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nickco
July 21st, 2009, 02:38 AM
I have searched the forums and tried various things, like installing the webmail addon and changing ports, but no matter what I do when thunderbird attempts to connect to pop3.live.com to retrieve the mail form my hotmail account, the status bar at the bottom just says 'connecting to pop3.live.com...' until the connection times out. I am very new and am not sure what is wrong.

Moop
July 21st, 2009, 02:59 AM
In Thunderbird go to the server settings and and check the box for SSL. I think the port should be set to 995.

llamabr
July 21st, 2009, 03:42 AM
I seem to remember that hotmail doesn't allow pop. This blog:

http://mailcall.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!CC9301187A51FE33!44348.entry

says it's only for hotmail plus users, whatever that is. Are you one of those?

grizzler
July 25th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Used to be. Now it is available to free accounts as well. See http://windowslivewire.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2F7EB29B42641D59!32413.entry

The hotmail webmail add-on is no longer required.

koleoptero
July 25th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Used to be. Now it is available to free accounts as well. See http://windowslivewire.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2F7EB29B42641D59!32413.entry

The hotmail webmail add-on is no longer required.

Hooray! Thank you so much. Finally pop3 for hotmail.

Trully, really, thank you :KS