Now, in considering one of the many benefits in using an email cliental program as many of you might already be aware of, it easily allows you to have a centralized platform for all of your email needs, especially if you have several email accounts.
While there are many equally efficient and user friendly email client programs, one of the most popular would be that of Microsoft’s Outlook 2003.
And so in getting on with our article and the task at hand, for those of you using Windows Live Hotmail, Outlook and its support team explains that you can actively configure the same account on your copy of Outlook 2003 by following a few simple steps. And as such, these same steps have been formulated collectively as a guide by the team and are as given below in this article.
NOTE: One of the notable platforms that Outlook 2003 uses is that of “Post Office Protocol” (POP3). This platform is fully compatible with Windows Live Hotmail
Configuring Hotmail Email Account on Outlook 2003 with the right Outlook Settings and Options
The steps are as given below:
- To begin with, the team first suggests that you close and exit all programs and applications that might still be up and running on your computer. This is to provide you with maximum system performance while performing the task
- Once you have done so, launch “MS Outlook 2003” and then choose “Account Settings” from its resulting “Tools” pull down menu
- Following which choose the “Internet Email” Outlook Settings option and then click on “Next“
- Now fill in the appropriate fields with your name and your Windows Live Hotmail address then choose “POP3” as your preference from the “Account type” menu
- Enter “pop3.live.com” and “smtp.live.com” into the “Incoming mail server” and “Outgoing mail server” boxes
- Also provide your full Windows Live Hotmail address and password in the “Username” and “Password” fields then check the “Remember password” box (this is optional)
- Next up, click on the “More Settings” button so as to select the “Outgoing Server” tab
- Then check the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” check box
- Finally, choose the “Advanced” tab and then type “995” and “587” into the “Incoming server (POP3)” and “Outgoing server (SMTP)” fields and then click “Ok“
This successfully completes our steps with Outlook Settings in configuring your Hotmail account on Outlook 2003.