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       12 Jan 2016 #11

    Try that link I gave you where you can connect with POP in post #2. Yes you have IMAP, but this should make the changes necessary, as the changes must be made with the online version of your mail account. It's the same with Gmail Hotmail, Outlook and other accounts. You don't do it on the device.
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       12 Jan 2016 #12

    was that the : connect devices to pop: ?cos that link just took me to my mail
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       12 Jan 2016 #13

    If it doesn't take you there, then, at your account click the gear icon, choose option. At the options page choose Connect devices and apps with POP
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       12 Jan 2016 #14

    Incoming and outgoing e‑mail servers

    Once you know the type of e‑mail server used by each of your e‑mail accounts, you must find out the address of its incoming and outgoing e‑mail servers. During the setup process, Windows Mail requires you to enter the address of each e‑mail server. There are only two types of incoming servers to choose from: POP3 or IMAP.
    I did as you said,in my outlook mail,..... but see above,it appears I still need to set up in MAIL as well? and windows mail will not let you alter or delete the account.
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       12 Jan 2016 #15

    Note   Note
    Please notice: This is how it should work, in theory. However I have not tested this method and post this only as a non-tested idea.


    When you sign in to Windows with an MS account and you have set that account up in the Mail app, you cannot delete the account. You can delete all other mail accounts in Mail app but not the first, initial account when signing in with an MS account.

    In theory, this workaround should work and achieve what you want to, remove the IMAP account and set it up as a POP3 account:
    1. Enable POP3 for your Outlook.com / Hotmail.com email account, link in Cliff's post
    2. If you have set up the Two Step Verification for your Outlook.com / Hotmail.com account you need to set up an app password for that account account at https://account.live.com/proofs/Manage:

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    3. Switch to a local account (tutorial)
    4. Delete the IMAP account from the Mail app (tutorial, Option Two). When signed in to Windows with a local account you can delete even the initial mail account from Mail app, something not allowed when signed in with an MS account
    5. Set up your account as POP3 account (tutorial, Option One Step 13). Notice that if you have set up the Two Step Verification you need to use the app password set up in step 2 above instead of your real Outlook.com / Hotmail.com password; your Outlook.com / Hotmail.com password will still be what it is, it remains the same, but Windows Mail app cannot use that password if the Outlook.com / Hotmail.com account is set up as POP3 account and it is using the Two Step Verification. In that case it needs the so called app password
    6. Switch back to MS account (tutorial)


    That's it. From this Microsoft help page you can find the required POP3 and SMTP servers: Set up an email app with Outlook.com - Outlook.com Help


    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 12 Jan 2016 at 19:54.
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       13 Jan 2016 #16

    I have now tested the method told in my post above, it works exactly as I described. Simply follow the 6 steps I told and your IMAP account will be changed to POP3.

    Kari
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       13 Jan 2016 #17

    thanks kari ill have a go
    regards
    arthos
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       13 Jan 2016 #18

    I started all this to use spamfighter,now they tell me it wont work on windows 10....
    thanks for all your help anyway
    regards
    arthos
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