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How to Access AOL Mail and AIM Mail in Windows Live Hotmail

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"Windows Live Mail" has 'a', 'o' and 'l' in it; and does it not have 'a', 'i' and 'm', too?

Of course, this is not just playing with letters. You really can access incoming messages from AOL or AIM Mail in Windows Live Hotmail.

Access AIM Mail in Windows Live Hotmail

To have Windows Live Hotmail download incoming messages from an AOL or AIM Mail account:

  • Choose Options | More Options in your Windows Live Hotmail Inbox.
  • Follow the Send and receive mail from other e-mail accounts link under Manage your account.
  • Click Add an e-mail account under You can receive mail from these accounts.
  • Enter your AOL or AIM Mail address under E-mail address:.
  • Type your AOL or AIM Mail password under Password:.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose whether you want new AOL or AIM Mail messages to arrive in your default Windows Live Hotmail Inbox, an existing or a new folder under When mail is sent to example@aol.com, where do you want it to go?.
  • Select a color for new AOL or AIM Mail messages under How would you like unread messages for example@aol.com to appear?.
  • Click Save.

Windows Live Hotmail automatically sets up your AOL or AIM Mail address for sending.

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