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Shucks, this morning my Hotmail would not download to Thunderbird any longer. Now what? I recall getting Microsoft emails about changes coming to Hotmail, but all the info was for Outlook and Outlook Express. Thank goodness for Google. A quick search revealed that, yes there was a change and also an explanation of how to get Hotmail to download again.

You may ask why don't I simply switch to using Google? Well, I discovered that my computer runs better with Thunderbird as my main email client rather than another online mail browser window open. And with a couple Hotmail accounts, a Yahoo account and Gmail that all arrive in my desktop email box I am set.

OK, back to the fix. Rather than creating a new email account, I just edited the current one and things are working again.

Select the account in Thunderbird -> view setting for this account and make the changes like this:
  • Server Name: pop3.live.com
  • User Name: Your FULL email address
  • Port: 995 (this should be automatically set when you select SSL)
  • Use secure connection: SSL
  • Use secure authentication: leave unchecked
Now onto Yahoo, it worked yesterday, but no more today. I have not found a solution to that yet. Yahoo Mail Add-on used to work great, but sadly not any more. Back to research.

Anybody has any good idea on how to fix Yahoo downloads? Thank you, I would love to hear from you.

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