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Access Hotmail From Outlook

Many of you may in the past have been using your Outlook Express account to send and/or receive email from your hotmail account, but recently may have been having problems or errors when you try to do so.

You may have received this error;

  • Unknown Error

When you click details on this error you would have received the following details;

  • HTTPMAIL: 10:09:18 [rx]
  • HTTP/1.1 402 Access to Hotmail via Outlook & Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at

Although if you are running a computer with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 you may have received these errors;

  • Could not connect to Hotmail as
  • Hotmail no longer allows email access via Outlook Express for free Hotmail/MSN accounts

The reason you will get either of these two errors when you try to access hotmail from your Outlook Express account is simply as the last error says, you can no longer access hotmail from your Outlook account using a free Hotmail account.

If you want an easy fix to this problem you can just get a paid hotmail account, or if you don’t want to do that you can do the follow to solve your problem.

Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007

To access hotmail from these accounts you have to get a Windows Live Hotmail account, to find out more about these click here.

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