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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Hotmail finally offering POP/IMAP access!

... and it's about bleeding time. Though this has been available via Outlook (courtesy of the Outlook Connector), this hasn't been viable for those either;

1. Without Outlook
2. Unwilling/unable to install the connector
3. Unaware of the connector
4. Wanting to access the accounts via script

Now that they are offering this for all accounts without requiring this, it now means everyone and their dog can access their accounts via whichever program they choose, or if they so wish, via their own custom scripts/programs.

Read more over at the FireTrust blog;

For those wanting the quick low-down, the access details (courtesy of Chris at Firetrust) are;
  1. POP server:
  2. POP server port: 995
  3. POP SSL required? Yes
  4. User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example
  5. Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
  6. SMTP server:
  7. SMTP server port: 25
  8. SMTP Authentication required? Yes (same as POP3 username and password)
  9. SMTP SSL required? Yes

They've not mentioned the IMAP details, but I am on a hunt to see if I've just missed them ....

1 comment:

Kryten said...

Actually, they are ONLY offering pop3 access. They are still not allowing IMAP.