Mozilla Thunderbird & Hotmail

Michael Torrie torriem at
Fri Apr 25 07:09:22 MDT 2014

On 04/25/2014 01:04 AM, Dan Egli wrote:
> If anyone knows the official status of Hotmail on Thunderbird, I would
> appreciate it if you'd let me know. And if there's a URL somewhere that
> provides step by step instructions for setting up Hotmail and Thunderbird,
> I'd appreciate it if someone would point that one out to me. My Google-fu
> is very weak these past few times. :(

Hotmail supports POP3, which is likely to be your best bet. Just
configure Thunderbird to only delete messages from the server when they
are deleted locally.  That should, for the most part, allow you to use
thunderbird as well as the web interface.  Doesn't work as well as IMAP,
but it does work.

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