Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Use Hotmail to Manage All Your E-Mail Accounts

The value of a Windows Live Hotmail account is increased exponentially by including the ability to access multiple e-mail accounts all from your Hotmail inbox. 

Not only can you can link multiple Windows Live IDs, you can also add up to four POP3 accounts to your Windows Live Hotmail account.  By following the steps below, you can send and receive e-mail from your Gmail, AOL Mail, and Yahoo! Mail Plus.

Note that POP access needs to be turned on in the other account for Hotmail to access the email. Some email services have POP turned off by default, so be sure to check those settings.  Using Gmail as an example, the option is located in Settings, Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

Add an email account

After logging on to your Windows Live Hotmail account, in the left pane, next to Inbox, click the Tools icon Picture of the Tools icon, and then click Get email from another account.

Enter your account information

In the window that opens, click Add an email account.

 Type the e-mail address and the password for the desired account to be added to your Hotmail account:

Set folders and icons

Select the folder where you'd like email from this account to go. You can also choose a colored icon to indicate mail from that account. When you're done, click Save.

Verify that you own this email address

An e-mail will be sent to the account to be forwarded to your Windows Live Hotmail.  It is necessary to approve forwarding by clicking the link in the e-mail.  
You have set up your Windows Live Hotmail account to send messages from this email address.
By adding this address, you'll be able to write messages and send them from this Windows Live Hotmail account: 

1. To verify that you own this account and want to send messages from it, click the link below:


2. The link will take you to the sign-in page for Windows Live Hotmail. Just sign in to the account that you want to send mail from. Once you've done that, your mail from that account will start being sent from this address.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Corrine! You have some really helpful info here. I'll be looking it over and link from Seven Forums.

Corrine said...

Thank you, Britton30.