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Would you put something in the waste bin and expect it still to be there weeks later? Of course not, so why are you treating the Deleted folder differently? Put the items you want to keep in a different folder instead.


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I am sorry to say you cannot. Since Outlook.com has left "preview" the migration from Hotmail is permanent. Microsoft's Hotmail phase-out: What's a user to do? Q: If I move my Hotmail account to an Outlook.com account, can I change my mind and go back? A: At this point, no. (When Outlook.com was still in "preview," Microsoft did allow this.) ...


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One solution would be to setup Gmail to read your email using POP3 and filtering the messages in Gmail. An additional benefit you get from this method is that it will login on your behalf so that your hotmail account won't become deactivated due to you not logging on. To configure Gmail, use these instructions. This is the configuration for Hotmail: ...


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Update 2013-09-13: Outlook.com have announced they now support IMAP. The settings are: Incoming (IMAP) Server Server address: imap-mail.outlook.com Port: 993 Encrypted Connection: SSL Outgoing (SMTP) Server Server address: smtp-mail.outlook.com Port: 25 (or 587 if 25 is blocked) Authentication: Yes Encrypted Connection: TLS ...


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Short answer: Yes (at least if the sender used an email program). Long answer: Each email message contains a number of headers, which describe things like the sender's and recipients' email addresses, where the message originated from, and so on. As the message passes through SMTP servers, which relay it to the recipient(s), each of them adds a Received ...


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No, this is impossible. There is no reliable way to know what happens to an email once it leaves your client. One technique for confirming an email is read is to include an html image tag (usually hidden) that references an image on a server in your control. If the image is opened, this means the email is opened. However, most email clients block the ...


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Hotmail A free Hotmail account becomes inactive if you do not sign in for 30 days, or within the first 10 days after signing up for an account. Once an account becomes inactive, all messages, folders, and contacts are deleted, but the account name is still reserved. If the account stays inactive for a further 90 days, it is permanently deleted. ...


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First of all, click on the settings icon in the top-right of the screen and then More mail settings Then, click on the Email forwarding link (under the Managing your account section) Choose the Forward your mail to another email account option, and enter your Gmail address in the Where do you want your messages to be sent? textbox. If you do not wish the ...


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It's rather easy. You just put a check mark on the box in top left side (just beside 'Show:') of email list. It selects all mails in the view. Then hotmail will provide you an option just above list of mails: "xx items selected. Select everything in your ???? folder". Just click 'Select Everything'. Click upon "Mark As > Read" on the topmost bar. The ...


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Use Gmail. In Gmail, you can "Archive" old mail messages that you most likely don't want to see anymore to free the inbox from clutter; but the messages will still be there if you go to "All Mail" (or search).


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SMTP is designed to allow any host relay messages originally sent by another host. For example, I could run a SMTP server for my own domain, but configure server B to accept mail whenever my server is down and forward it later to its destination. Every hop, including the sender (whether legitimate or not), can add any header they wish; for example, a ...


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You can import contacts as a .csv file following the instructions here; http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=mailfull&market=en-us&querytype=topic&query=wl_mail_proc_importer.htm Sign in to the Windows Live Hotmail website with your Windows Live ID. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Options, and then click More options. Under ...


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This might be a little too philosophical, but there's no way to ensure someone has actually read your email. Even the received/read notifications do not ensure this. Why? Because it is a simple question of not being able to read someone's mind. The notification ensures only that someone has seen that the message was received. My way of dealing with this is ...


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I figured this out, but I wanted to post this here so others can learn. I could not find a good FAQ or help page to explain this. I changed my password using the Hotmail.com web site last night. For good security, I selected a long password of 19 characters. Logging in from the web worked fine, but when I tried to update my password on my mobile devices I ...


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Unfortunately, there is no longer an option to switch back to Hotmail. Why can't I switch back to Hotmail? Over time, Hotmail will be phased out and Outlook.com will be the free email service from Microsoft. As part of this transition, we've removed the option to switch back to Hotmail. Source.


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You can't, unless it is for e-mail attachments you are sending. From a Microsoft rep directly (via this forum which is available now only due to Google cache): there is a feature in Hotmail that allows the attachments that you’ll be sending, to be saved directly to your SkyDrive account. To enable this feature, please refer to the steps below: ...


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If you suspect someone is logging into your accounts, you should change your passwords on these accounts as soon as possible. But before you change your password, go into the accounts and make sure that email is not being forwarded onto any other email addresses that are not your own. It is common for a compromised account to have had the settings changed ...


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I seem to recall reading that it is being rolled out incrementally. Users are receiving upgrades in groups, slowly at first, so the team can handle any issues that come up. Ah, found the reference, had to check my history: Update to the Hotmail rollout


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You can reset your Hotmail password in two ways: By requesting a password reset e-mail, if you entered an alternative e-mail address for your Windows Live ID. By providing location information and the secret answer for the question you selected. After clicking Hotmail's Reset Password link, Hotmail takes you to Reset Password page along with a Captcha, ...


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Yes, Outlook.com has that feature as of this week. This blog article explains how it works: http://www.ghacks.net/2013/09/17/can-now-use-email-aliases-outlook-com/


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Spell check can be accessed from the top navigation bar on Outlook. After you click "Spell check," all misspelled words in your message body will be underlined in red. You can then left-click the word to get a pop-up list of corrections. The screenshot above was taken in Internet Explorer 9. I noticed that in Firefox, the Spell check feature is absent ...


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To my knowledge, that only happens when replying in Plain Text format, but it cannot be turned off when doing so. If you reply to a message using Rich Text format, the > will not appear. The first time you switch from Plain Text to Rich Text, the > will still be there, so just cancel your message and hit reply again. This time it will default to ...


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What you're looking to use is the "Blind Carbon Copy" or Bcc for short option. Here's how you use it: Outlook.com Create a new message by selection + New: Select the Bcc button: Enter any contacts into the newly created box (directly below the Bcc and not the To): Gmail Create a new message by selecting Compose: Select the Bcc button: A new ...


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Free Windows Live Hotmail accounts become inactive if you don't sign in for more than 270 days or within the first 10 days after signing up for an account. After an account becomes inactive, all messages, folders, and contacts are deleted. Incoming messages will be sent back to the sender as undeliverable. Your account name is still reserved. However, if ...



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