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How to Configure Hotmail in Outlook 2013?

Hotmail is a free Webmail service launched by the Microsoft Corporation back in 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in California. It was one of the first most recognizable webmail services in the world. Therefore, millions of users trust and use its services.

However, recently, Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Hotmail and moving the millions of users to Outlook.com, a rebranding of Windows Live Hotmail. It came with an improved user interface and features. The old Hotmail users can still keep their @hotmail.com email addresses, but new users cannot do so. Instead, they can only create their email accounts with @outlook.com addresses. 

Since Outlook.com is the current official name of formal Hotmail, users set up their Hotmail account in Outlook. If you are here to learn how you can setup Hotmail in outlook 2013, you have come to the right place. In this article below, I will take you through a systematic guide on setting up your Hotmail account in outlook 2013. Therefore, if you want to learn, be sure to give this article a read!

Set up Hotmail in Outlook 2013

If you want to setup Hotmail in outlook 2013, here are the steps you need to follow:

1) Open your email account in the browser 

2) Here, you need to go to the Options icon

3) Click on Options

4) Next, you need to select POP or IMAP

5) Now, enable the POP Option by selecting Yes

6) Click on Save

7) Now, open Outlook 2013

8) Go to the File tab

9) Click on Account Settings

10) Under Account Settings, select Add and remove accounts or change existing connection settings option

11) A new window will show up. 

12) Click on New

13) Again, a new window will show up, and you just need to click on Next

14) Now, you need to choose Manual setup or additional server types option

15) Click Next

16) Here, select POP or IMAP 

17) Again, click Next

18) A new window will show up, and in that window, type in user information, email   address, server information, and login information

19) Under the User Information section, enter your name and full email address 

20) Now, under the Server Information section, enter the following information:

      • Select POP3 as an account type
      • The incoming mail server should be pop-mail.outlook.com
      • The outgoing mail server should be smtp-mail.outlook.com

21) Under the Login Information section, enter your user name and password

22) Next, click on the More Settings option

23) Now, choose the Outgoing Server tab

24) Check the checkbox that says My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication option

25) Now, click on the Advanced tab and enter the following details

      • The incoming server (POP3) should be 995
      • Check the checkbox that says This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)
      • The outgoing server (SMTP) should be 587
      • Next, select TLS as the encrypted connection type
      • Make sure to deselect Remove from server after 14 days

26) Click OK

27) Click Next

28) Finally, you have successfully set up Hotmail in outlook 2013 

29) Click Close

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