Previously when Windows Live Hotmail did not have POP3 access, you could still fetch Hotmail emails in Outlook using Outlook connector. But now you can configure Outlook to get all the Windows Live Hotmail emails using POP3 without having to install Outlook connector. Configuring Hotmail in Outlook is very simple and follows the same process of adding a new POP3 account. If you are already using Outlook, go to Tools-> Account Settings.

Add new Account

In the new account settings, select Internet Email which connects to email account using POP or IMAP access.

Add new Email Account

In the next step, add your account details like email ID, name, password and server information.

POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25 or 587)
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

Account Settings

Click on More settings button and this will open advanced settings. In the Outgoing server tab, select the box against “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”.

Advanced settings

Next select the advanced tab and enter the outgoing and incoming server ports as mentioned above.

Server Ports

Once you have entered all the settings, Outlook will connect to Hotmail server and fetch all you email using POP3 access.