Solution: Hotmail account disconnected in outlook


  • Select Tools | Account Settings… from the menu in Outlook.
  • Go to the E-mail tab.
  • Click New….
  • Make sure Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Type your name as you want it to appear in outgoing email under Your Name:.
  • Enter your Windows Live Hotmail address under E-mail Address:.
  • Make sure Manually configure server settings or additional server types is checked.
  • Click Next >.
  • Make sure Internet E-mail is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Make sure POP3 is selected under Account Type:.
  • Enter “pop3.live.com” (not including the quotation marks) under Incoming mail server:.
  • Type “smtp.live.com” under Outgoing mail server (SMTP):.
  • Enter your complete Windows Live Hotmail address (“*** Email address is removed for privacy ***”, for example) under User Name:.
  • Type your Windows Live Hotmail password under Password:.
  • Click More Settings….
  • Go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Make sure My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication is checked.
  • Verify Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.
  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • Make sure This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) is checked under Incoming server (POP3):.
  • Make sure SSL is selected for Use the following type of encrypted connection: under Outgoing server (SMTP):
  • Check that “995” appears under Incoming server (POP3:) and “25” under Outgoing server (SMTP):.
  • Click OK.
  • Now click Next >.
  • Click Finish.
  • Click Close.
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3 thoughts on “Solution: Hotmail account disconnected in outlook

  1. Yeah well this “POP3” solution will download all mailbox items to you pc, I don’t think your emails will be available online after using this. When going to Hotmail.com you will see an empty mailbox. If your pc crashes you will lose everything. POP3 will empty your online mailbox and move everything to your pc

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