Using Outlook to Access web-based Email

January 12, 2008
  • You will need a paid email account from Yahoo or Hotmail
  • Go to the mail settings and you should get POP information
  • Enter the POP information into Outlook and you’ll be able to access the email from Outlook.
  • There are free programs that are available that will allow you to access Hotmail or Yahoo, but they’re finicky in that they sometimes work, and sometimes don’t. One such example is YPOPs from www.ypopsemail.com, though it doesn’t always work.
  • Hotmail support is built into Outlook, but only works with Hotmai accounts created before 2004, and it’s hit-and-miss. Hotmail currently has no stable way, paid or otherwise, to access it from Outlook or any other client. You must go to the website to check your email, which is rather silly. 
  • POP3 access is not free with the US version of Yahoo Mail, but it is with the Canadian version at http://mail.yahoo.com. If you have an account with the US version, you can forward it to your Canadian Yahoo account. For Yahoo Canada, the send and recieve information for the incoming is ‘pop.mail.yahoo.ca’, and the outgoing is ‘smtp.mail.yahoo.ca’.
  • To access your Account Settings in Outlook, click on the ‘Tools’ menu and choose ‘Account Settings’ to review the information.
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