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Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 Inside Out by Doug Sheresh, Beth Sheresh, Jim Boyce

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Using Hotmail and Other HTTP-Based Services

Because Outlook 2007 supports the HTTP protocol, you can access your HTTP-based mail services (such as Hotmail) through Outlook 2007 instead of using a Web browser to send and receive messages. Using Outlook 2007 gives you the ability to compose and reply to messages offline, potentially saving you connect charges if you use metered Internet access. HTTP-based mail support also gives you the advantages of Outlook 2007 composition, filtering, and other features that you might not otherwise have when managing your mail with a Web browser.

The following section explains how to set up an account in Outlook 2007 to process your Hotmail account. You can use the same information for almost any HTTP-based account, ...

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