Hotmail or Windows Live mail in Evolution

Here is a small guide to setup your hotmail/Windows Live mail account in Evolution mail.

Watch a video HERE or follow these steps.

Evolution is the standard email client in Ubuntu and can be found in “Applications ->  Internet -> Evolution Mail”.

When you open up Evolution for the first time you’ll see a setup assistant.

Forward until you get to the “Identity” screen.

Enter you full name and your full email address.  If you want your hotmail account to be your default address leave the tag next to the box.

Press forward until you reach the “Receiving Email” windows.






Select “pop” from the drop down list.

Fill in the following information:

Username: [email protected] / (use full email address)
Security: SSL

Press Forward until you reach the Sending Email screen




Fill in the following information:

Server Type: SMTP

Encryption: SSL
Username: [email protected] / (enter full email address)

Press Forward, name your account and select your time zone.


And thats it, now you can send/recieve your hotmail or Windows Live mail.



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