Monday, June 15, 2009

Setting your Hotmail , live email accounts on Evolution (Linux).

After a change on protocols Hotmail and Live email service can receive and send email using Evolution. This is not something new some smart people manage a way to set them up on Evolution before, must of them using some smtp servers and other programs like gotmail, hotsmtp, hotway. But now it got very simpler:

Create Hotmail/Live account on evolution:



add your information then go to the next tab Receiving Email and set it to pop type account and the server as pop3.live.com you need to also set the ecryption type to SSL.



That will allow you to get you email from your hotmail account to your Evolution Inbox, now to send email, on the Send Email tab set to smtp the smtp server is smtp.live.com you need to select the authentication method to TLS and you server require authentication also set your account user name.


Now your are set you can send and receive emails using you Hotmail account from evolution. Enjoy.

23 comments:

Alexander said...

good work, thx for the tuto.

Rence said...

Got the pop3 part going but the SMTP is not going for me using this config!? Any ideas?

Alejandro said...

make sure you are using smtp server: smtp.live.com and that you set use secure conection on tls encription, the user name must be your hotmail account, if you post what you have on the settings will be better to help you out.

Rence said...

I am using SMTP, with smtp.live.com, TLS encryption, and my full hotmail username is there. Looks exactly like the screen shots on the previous posts. I'm wondering whether it has something to do with having a router. The POP3 is working perfectly.

Alejandro said...

Not unless you router is blocking smtp, my networ have a router and this settings goes on my notebook and not have that issue, i check and the config i'm using is exactly like the screen shot, one thing do when you press send it ask you for the password?

Rence said...

No, it doesn't ask for a password. I switched to sendmail and it cleared the outgoing mail (one was a test to my account which never turned up!). The firewall is switched off in the router so I don't think it's blocking anything.

Alejandro said...

You need to set up your smtp require password and the first time it connect to the smtp.live.com it will ask you for it, if you set it to save your password after the firstime it will not aks. That should work if everything is set and you set that you server require password. That is on screen shot please validate that.

Rence said...

I have validated settings as shown on previous screen shots (Server requires authentication, tried unchecking "remember password" no difference). Used "forget password". It will ask me for password for pop3.live.com but never for smtp.live.com. Still pings both sites. When I let it sit long enough I get this message: Could not connect to smtp.live.com: Connection timed out!

Alejandro said...

ok, that is your problem it seems you are not able to connect to smtp.live.com, two thing you should check, ping to smtp.live.com if it does not respond your firewall is blocking that domain and there is noting to do. If it respond then please do this test telnet smtp.live.com 25 you should have some message if you don't smtp is blocked for that domain.

Rence said...

Pinging smtp.live.com is OK. telnet smtp.live.com 25 doesn't work, but telnet smtp.live.com 587 does. I saw on another forum that port 587 was a possibility. Is there a way to change the port in evolution?

Alejandro said...

if that is the case the on the line smtp.live.com you can set smtp.live.com:587, that should work.

Good luck

rence said...

Yes, I didn't try that because I thought I should be able to ping smpt.live.com:587, or the IP and neither worked. So I tried what you said (should have just done this days ago) and it works like a dream. You're a genius. Thanks for the help!

Anonymous said...

Thanks you guys this Works perfectly.
I had some trouble with the SMTP as discribed by Rence. Worked it out by adding the port 587. Works like a dream.
You made my Day!

Sergio said...

can't get it to work. using evolution under fedora 12. I can receive e-mails from hotmail no problem, but I can't send mails; smtp times out.
I can ping smtp.live.com and telnet to smtp.live.com:587 -obviously connection is denied by remote host-. My settings are: Server type SMTP
Server: smtp.live.com:587
TLS encription
authentication type: login
username:XXXXXX@hotmail.com
anything else I could try?

Alejandro said...

Well, I have not notice but i could not send emails also, so i just let smtp.live.com without :587 and it works, so please try that. Seems like or 25 is working now.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say, It's now July 2011, just installed the new Ubuntu, haven't used it in a long time.

I couldn't get my hotmail to sync either, the 587 did it!

smtp.live.com:587

That works great :) Thanks for leaving some hair on my head.

Mike said...

Just had that exact same issue. Port 25 was wokring fine till a few days ago, then just suddenly stopped working. Problem on the windows live end? Anyway, changin from port 25 to 587 did the trick. THanks alot! Saved me alot of trouble!

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