According to a post from the Hotmail team, POP3 access to your email is no longer limited to select countries – it’s available worldwide. So now, in addition to visiting the mobile web page for Hotmail, you can configure your phone to download your email, too.
Here are the settings you need to know (some phones need to know more than others):
POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995) POP SSL required? Yes User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example email@example.com Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25 or 587) Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password) TLS/SSL required? Yes
Remember, when you’re on your desktop PC, you’ll want to use Windows Live Mail (which uses IMAP as the default) or Microsoft Office Outlook via the Outlook Connector.