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I am new to Vista and actually like Windows Mail. I have my ISP email account which works as it should in Windows Mail. I also have a @live.com (I suppose this is the replacement for the hotmail account.). Is there a way of adding the @live.com account to the accounts in Windows Mail? If this should be addressed in the Vista Forum feel free to move it please. TIA for any help:)
 
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Go to Tools > Accounts within Windows Mail. That wizard should be pretty self-explanatory in adding your @live account. I was able to set up one of my gmail accounts pretty easily with it. ;)
 

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Account: 'mail.live.com', Server: 'mail.live.com', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR Cannot connect to POP server 207.46.11.121 (207.46.11.121:110), connect error 10060', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC90

Above is the error I get in return when attempting to use the standard inputs
 

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according to Microsoft, Windows Mail does not support "Web Based" mail services such as "hotmail, etc...", so I guess I am just going to have to keep using Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail (hotmail). Thanks for the help. If something new and proven to work comes along I would be interested in hearing about it, or if I happen upon something I will pass it along myself.
 

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Is there a compelling reason not to switch all your accounts over to Windows Live Mail instead?
 

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I have Windows Live Mail set to monitor both accounts. Yet Windows Mail actually gives more options for control than Windows Live mail does. Unless I can find a way to use both in Windows Mail, I will use windows live mail.

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