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Aug 24 2011

SSL Support Extended in Windows Live Hotmail

Here’s a quick tip for tonight.

A while ago I noted that Windows Live Hotmail gained optional forced SSL connectivity but at the expense of being able to access your account through the Windows Live Mail client software on your desktop. This was certainly a deal breaker for me as I prefer to use the client software rather than the web interface.

Anyway, recently Microsoft has made it possible to have forced SSL encryption enabled that won’t break your ability to use Windows Live Mail on your Windows desktop. To enable this functionality you can enable it through the Windows Live account management page.

Simply put the dot next to “Use HTTPS automatically” and click “Save” and enjoy increased security all round!

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