Windows Live Hotmail – Email Forwarding
December 8, 2010 1 Comment
- Windows Live Hotmail now provides the ability to forward messages from a Hotmail type account to one other email address
- Forwarding is possible to another Hotmail type account(email address) or a third party email address
- Hotmail type accounts are of the form Hotmail.com, Live.com, Msn.com etc.(This also includes other country specific derivatives of the same domain(e.g. Hotmail.nl, Live.de, Msn.uk.co)
- Forwarding is capable from Hotmail, Hotmail Plus, and MSN Premium(primary and subaccounts)
- Hotmail account holders now have the option to retain a copy of forwarded messages in the Hotmail account’s inbox
1. Windows Live Solution Center – Sending and Receiving Mail
2. ‘Live Views’ – by vasudev Windows Live MVP
- 1. Sign-in to http://mail.live.com to access your account.
- 2. In the upper-right corner of the Windows Live Hotmail home page click Options, then More options on the drop down menu.
- 3. Under ‘Managing your account’, click ‘Email Forwarding’ to access the forwarding options to add another e-mail account. One can forward mail to **one** other email account.
- 4. Click the radio option ‘Forward your mail to another email account’
- 5. Enter the email address where messages should be forwarded in the dialog box titled ‘Where do your want your messages to be sent?
- 6. To retain a copy of forwarded messages in your Hotmail Inbox check the item ‘Keep a copy of forwarded messages in your Windows Live Hotmail inbox’.
- 7. Click Save
- This feature (Hotmail Forwarding) did not receive much publicity from Microsoft or the Windows Live Team. Quite a few internet search engines continue to primarily yield articles stating a Hotmail Plus account is required which (as the July 2010) is no longer correct.
- Support for Windows Live Hotmail can be obtained in the Windows Live Solution Center
- Questions regarding Hotmail ‘Forwarding’ should be posted in the Sending and Receiving Mail Forum
Aug 15, 2010: Draft Version – which sat in abnormal obscurity in the ‘assumption laboratory’ for too long :(
Dec 8, 2010 : Original Publish Date ( Enjoy! <vbg> )