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By ssb_0227steve ·
I am trying to set up OUTLOOK and am having trouble detertmining the mail servers names. I have tried POP3,SMTP, and mail.msn.com. The books have done me little good...no examples. Found some once, but don't know ehere.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to MSN mail servers

As I remember, MSN no longer has normal POP3 or SMTP servers anymore, ever since they fully migrated to the Hotmail way of doing e-mail.

What you can do is set up Outlook Express or Outlook XP to use HTTP servers to get/send MSN e-mail. I set my wife's computer to do this very thing.

Here are some instructions I found to do this:

To set up your Hotmail account in Outlook Express, you'll need to use Outlook Express version 5.5 or later.

In Outlook Express, click Accounts on the Tools menu.

In the Internet Accounts dialog box, click Add, and then click Mail.

On the first page of the Internet Connection Wizard, type your full name, and then click Next.

On the Internet E-mail Address page, type your full Hotmail address (name@hotmail.com).

On the E-mail Server Name page, click HTTP in the My incoming mail server is box.

In the box My HTTP service provider is, click Hotmail or Other.

If the box Incoming mail server is displayed, type
http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp (this is probably already showing up so you don't need to type it)

On the Internet Mail Logon page, type your account name and password in the respective boxes. Your account name is the first half of your MSN Hotmail e-mail address (the information before the @ sign).

Click Finish to add your Hotmail account to Outlook Express.

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by ssb_0227steve In reply to

Great answer! More than I expected. Too bad the book writers don't do as well.

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