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If you will try to configure Windows Mail to retrieve your e-mail messages from services such as Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Mail, you will always receive the following error message: 'Windows Mail no longer supports the HTTP servers used by Hotmail and other web-based e-mail providers'. That's because, for reasons known only by Microsoft, HTTP forwarding is no longer supported in Windows Mail. You can retrieve your e-mail messages only if you use their newest e-mail client called Windows Live Mail.
In our future articles we will talk more about this new e-mail client. For now, I will show you how to configure it to connect to Windows Live Hotmail and MSN Mail, and access your e-mail from your computer.
First, download and install Windows Live Mail. Then launch it and look for the 'Add an e-mail account' button.
Now complete the following fields with your personal information as shown below.
After you have filled all your personal information, click on Next. In the next window check the box that says 'Set this account as the default mail account'.
Congratulations! This is all there is to it.Now Windows Live Mail will automatically download all your e-mail messages.
Windows Live Mail - A short overview