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How to set up Hotmail on Outlook and Windows Mail

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How to set up Hotmail on Outlook and Windows Mail: You’ve had a Microsoft email address (like one of the type @ hotmail.it or @ hotmail.com), and you have now learned how to view your e-mail from the web by reaching the official website of the Outlook service. Although you find this procedure very convenient, as it allows you to avoid installing software on your operating system, you believe that the Webmail service is a bit limited in terms of functionality and you are therefore thinking of installing software for managing the your email. Speaking of which, you would like to know how to set up Hotmail on Outlook and Windows Mailas you think these programs might be for you.

How do you say? Did I read your mind? Are you worried that your technology skills are limited and you don’t know how to do this? Don’t worry, I’m here and I can help you install and configure your email on official Microsoft software that fully supports all the features of your mailbox.

All you need is a few minutes of time so that you can take the time to read this guide of mine. You will also have to pay close attention to the steps that I will indicate to you to be able to correctly configure the email clients that I will tell you about. All clear? Yup? All right, then sit comfortably because I’m about to start. Have a good reading!

How to set up Hotmail on Windows Mail

Before the advent of Windows Vista, Outlook Express was the default application for viewing Microsoft mailbox messages; later, the software was replaced with other programs, such as Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail. With the arrival of the Metro interface (Windows 8 and later), the popular Microsoft email software has become an application called Mail (Mail).

This application is already pre-installed on your Windows operating system, but in case you can’t find it, you can download it so free directly from the Microsoft Store via this link.

Once you have opened the link, a message will appear at the top that will ask you for confirmation to open the link directly within the Microsoft Store; then click the button Open Microsoft Store and then click the button Get to download the application. If the message appears instead Pin to Startit means that the application is already installed on your computer.

To find it easily, open Search (icon with symbol of a magnifying glass) that you find at the bottom left of the Application bar. Then type in the wording mail and click on the corresponding search result. Once the application is open, you will need to add your Microsoft email account.

To do this, click on the item Account that you find in the left sidebar; then select the button from the right sidebar Add account. A window will appear in which you will have to choose the e-mail service to configure with the mail application.

Then select the item Outlook.com and, in the next window, select the item Microsoft account; then click the button Go on to reach a new window where you will have to enter the login data corresponding to your Microsoft e-mail account.

Then type in the field Email, phone or Skype the username through which you access your e-mail box. The username can also be a simple email address, such as mailboxname@hotmail.com.

After typing it click on the button Forward and enter the password associated with your account. Then click the button Log in and, in case you have activated two-step verification, select one of the methods to log into your account.

If you have activated two-step verification by mobile number, as in my case, enter the last four digits of your number and click the button Forward.

If the operation is correct, you will receive an SMS with the code to be typed in the next screen; then type the code you received and click the button Forward. If you want to link the other apps to your email account as well, click the button Forwardotherwise click on the wording Log in to this app only.

You will see a message confirming that your Microsoft email account has been added and configured correctly in the application Mail from Microsoft; then click the button Done to close the window.

The application Mail it is very simple and intuitive: on the left you will find all the default and personal folders in your mailbox; in the central section, on the other hand, you will see the list of all the e-mail messages you have received, sorted between the two tabs Highlighted And Other.

When you simply click on a message, it appears in the right section of the application. The interactions you can make with the message are present in the section at the top, right above the message: for example, you can decide to reply to the message (Answers or Reply to all) or click the icon with the three horizontal dots symbol to access the menu with many other features.

If you want to change some configuration parameters of your mailbox on Mailyou will have to click, from the left sidebar, on the wording Account. A new tab will be displayed on the right side of the application where you will have to click on the item corresponding to your e-mail address.

In the window you will need, you can decide to change the account name, delete its association with the client Mail (Delete account from this device) or change the synchronization settings (Change your mailbox sync settings).

By clicking on this last item, you can decide how the email client should behave when receiving a message and you can set the limit of messages to download. You can also decide to synchronize only the Email or sync the Calendar ei Contacts.

By default, these three items are already active for synchronization; however, you can decide to disable one or more of these three elements by moving the lever from right to left on Disabled. When done, click the button Done.

How to set up Hotmail in Microsoft Outlook

If you purchased the Microsoft Office package with Microsoft Outlook included, you can use the latter to view and compose an e-mail message in a professional way and with many tools available. If you don’t have Microsoft Outlook but are interested in its use, you can view the purchase prices through this link.

Once you have installed the software from the package, launch the program by searching for the entry Outlook from the list of programs Windows Start. You can also search for it faster via the function Search (icon with symbol of a magnifying glass) that you find at the bottom left of the Application bar. Then type in the term outlook and click on the corresponding search result.

After starting the application, the first time you use it you will be prompted to set up an account. Then click the button Forward and select the item Yupfollowed by clicking the button Forward.

In the screen that will appear you will need to configure the software by indicating your e-mail account data and first of all you will also have to type a name to assign to your account in the text field First name.

Then type your Microsoft account email address in the field Email address and then type the password associated with it in the fields below.

After completing the fields you see on the screen, click on the button Forward and wait for a Windows security.

Then re-type the password associated with your e-mail address and put a check mark in the box Remember credentials; then click the button Ok to confirm and continue the configuration process.

If you’ve turned on 2-Step Verification, the process gets a bit more complicated. Your account password will not be accepted and you will then need to create an app password to grant access to Microsoft Outlook at your email account address.

I therefore recommend that you log in to the site Outlook.com and then click on this link which will redirect you to the section Safety of your account

On this new page click on the wording below Other security options and type your Microsoft account password; then click the button Log in and, on the new page that will appear, scroll down the page and locate the section App password.

Then click on the entry Create a new app password and write down the one that has been generated on the screen; this password that has been generated will then be pasted into the Microsoft Outlook window to access your account.

Before continuing, remember to check the box Remember credentials and then click the button Ok.

If everything went well, you will be able to see icons with the green V symbol; then click the button end to complete the configuration procedure of your e-mail account within the Microsoft Outlook program.

After you have started the program, you will be able to view on the left section all the folders present in your e-mail account.

In the central section you will instead be shown all the messages in the currently selected folder. In the right section, instead, the preview of the selected message will be displayed.

In the top bar, on the other hand, you will be able to view different tabs that will allow you to perform operations for messages. In the tab Home in fact, you can carry out all the basic operations such as creating an e-mail message or the ability to reply or delete a message; you can also use buttons Category to apply colored labels or set a message such as Bed or To read.

In the tab Send/you receive instead, you can manually synchronize e-mails or perform some operations concerning the download of messages.

In the tab School bag you can instead manage operations on individual folders, such as creating a new folder or cleaning operations on these. In the tab Viewinstead, you can change the way messages are displayed in the Microsoft Outlook interface.