How to change the SMTP and POP3 option in Hotmail using Windows 8?

Hi Gwyneth,

I am using Windows 8, and cannot find the place to change the settings.  I have read the above article several times, but the instructions do not work - there is no place to check a box for SSL required, and no place to change the port number manually.  Is there some secret code to open that menu?


Hi David,


Thank you for posting the question on the Microsoft Community Forums.


From the description I understand that, you would like to know how to configure email program.


To assist you better I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:


Are you trying to configure any email program / client (like Outlook, Outlook Express etc.) or trying to configure in Mail App?


There is no option to configure the Mail App using the SMTP and POP 3 settings. You can use the settings only in any email program / client.


For more information refer to the link,


Using email accounts over POP on Windows 8 and Windows RT


Windows 8 will not come with the email program / client installed.


I would suggest you to download and install the Windows Live Mail software.


Refer to the link,


Windows Essentials: Other Programs


Note: While installing chose the programs you would like to install.


This information should help. If you need further assistance regarding Windows, please post. We will be happy to help you.

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Last updated August 15, 2018 Views 371 Applies to: