of course our resident net nanny perfectly well knows the answer. just does not see fit to give you one as he disapproves of where you posted your question.
access to HTTP type accounts (hotmail is an example) has been removed from Windows Mail.
there are several options.
HOT POP a free program that works as a proxy server but requires you to have an OLD hotmail account
windows live desktop
windows live mail which is a replacement for windows mail but retains the ability to handle http type accounts.
you can download these from ms fro free by searching for
"Baker" <Baker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C92A322F-59DE-4C45-BFE0-FE2AF71D11C0@microsoft.com...
I tried to setup my windows mail on vista using my Hotmail account. THE HELP
section tells me to upgrade to this "new" version of Live messenger and it
will work. Well, nothing has changed since my windows live ID is still my
Hotmail address!!! It just made me upgrade and won't recognize that this
"Hotmail" account is what it told me to upgrade to. Do I need a new ID, or