Saturday, February 4, 2012

How easy it is to get email from another account with Hotmail

When you think about it, email is an important part of any techie's life, so email should be in only one place, right? Well some us have to use multiple email accounts. Whether it is for business reasons, or anything else. Well some of us like to have all our email in one place, and I think Hotmail is the email service you really need to use.

First off, if you have an existing email address that you would like to keep using, you can do that. All you have to do is click here if this is what you want to do. Otherwise, you can go ahead and make a new account. You can choose from an or domain. If you would like to do that, click here.

Now you need to bring in your old messages. Go here to switch over all your existing emails from your old account to the new one. If you have problems with that, you should let me know so I can pass this over to the Hotmail team.

Now that you have done that, all you have to do now is to set your account to receive all you new email. This is an easy process. The video below should help you in this process, but if you can' t understand the video, or wish not to watch it, I have text directions posted below.

a. In your (Hotmail) inbox, click Options and then More options.
b. Click Sending/receiving email from other accounts.
c. Click Add an email account.

So here is the video below.

After that, you should be fine. Let me know of the results in the comments below. That is, if you choose to move email from one account to another. Click here to read the source-the Inside Windows Live blog. The blog post focused on GMail, but this also works with other email services.