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Hotmail Now With POP3

Hotmail now supports POP3!

POP server: (Port 995)  
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: (Port 25 or 587)  
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

This is cool because I can now get my email from your mobile phone.  You can also now write programs that leverage your Hotmail email inbox writing a POP3 client (a quick search for C# .net POP3 turns up several examples).

For more information, see the original post, “A new way to get Hotmail on your phone”.