This page describes setting up the Evolution Mail Client to access your email from your Hotmail (Windows Live) account.
Create A Hotmail Account In Evolution
This will set up Evolution to access your Hotmail account. If this is your first account to be set up, a wizard will open when you first start Evolution. Otherwise you will have to add an account by using the following Evolution menu item Edit>Preferences>Mail Accounts>Add
Server Type: POP
Server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
Use Secure Connection: SSL encryption
Authentication: Password Authentication
Server: smtp.live.com (Port 25 or 587)
Note: Some ISPs block port 25, if you are having a problem sending mail, substitute smtp.live.com:587 for the server information above.
Server requires authentication: Checked
Security: TLS encryption
Authentication: Plain or Login