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Outlook Mail not sending the entire email

I'm using Outlook service from the Chrome Web Browser. I'm having a Hotmail ID btw. I don't think that my account is sending Mails in full because when I checked in the "Sent" folder only the first ...
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A genuine message from Microsoft or scam? [closed]

Can't login into my hotmail account, but received message "It looks like someone else might be using your account". Is it a genuine one or is someone phishing? EDIT It redirects to the following ...
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Can I sync my Microsoft Account with my Mac?

I know it's possible to access my Microsoft Account data (contacts and calendar) using ActiveSync. However, OS X does not support ActiveSync, only Exchange. I was wondering if there is a way to sync ...
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How to stop the obvious spam in messenger without removing contact?

A trusted friend of mine has been sending me spam for the last few weeks. This is obviously hacked or something. But I don't which account is it since his yahoo, facebook, linkedin and what not ...
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Sync hotmail calendar with outlook (Without Outlook Connector!)

I have a slightly weird request, but will explain why I need this below. I want to sync my Hotmail Calendar and Contacts with an Outlook account, without using Outlook Connector and without syncing ...