|Getting set up on Outlook [message #90309]
||Fri, 01 December 2006 14:12
Registered: December 2006
At the moment I use hotmail and yahoo but I would like to use them in |
conjunction with Outlook. Could someone show me a link that explains how to
set this up? I have Outlook on my desktop but have never used it. All the
info I have managed to find so far assumes you have gone through the initial
|Re: Getting set up on Outlook [message #90347]
||Fri, 01 December 2006 21:57
Registered: July 2006
"Biba" <Biba@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message |
> At the moment I use hotmail and yahoo but I would like to use them in
> conjunction with Outlook. Could someone show me a link that explains how
> set this up? I have Outlook on my desktop but have never used it. All the
> info I have managed to find so far assumes you have gone through the
> set up.
The short answer is if you are using the free mail services, you probably
can't do this. With one exception you have to be using the paid
For Hotmail, you must be using the paid Hotmail service for this kind of
access unless you have an old, pre-september 2004, grandfathered Hotmail
account. If you have a free Hotmail account created near or after that
date (and possibly weren't using Outlook or OE to access it) you simply
can't use Outlook or Outlook Express with it.
For Yahoo, you need the premium service, about US$20/yr and there isn't a
way around it.
The instructions below are for Outlook 2003, and yes, do assume that you ran
Outlook the first time and went through the wizard and already have an email
account set up. If you didn't, you can either use the information below in
the wizard, or close the wizard telling Outlook to *not* create an email
account. You're then able to follow the directions below.
You *can* use free Gmail accounts with Outlook, though.
"On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
1.. Click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
2.. Click HTTP, and then click Next.
3.. Under User Information, do the following:
1.. In the Your Name box, type your full name the way you want it to
appear to other people.
2.. In the E-mail Address box, type your MSN account name, followed by
@msn.com or @hotmail.com.
4.. Under Server Information, in the HTTP Mail Service Provider box, click
MSN or Hotmail.
Note The HTTP Mail Service Provider setting automatically switches to MSN
or Hotmail if an e-mail address ending with @msn.com or @hotmail.com is
entered in step 4.
The Server URL for MSN or MSN Hotmail is automatically set.
5.. Under Logon Information, do the following:
1.. In the User Name box, type your e-mail address, including @msn.com
2.. In the Password box, type your password.
3.. Select the Remember password check box.
Note You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by
typing it in the Password box and selecting the Remember password check box.
Having Outlook remember your password means that you won't have to type your
password each time you access the account; however, it also means that the
account is vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer. Use strong
passwords that combine upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
Weak passwords don't mix these elements. Strong password: Y6dh!et5. Weak
password: House27. Use a strong password that you can remember so that you
don't have to write it down.
6.. Click Finish.
Note Do not select the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)