WebDAV finally going away.

  • Thread starter Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]
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Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]

Well, I think the time has come. Some of us have been able to use free
Hotmail accounts in Outlook without the Outlook Connector because older
accounts were still permitted to use the old WebDAV protocol for the
connection. Two days ago, I received a message from the Live people that if I
wanted to continue using Hotmail with Outlook that I'd need to install the
Outlook Connector. I'm not complaining and I have no problem to solve. I
just wanted to provide a heads-up to those others who are also still using
WebDAV. If you haven't seen that message yet, I suspect you will shortly.
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

You can set it up for regular POP3 and not have to use the connector.
 
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Roady [MVP]

That was only for about a month or so. That limitation is no more and all
Live Hotmail accounts should have free POP3 access now. If not, contact Live
Hotmail Support.



Dave Warren said:
In message <[email protected]> "Brian Tillman [MVP -
Outlook] said:

In some countries... Your location (as defined in your account profile)
seems to make a difference here.
 
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Steven

Great stuff - if it it's going to be totally free via POP that's very
commendable for Microsoft....
what are the pop/smtp addresses that I should be using for hotmail a/c's ...
or where should I find them ?
 
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Dave Warren

That was only for about a month or so. That limitation is no more and all
Live Hotmail accounts should have free POP3 access now. If not, contact Live
Hotmail Support.

It was far longer then a month, it was at least three months between
when I set up my first US based user and when I was able to start POPing
my own test account (I'm Canadian)

One of my users reported that as of last week they had a "POP3 service
is still being rolled out for members of your country" message received
from Hotmail support. I don't recall which country, although I could
probably look it up, somewhere in eastern Europe I believe.
 
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Steven

If you're using several email accounts can't the latest MS Mail program
(Outlook 2007 ?) distinguish between them so that just as with WebDAV emails
go securely to where they belong, and not all get dropped into the same
Inbox folder....
 
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Dave Warren

In message <#[email protected]> "Steven"
Great stuff - if it it's going to be totally free via POP that's very
commendable for Microsoft....

Microsoft is just trying to keep up with Gmail, nothing particularly
commendable about that.

A day late and a dollar short, but at least they're trying.
 
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Dave Warren

(I guess I could have answered the question too, sorry... )

In message <#[email protected]> "Steven"
what are the pop/smtp addresses that I should be using for hotmail a/c's ...
or where should I find them ?

POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example (e-mail address removed)
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows
Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25)
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and
password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes
 
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