POP3 For Hotmail

If you are a Hotmail user, I am sure you know already that Microsoft has kindly offered POP3 for Hotmail users worldwide. At first, they only opened this feature to accounts in selected countries.

Since Hotmail is still my primary email account, you can bet I was so happy with this piece of news. I set up Hotmail on my iPhone and Nokia E61i with the Incoming and Outgoing Mail Servers and Port numbers for Windows Live Mail.

I could receive and send out email from my iPhone but could only receive email on my Nokia E61i and not send out. I tried so many times with different Port numbers and failed. For that matter, I also could not send out email on my Gmail account on Nokia E61i unless I selected IMAP, and not POP3.

At this point, though, Hotmail only supports POP3 and not IMAP, which means that even if we are able to access our new Hotmail messages on our mobile devices, we are not able to view the other folders except for Inbox. This means that giving us POP3 is not much different than logging into Hotmail via our mobile browser, which was what I have been doing and still doing since Hotmail POP3 is quite slow!

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