Outlook.com setup

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  1. Posts : 368
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    Outlook.com setup


    I know this is free in Windows 10.

    How do I get to it to set it up? I plan on using my ISP email info.
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  2. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
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    Go to outlook.com and log in or set up your account if your using MS account to log on to windows you still need to set it up in Outlook.com if you want to use the Outllook.com website.
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  3. Posts : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks I got it.

    Setup was so easy. All the information I needed was User name and PW.

    Hope it works in the longrun.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    huffman said:
    Hope it works in the longrun.
    It should, it's the same as Hotmail which is also Online E-Mail. Hotmail addresses aren't going away soon but the sites have merged.
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  5. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    huffman said:
    Thanks I got it.

    Setup was so easy. All the information I needed was User name and PW.

    Hope it works in the longrun.
    I have Hotmail, Msn, live and outlook email accounts. I have been using this system for the last 20 years or so without many issues. Recently they change over there backbone system to MS Exchange servers a very good thing but did cause some issues until we figured the change out.
    A little history if you like Outlook.com - Wikipedia

    I also use all these email addresses in MS Office Outlook currently 2013 version without issues.
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  6. Posts : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
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    OK got the Outlook setup and working. As far any other I am a fan of Gmail.
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  7. Posts : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
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    Well I lied. I set outlook.com up using my isp email. I thought it was too easy to be true and sure enough that is true. In setup all it asked for was username and password and I gave it both. IT indicated it was setup.

    I tried sending mail from outlook.com and also sent mail to it. Neither one seems to work.

    Any ideas why?
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  8. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
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    We just explained how to set it up to use as a webmail. Same as your Gmail. you would have to get with your ISP if you intend to use Microsoft mail inside their mail program. They all have different ways to set up.
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  9. Posts : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
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    Clintlgm I have it setup now. For some reason (probably the name), I thought it would be similar to Outlook that I have on my Windows 7 PC. As it turns out, not even close.

    I may or may not use it. From what I saw I actually prefer Gmail at first glance. Time will tell.

    Oh and BTW I looked at several tutorials and none of them do the email justice.
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  10. Clintlgm's Avatar
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    huffman said:
    Clintlgm I have it setup now. For some reason (probably the name), I thought it would be similar to Outlook that I have on my Windows 7 PC. As it turns out, not even close.

    I may or may not use it. From what I saw I actually prefer Gmail at first glance. Time will tell.

    Oh and BTW I looked at several tutorials and none of them do the email justice.
    I'm not that helpful on this subject, as I use MS Office Outlook to read/send all my email accounts both POP and IMAP mail work well in the desktop MS Outlook, I don't care for any of the webmail programs I work remotely at times with little to no Internet connections and webmail can be a real bandwidth hog in these situations. Personally, I don't care for Gmail although I do use it for some social media purposes. @Outlook.com mail is much more efficient and much closer to how desktop Outlook works in my business situations. we all have different situations so we will lean toward programs that work for us best.
    Another thought is that webmail Archiving I have no clue how long or where archived mail will work. With Desktop Outlook I have my archives on my own hardware fully under my control and backups.

    The link I gave you was just for your information on the history of MS Webmail starting with Hotmail through the current Outlook.com
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