Not So Hot

Hotmail.  You probably have an account. You probably don’t use it other than to sign up for those services that require some kind of email address.  If you do, however, have an @hotmail.com address, you’ll want to know that Microsoft is distancing itself from the email provider.  Distancing itself so far as to develop @outlook.com.

If you do have a @hotmail.com addy, its cool, you won’t notice a thing.  If you decide to go with @outlook.com, you’ll be in good company, from what critics are saying, this thing could take on Google’s Gmail.  The best part of the new Outlook web email is that its clean. There’s not a lot of crap that gets in the way of getting to your messages.  Getting email will become cleaner as well with attachments coming to you in a more organized manner.   You’ll be able to sort through that quasi-junk mail easier too.  You know, those newsletters you may or may not read.  The kind that you’ll only read if you ever get around to it.  The annoying ads that come with free email addresses are also limited.  Clean, one line ads are the only thing you’ll be bothered with.

All in all, it should be a great option for email.  I looked over some of it and to tell you the truth, I like it.

What web-based email do you use? Which one is the best? Will you go after a outlook.com addy?

Rock forth, Mitch
ISYWILAY

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4 Comments on Not So Hot

  1. M-Train is not happy, because as of right now, he can’t get it on his Android. It seems that POP/mobile access is not enabled as of now, even though it goes through the outlook.com platform, which is very mobile.

    M-Train can’t understand why this would be, if it wants to take on Gmail, et. al.

    Fist pump on!

  2. M-Train finally got it working. What you have to do is this:

    pop.live3.com port 110 with SSL
    smtp.live.com port 587 with TLS and authentication enabled, not SSL port 25 or 587. TLS.

    Do this, and M-Train says you’ll be fist pumping with Outlook on your Android, Blackberry, iPhone, or dare M-Train say it, your desktop.

  3. Grr…. the POP port needs to be 995, which it will default to when you select SSL protocol for POP.

    So, to finalize:

    pop3.live.com port 995 with SSL
    smtp.live.com port 587 with TLS and authentication (or “login”) enabled, not SSL port 25 or 587. TLS.

    Fist pump thee on!

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