Windows Live Hotmail finally gets free POP3 support

By on January 15, 2009, 11:58 AM
In a long-overdue move, Microsoft has begun rolling out free POP3 support to Windows Live Hotmail users in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands – with more countries to come soon. The much requested feature was previously available for $19.95 per year as part of Windows Live Hotmail Plus, despite other email services offering it for free.


It's been speculated for a while now that Microsoft had plans to offer POP3 access to all users and finally that day has arrived. Check out the full details here. Additionally, another new feature that is rolling out is “Quick Add,” an expandable or collapsible sidebar that enables users to quickly search for maps, addresses and more allowing the contextual information to be quickly transferred to an email at the click of a button.




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windmill007 said:
How about a better spam filter like gmail
aolish said:
Having some trouble in setting up outlook to connect to my hotmail account. For some odd reason I keep getting a password rejection error. But meanwhile I put in the same password in my msn account and it works just fine. What the heck? Anyone have any suggestions?
windmill007 said:
[b]Originally posted by aolish:[/b][quote]Having some trouble in setting up outlook to connect to my hotmail account. For some odd reason I keep getting a password rejection error. But meanwhile I put in the same password in my msn account and it works just fine. What the heck? Anyone have any suggestions?[/quote]Maybe try to change your password in hotmail and try again.
tengeta said:
Will Yahoo follow by any chance?
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