Unlike Gmail, Microsoft's Hotmail does not offer free POP3 access to it's mail server. This means that you cannot use an e-mail client such as Microsoft Outlook and connect to Hotmail (unless you have Windows Live Mail Plus subscription). If you try to do so without a subscription, you will be greeted with the error message "Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email"."

Well there is an application that allows you connect to Free version of Hotmail using Outlook 2003 and 2007; Microsoft Outlook Connector. This utility is released by Microsoft itself so you dont need to wonder why it only supports Outlook 2003/2007 clients.

Get Microsoft Outlook Connector: Download Now! (Direct Download)(We've linked to the file directly so genuine validation wont be necessary)



  1. miglate // 9/01/2007 02:08:00 AM  

    Is this the beta release or official release?

  2. TFN_SL // 9/01/2007 08:59:00 AM  

    Official. Released by Microsuck itself.

  3. the aminal // 9/08/2007 01:08:00 PM  

    OMG thank u i really needed the no validation part. yay

  4. Unknown // 12/21/2007 10:09:00 PM  

    Thank you. Ur amazing. :P

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