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    A while ago I read somewhere that it's possible Windows Live Mail without a Hotmail or MSN account.

    There was a special webpage one had to visit to set this up. Does anyone know it (and/or have other useful pertinent tips)?

    I already run Windows Live Mail on my own XP box (with Hotmail), and want to set it up on another XP computer for someone with GMail who doesn't want want a Hotmail account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven S View Post
    A while ago I read somewhere that it's possible Windows Live Mail without a Hotmail or MSN account.

    There was a special webpage one had to visit to set this up. Does anyone know it (and/or have other useful pertinent tips)?

    I already run Windows Live Mail on my own XP box (with Hotmail), and want to set it up on another XP computer for someone with GMail who doesn't want want a Hotmail account.
    First, save your Gmail contacts in .csv format, then:-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven S View Post
    A while ago I read somewhere that it's possible Windows Live Mail without a Hotmail or MSN account.

    There was a special webpage one had to visit to set this up. Does anyone know it (and/or have other useful pertinent tips)?

    I already run Windows Live Mail on my own XP box (with Hotmail), and want to set it up on another XP computer for someone with GMail who doesn't want want a Hotmail account.

    Very easy to do...
    How to Access a Gmail Account in Windows Live Mail
    By Heinz Tschabitscher, About.com Guide.

    It may connect you to Windows Live Messenger and share your Windows Live Hotmail address book,
    but Windows Live Mail is just as apt for retrieving mail from your Gmail account.
    Good thing setting up a Gmail account in Window Live Mail is so easy, too!
    Access a Gmail Account in Windows Live Mail Using IMAP
    To set up Gmail as an IMAP account in Windows Live Mail:
    Make sure IMAP access is enabled in Gmail.
    •Select Go | Mail from the menu in Windows Live Mail.
    •Hold down the Alt key if you cannot see the menu bar.
    •Click Add an e-mail account at the bottom of the list.
    •Type your Gmail address under E-mail address:.
    •Type your Gmail password under Password:.
    •Enter your name under Display Name:.
    •Make sure Automatically determine my login ID is checked. (You can verify it is working correctly if the local part, i.e. what comes before the @, in your Gmail address appears under Login ID:.)
    •Type your Gmail password under Password:.
    •Make sure Manually configure server settings for e-mail account. is checked.
    •Click Next.
    •Make sure IMAP is selected under My incoming mail server is a ___ server.
    •Enter "imap.gmail.com" under Incoming server:.
    •Make sure This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is checked under Incoming Server Information.
    •Type "smtp.gmail.com" under Outgoing server:.
    •Make sure This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is also checked under Outgoing Server Information.
    •Also check My outgoing server requires authentication.
    •Type "465" for Port: under Outgoing Server Information.
    •Click Next.
    •Now click Finish.
    •Click OK.
    •Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu.
    •Highlight the Gmail account in the list.
    •Click Properties.
    •Go to the IMAP tab.
    •Enter "[Gmail]#Sent Mail" (not including the quotation marks) under Sent Items path:.
    •Type "[Gmail]#Drafts" under Drafts path:.
    •Type "[Gmail]#Trash" under Deleted Items path:.
    •Enter "[Gmail]#Spam" under Junk path:.
    •Click OK.
    •Click Close.
    •Shut down Windows Live Mail.
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    Thanks very much Roderunner and Clint Rossmere! My first question on this forum and you gave useful answers straight away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven S View Post
    Thanks very much Roderunner and Clint Rossmere! My first question on this forum and you gave useful answers straight away!
    Without any disrespect to Clint's post, I suggest you use POP3, its better suited for WLM. When I tried IMAP I lost some of my mail, but never did using POP3.
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