It is authentic; Microsoft is sending POP3 for Hotmail. That is …
As of September 2008, clients of Windows Live Hotmail Plus ($ 19.95 a year) had the choice of utilizing POP3 (pop3.live.com on port 995). Not long ago, we wrote about the clues that Windows Live Hotmail will at last get POP3 bolster, to the pleasure of numerous bad-to-the-bone clients have asked for this element to all records. Presently there is an official affirmation that this element is being conveyed; The Windows Live Wire blog gives the accompanying message:
We are satisfied to report that POP3 innovation is as of now accessible to Hotmail clients in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. In the event that you don’t see your nation or district on this rundown, never fear, we will place POP3 in a bigger number of regions than the world not long from now.
On the off chance that you need to begin utilizing it now, here are the points of interest you have to know
POP server: pop3.live.com
Require POP SSL? Truly
Client name: Your Windows Live ID, for instance firstname.lastname@example.org
Watchword: The secret word you generally use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com
Demand validation? Truly (this matches your POP username and secret word)
Need TLS/SSL? Truly.
Hotmail beforehand just gave DeltaSync (bolstered Hotmail and Outlook, Windows Live Mail and Windows Live for Windows Mobile). A large number of you definitely realize that DeltaSync is all the more intense and may ask why Microsoft is wasting time with POP3. Indeed, the last is all the more regularly utilized and acknowledged, so if your email application does not bolster DeltaSync, odds are it will bolster POP3 (as on your cell phone). Support for POP3 will make it simple for clients to get to Hotmail on a significant number of their current programming and for engineers to compose such programming. For those pondering, as of now there are no plans for Hotmail to help the IMAP convention.
A Microsoft Way will enable you to post and let you know when POP3 is accessible for all business sectors.