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Outlook.com with IMAP or Exchange?

Microsoft just launched a revamped Hotmail under the name Outlook.com. It looks great and I'm thinking of migrating from Gmail, but I can't find anywhere whether Outlook.com supports IMAP or some sort ...
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Forwarding emails from outlook.com to Gmail

I need to forward e-mails to my Gmail account from outlook.com (due to their IMAP lack), but I don't find the option in the settings or anywhere—their layout is highly unintuitive. Note: Please note ...
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How to auto-forward email from Hotmail? [closed]

Some time ago -back in about 2006 (I was a late adopter)- I switched my primary email account from Hotmail to Gmail. I don't want to delete the account, if only for the remaining web-services and ...
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How can I switch back to Hotmail from Outlook.com

My Hotmail has been switched to Outlook.com automatically and I do not like the Outlook at all. I just need to get my Hotmail back and tried to do the steps mentioned. I can't find the sentence on how ...
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Do email services send sender's IP address?

If I'm going to receive/send email through Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo, would I be able to see the IP of the sender? I know there's nothing to do with the IP but would it give away the location from where I'm ...
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Attaching SkyDrive files to Hotmail emails

I love SkyDrive, but find it frustrating when I want to attach a file that's on my SkyDrive to a new Hotmail message. I have to download the SkyDrive file to my computer and then attach the file to ...
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How to migrate from a Hotmail account

Is there an easy way to move from a Hotmail account to something else, like a Gmail account or a new Hotmail account? Without losing all the folders, emails, contacts, etc.
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Where is the spell check on Outlook.com?

Since Hotmail.com is now Outlook.com, can anyone please tell me where the spell check is?
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How did my email get hacked? What to do next?

I use Hotmail. My password was strong (upper/lower case letters, digits, and special characters. No dictionary words. It was only 8 characters, maybe that was the problem? I only use this password ...
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How to limit inbound Gmail (ideally) or other free web email to only from contact list (to make it kid-safe)

I'm trying to make my kids' (ages 9.5 and 9.5) gmail accounts safer. Is there a way to limit (filter, etc.) inbound email to only email from folks on their contact list?
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How can I remove problematic Skype enrollment pop-up from Outlook.com?

I have an old Hotmail account that Microsoft converted to an Outlook.com account. Starting a few days ago, I have been blocked from access to my email (via Microsoft.com web access), by a pop-up that ...
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How can I reliably deliver email to Hotmail users?

One of my customers (annoyingly) uses HotMail for his primary email address. A lot of the time, my emails to him get returned undeliverable due an over-zealous spam filter. My email is from my own ...
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Does Hotmail or Outlook.com have a feature where appending a plus sign or a dot to an email address will still have it sent to the same address?

Gmail has this feature where appending a plus ("+") sign or a dot to an email address will still have it sent to the same address. This makes it easier to filter emails sent to you, by checking which ...
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outlook.com differnt names for alias

How to put a different name on outlook.com alias? I have my main address with my real first name and last name. I set up an alias, but when I send emails with it, I don't want my real first and last ...
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no longer have way to manage groups; no “groups” listing in Outlook.com

In Outlook.com, under "People", there used to be a listing called "Groups" allowing management of same. Today, Groups listing is gone! How can I manage my contact groups?
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Is there a DNS Blacklist check for Hotmail/Live accounts?

We have a domain which is having issues sending emails to @hotmail and @live addresses. If you add the domain to safe senders it goes through no problem at all. However, sending to a random ...
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How can I reset a Hotmail password if I don't know the security question?

My sister recently changed her Hotmail password and she can't reset it, because the security question looks like this: The question was written long time ago in Greek and apparently Microsoft ...
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Way to ensure that my sent email was read

I would like to ask if there is any way to ensure that my sent email was read, and to ensure also that the attached files were opened. I use Hotmail.
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Import email addresses to Hotmail contacts without inviting as friends

I'm trying to set up a group of contacts in Hotmail with an imported list of email addresses. Under Contacts there is a manage menu that has an Import option. However, that lets me import a list of ...
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How do I turn off messenger in the new Hotmail UI?

Logging into hotmail logs me out of my MSN Messenger client since their last update. Very frustrating. Is there any way to turn off the Messenger web UI in Hotmail?
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How to check if somebody else is signing to my Yahoo account

I have Hotmail/Yahoo/GMail email accounts. How to check if somebody else is logging in to my email accounts? I mean Sometimes I send offline message to my Yahoo Messenger but when I log in to my yahoo ...
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Can I save email attachments directly to SkyDrive?

How can I save email attachments in Hotmail directly to my SkyDrive without first downloading them to my computer?
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How to mark all unread email as read on Hotmail

I have around 2K email as unread in Hotmail. How can I mark all of then as read in one go?
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Why can't Hotmail (or other providers) tell the difference between spoof and real emails?

Why can't Hotmail tell the difference between spoof and real emails from a domain (such as blizzard.com)? I get swamped with phishing emails from "blizzard.com" so I put it on my blacklist but then I ...
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Outlook.com Signature Editor

I'm using Outlook.com and have a custom HTML signature using their inbuilt editor which if you've used it you'll know what a pain it is. I have two phone numbers in the signature which I want to style ...
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Outlook.com - Printing Problem

With Outlook.com - whenever I try to print an email of say 3 pages, it only prints the screen view and 2/3 of the page width. I've resorted to emailing emails I need to print to my "spare" email to ...
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How to open new tabs for each mail (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook/Hotmail…)?

Yahoo's old (classic) design allowed me to quickly middle-click each mail link and open in a new tab. I like having one tab open with the complete list of recent mails in my Inbox, and separate tabs ...
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How to block someone that redirected his email spams to your email address?

I have two friends (yes, belive or not they are my friends) that are redirecting all the email spam they receive to my email address. This makes my Hotmail account receive 30 spams per hour (that are ...
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Is there a way to delete single imported contact from people hub in Outlook.com?

The title says it all. Outlook.com has the option to import contacts from several sources. However, I would like to delete some people which were imported from Facebook. Is there a way to delete ...
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How can I create a group from an email in Outlook.com

In Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) I have received an email that went to about 30 email addresses. How can I create a group from those addresses without having to enter each one individually?
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How to block an email permanently on Outlook.com?

Why do I keep getting emails from whatever@1und1.de? I added them to my blocked senders list as seen here: But I keep receiving emails from that same sender: I'm really confused as to why this ...
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I want to remove Skype chat history from Outlook.com

Please note, I'm not talking about the Skype chat history on the Skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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E-mail user services deletion account policy for inactive accounts?

Is there any deletion account policy for web based email services like Yahoo, MSN or Gmail? For example if you don't access your account for a while will it be deleted?, will it be deactivated only? ...
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Login to Hotmail without a Windows Live ID

I have a Hotmail account which I haven’t used for about 6-8 years. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t have a Windows Live account back then. How can I still login to that account with my old credentials? ...
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How can I send from Hotmail with a different from address

I have set up an email forwarder, from let's say jon@example.com to jon@hotmail.com. Jon wants to be able to send email from within hotmail that appears to come from jon@example.com. How can you do ...
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How to See and Edit my Hotmail Rules?

(this is a question I had myself. I eventually found the answer, and hope that by posting it here, someone else will be saved the pain I had) I have created a number of rules for moving mail into ...
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How to switch to the new hotmail?

I was recently informed that there was a new GUI for hotmail that uses Silverlight. How do I switch to it?
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How to retrieve forgotten Hotmail password

I have forgotten my Hotmail account password. What is the procedure to retrieve my password? Note that I'm not asking where the link is. I want to learn about the procedure (i.e. if they ask me about ...
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Can't block spam email from a very specific email account on hotmail

I am receiving spam email from a specific email address for some time now. The email account has obviously been hijacked and abandoned. However that's not the problem. I have attempted to block this ...
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How to create an alias email address for the Hotmail domain?

I am trying to add an alias email address to my current (and quite old) Hotmail account. The current Hotmail service is managed under the Outlook.com umbrella, and it seems like Microsoft won't ...
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How do I forward my old Outlook.com emails to a different email?

How do I forward my old Outlook.com emails to a different email or to a file at least so that I can access the information in the future? (My Outlook account is being closed by my employer.)
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Mobile version of Outlook.com not working properly on my Android

How do I view my new Outlook.com version of Hotmail as a mobile version as I used to before? The Outlook.com version does not work properly on my Android mobile phone.
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How can I configure Outlook.com new message keyboard shortcut?

The Outlook/Live/Hotmail keyboard for Create new message is Ctrl+N... this always opens a new instance of my browser. This is not what I want and means I can't avoid the need to keep on reaching for ...
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Relatively painless way to merge email and Google accounts?

I've got into a bit of a mess with my email situation, and am looking for a way to resolve this as painlessly as possible! I have one Hotmail account, and three Google account. Just to complicate ...
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550 error when trying to set up Gmail to send mail as Hotmail

I'm trying to configure my Gmail account so that I can use it to send mail as my Microsoft address (let's say it's example@hotmail.com), but I'm getting a weird error. I've already gone into Gmail's ...
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How do I stop or fix Outlook.com rendering emoticons as letters?

In Firefox and Chrome, outlook.com renders smiley faces (☺) as the character J. This is because Firefox and Chrome do not support Wingdings font, which is what outlook.com uses to turn :) into ☺. Is ...
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Outlook.com sends emails to deleted group members

I deleted a member from a group and it no longer appears on the group list. But when a send an email to the group it is also sent to the deleted member
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How to add all addresses in Outlook.com inbox to safe senders list

My problem right now is that there are lot of email addresses which I've already added to the safe senders list in Gmail, but not yet in Outlook.com. So how can I add all the addresses in my email ...
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Bulk move items from deleted to inbox in Hotmail

So I was checking my Hotmail account this morning, and not paying very much attention when I attempted to mark the whole inbox as read. Instead, I "emptied" the inbox folder, which put everything in ...
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Do other outlook.com users find certain domains and keywords cannot be blocked via rules? e.g. support.com, email.com

I have been using outlook.com since forever, with a hotmail address that was migrated. I've set up a ton of rules to delete spam, and most of them seem to work fine. But a few of them flat-out are ...