Microsoft KB Archive/926374
Article ID: 926374
Article Last Modified on 11/8/2007
- Windows Vista Business
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Windows Mail no longer supports the HTTP servers that are used by Hotmail and other Web-based e-mail providers such as AOL mail, Google mail, and Yahoo! mail.
This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
Symptoms of the problem
When you try to configure Windows Mail to use a Web-based (HTTP) e-mail account on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you experience one of the following symptoms:
- When you try to add a Hotmail account or an MSN account to Windows Mail, you receive the following message:
- When you try to use a Windows Live e-mail account or a different Web-based e-mail account in Windows Mail, you cannot send or receive e-mail messages.
Steps to resolve the problem
Use Windows Live Mail instead of Windows Mail
Windows Live Mail is an e-mail program that you install on your computer. Windows Live Mail stores messages on your computer. This means that you can access, read, and compose e-mail messages even when you are not connected to the Internet.
Windows Live Mail works with popular Web-based e-mail services such as Hotmail, AOL mail, Google mail, and Yahoo! mail. Windows Live Mail is built to automatically configure many popular e-mail services.
To install Windows Live Mail, visit the following Microsoft Web site.
Windows Mail does support Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3), Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server types.
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