Want to know a secret? Well, it is not much of a secret per se. But yes, I wanna call it a secret just because not everyone knows about this simple trick. So what is this secret am I talking about? Windows Live Hotmail is great, and Outlook is great, too. But Windows Live Hotmail working with Outlook, available for paying subscribers of Windows Live Hotmail, is really great. You can send and receive emails through your Windows Live Hotmail account from within Outlook, and you can archive messages locally. You don’t need a Windows Live Hotmail Plus subscription, though, to download incoming Windows Live Hotmail messages to any desktop email program — or another web-based email service perhaps if it supports fetching mail — using the tried and true post office protocol (POP). Of course, you can send mail using your Windows Live Hotmail address from that email program, too. Access Free Windows Live Hotmail via POP in Any Email Program.To set up a Windows Live Hotmail account using POP, pick your email program from the list or see below for general settings. Gmail. IncrediMail. iPhone Mail. Mac OS X Mail.Mozilla Thunderbird.Outlook. Outlook Express. Postbox.Sparrow for iPhone.Sparrow for Mac. To access a Windows Live Hotmail account in any desktop email program:Create a new account using the following settings: POP (incoming) server: pop3.live.com.POP port: 995.POP SSL required: yes. And that is about it. You should be good to go. And how they say it. Ready to face anything. Just follow my instructions.