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How to change SMTP settings in Hotmail

Last Updated: 27th October 2019

SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

This article will be helpful to you in adjusting your setting to your ease.

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    Launch your browser and sign into your Hotmail account.

  2. 2

    By clicking the options command go to the advanced settings options.

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    A small window will pop up.

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    First of all add your user information, specifying how you desire to be recognized to your recipients, your email address (Hotmail) and the additional email address where you want replies to be sent. This will appear in the Form portion of your emails. Make a note of that Organization field is optional you can leave it blank. If you do write anything there, it will show with in brackets after your name.

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    Enter the Hotmail server address in the required dialog box (smtp.live.com), opt for the "Requires Authentication" checkbox, and then click on Setup command. You can also set the number of delivery connections as per need and delivery pauses in accordance with your internet connection quality and requirements.

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    Confirm the "Use SMTP Authentication (outbound)" box; let AUTH LOGIN as your default type. Then put your full Hotmail email address and password. Select OK command and you'll move back to the Delivery Options tab.

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    Click the "Advanced" key at the bottom of the Delivery Options tab and modify the SMTP Port from 25 to 587, and ensure the "Server requires an SSL connection" box. This will by design change the incoming POP3 docks from the 110 to 995. Make sure the custom domain is set as hotmail.com or live.com; either is the domain of your email address. Click OK. That's all.

Note: Remember to save your edited settings when you are done that you click OK at the underneath of the Delivery Options screen. If there are any troubles you can for all time go back to modify any of these settings. Mail servers on their own do changes at times. If there is the occurrence of any problem with these settings, get in touch with Hotmail and ask them to verify the Hotmail email settings that they want you to use.

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