View Full Version : Getting Hotmail to Outlook Express

21-07-2007, 03:02 PM
Hi Guys

Hi Can I set up a forwarding function so that I dont have to keep going into a few different hotmail accounts?

I want to goto outlook express

21-07-2007, 03:30 PM
You can only get "pop3" access to mail from a "old" free hotmail account now - if it is more than about 18 months to 2 years old (from memory)
Now you can only access paid hotmail accounts using outlook express etc

If you purchase a subscription service such as MSN Hotmail Plus or MSN Premium, you get access to your account from Outlook or Outlook Express

21-07-2007, 03:38 PM

So where do I get the software to do this and how???


21-07-2007, 03:50 PM
The way to set outlook express up for the accounts, if you can retreive mail by pop3 is...

Outllook Express --> click "Tools" (menu bar) --> select & click "Accounts"

"Internet Accounts" panel will appear.

click "Add" --> select and click "Mail"

Follow the steps and insert your email etc

repeat the process for the other email accounts


23-07-2007, 11:05 AM
Dont I need some sort of FreePOP ??

Anyone know or rec?


Speedy Gonzales
23-07-2007, 11:15 AM
How OLD are your hotmail accounts?

When did you sign up for them?

If theyre recent, you cant access it without paying for it.

You dont have to get anything extra, (if the hotmail accounts are old). You add the account/s to Outlook Express.

You follow what Bevy said. BUT if you've entered the right details for whatever hotmail account, and it brings up and error, then you cant use OE for hotmail.

23-07-2007, 12:38 PM
OK - if the hotmail accounts are not older ones and can't be accessed by OE without a subscription, then you could use something like HotPop (http://www.hotpop.com/index.jsp) instead
Hope thats of some help