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Connect to an Exchange server without using Outlook

If you don’t want to use Microsoft Outlook and your Exchange server does not support IMAP, there are a couple of options:

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Hotmail Free POP3 Access

POP3 is now available to Hotmail users.

Settings:

POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
POP SSL required? Yes
Username: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25)
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes

Block Ads in MSN Live Messenger

To block the ads in the buddy list window of MSN Live Messenger:

  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Double-click on Internet Options
  3. Select the Security tab and click on Restricted sites
  4. Click on the Sites button below and add rad.msn.com to the zone. Click on Close and the ads should disappear.

Block Ads in MSN Live Messenger

Alternatively, you can completely remove the ad elements.

Setup Mozilla Thunderbird to work with Microsoft Exchange Server

1. Setup a new account under Tools/Account Settings/Add Account…
Select “E-mail Account” and add your details.
Use IMAP and input your incoming exchange server (Try port 993 and SSL encryption).

2. Subscribe to all required folders by right clicking on the account name and choosing ‘Subscribe…’.

3. Change the trash folder’s name to ‘Deleted Items’:
Follow the instructions in the Mozilla Zine.
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