Windows Live & Hotmail POP3 & SMTP Settings

Hotmail email service from Microsoft is really super popular in my friends group, Those who started using computers before 2003 all of them use Hotmail as their primary E-mail. I must say microsoft has been working really hard to keep the Hotmail Porduct upto date, I personally love the Free skyDrive service that comes with a windows live or hotmail account.

Here are the POP3 & SMTP settings for Hotmail:

POP3 server:
Port : 995
POP SSL required? : Yes
User name: Windows Live ID ( or
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server:
SMTP Port: 25  Or SMTP Port : 587 (SSL or TSL encryption)
Authentication required? : Yes
TLS/SSL required? : Yes

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Yahoo Mail POP3 & SMTP Settings

Yahoo is by far one of the oldest mailing service provider, Despite the fact that they endup adding advertisement in email footers. Yahoo still is very popular amongst non ITans. I mean all my relatives who are super basic computer users love Yahoo for what yahoo actually is right now. For them it is an easy to use, Super cool email & chat service.

yahoo POP3 and SMTP settings

Lets checkout the email POP3 & SMTP settings for Yahoo.

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server:

Use SSL = Yes

port: 995

Outgoing Mail (SMTP)

Use SSL = Yes


use authentication =Yes

Account Name/Login Name: Yahoo eMail ID (your email address without the “”)

Email Address: Yahoo e-Mail address (e.g.,

Password: Yahoo! Mail account password


Before you get to use Yahoo for POP3 settings make sure that “Web & POP Access” settings are enabled in your Yahoo account. Follow these steps to ensure the same :

yahoo POP3 and SMTP configuration

1. Log in to Yahoo Mail
2. Click on options in the right hand side top corner & then Mail Options from the dropdown menu.
3. On the next page in left hand side you will find a link that says “POP & Forwarding”.
4. Now Select the option that says “Allow your Yahoo! Mail to be POPed”
5. Save the changes if you use old interface, New interface saves in automatically so don’t panic if dont see the Save Changes button.

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GMAIL POP3 & SMTP Settings

GMail is one of the most popular email service provider, I personally use it for many reasons, Lets not get in to that,
GMAIL POP3 & SMTP Settings

Okay before you setup pop3. I want you to review & confirm POP3 is enabled for your gmail account. follow these steps :

    1. Sign in to Gmail.
    2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
    3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

GMAIL POP3 & SMTP Settings

  1. Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  2. Choose what to do with your messages after they’re accessed with your POP client or device.

Now since you have reviewed and confirmed your pop3 services are active for your account.

Following are the pop3 settings for Gmail:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server –
requires SSL: Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995
Account Name: your full email address (including or
Email Address: your email address ( or
Password: your Gmail password

SMTP Settings for Gmail :

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – (use authentication)
requires TLS or SSL : Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465


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