Can't get Outlook to work with Hotmail

Can't get Outlook to work with Hotmail

Post by Ryan » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 13:07:03

I want Outlook to manage my hotmail account. I go to tools
server, and say the service provider is Hotmail. It
automatically plugs in this link for the server:
type in my account name and password and finish.

Whenever I try to download my online folders, send or
recieve mail, or do just about anything it says:

"Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server.
Account: 'Hotmail'.
Server: ' '
. Protocol: HTTPMail. Server Response: 'Service
Unavailable'. Port 0. Secure(SSL): No. Error Numbuer:

Hope this isn't too long. By the way, I access the
internet through WLAN and have XP with SP 2. Outlook
Express is version 6.


Can't get Outlook to work with Hotmail

Post by Ryan » Fri, 08 Oct 2004 13:18:32

Nevermind. I just found out that it's because I have to
pay to use Outlook with hotmail...


Can't get Outlook to work with Hotmail

Post by anomymou » Sat, 09 Oct 2004 15:12:16

Yep. Used to be able to use OE to d/l the free Hotmail
email accounts, but they just changed that within the
last couple of weeks. As far as I know, Hotmail was the
only free email you could do that with. If there's some
other one out there, I would like to know. I detest Web-
based email, but I've had my Hotmail account for a long
time and still have use for it as a secondary email

Can't get Outlook to work with Hotmail

Post by N. Mille » Sat, 09 Oct 2004 17:15:58

In article <04aa01c4acfd$c25bdc80$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, anomymous says...

I can still use POP3 with my free Juno Mail account; until Dec. 1, 2004. I
could have still used POP3 with a free Eudoramail account, if I had kept the
POP3 checks going. They turn it off on dormant accounts, and won't reinstate
it; nor do they allow new sign-ups to use POP3 access. I can still use POP3
for MyRealBox and GMX mail; both free. MyRealBox is flaky, though, because
it is a beta for Novell products. I don't know how long GMX will continue
free POP3 access. You have to be able to read German to understand what is
on the site.

In general, the amount of spam flooding email accounts, and the amount of
hardware necessary to handle it, have made free accounts too expensive to
offer any more. Advertising doesn't cover the additional costs inflicted by
spammers. If anything, as advertisers discover that web ads are less
effective, they balk at paying the going rates; the mail service providers
have to make up the revenue shortfall somehow.

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