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MSN Explorer: Configure Microsoft Outlook Express

To set up Microsoft Outlook Express to send and receive MSN email messages from your MSN account:

  1. On the Microsoft Outlook Express Tools menu, click Accounts.

  2. Click Add, and then click Mail.

  3. In the Display Name box, type the name that you want people to see when you send them email.

  4. Click I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use, and then type your MSN or Windows Live Hotmail email address (for example, “someone@example.com”).

  5. Click Next.

  6. Select HTTP as the server, and then select Other as the provider.

  7. In the Server Address box, type http://oe.msn.msnmail.hotmail.com/cgi-bin/hmdata, and then click Next.

  8. In the Account Name box, type your MSN email address.

  9. In the Password box, type your password.

  10. Click Next, and then click Finish.

  11. When prompted to download folder information, click Yes.

noteNote
The first time that you check email, your folder information is downloaded along with your email messages.

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