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Make hotmail default

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    Make hotmail default


    I think I posted this a while back but got no notifications. Can I please ask again:

    I have gmail as my pc mailing default, but have changed to hotmail. But hotmail is not listed in default programs in the CP?? I want to make hotmail default.

    all it says in defaults is 'make my current email default' with no means of switching? It still think gmail is my default.

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    So, here endeth the lesson?

    Web based emails cant be made default!
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I think the problem is: What CP(Control Panel)? Do you mean here in the forums? Windows Mail app? PC Settings Accounts?
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    my pc settings, but I found the answer in windows help after a bit of searching, as i said above, web based (hotmail) cannot be used as default, there is nothing for the pc to 'hang on to' ..........
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Oh I get it I think...You're not using hotmail in a client on your PC, like the modern mail app or windows live mail or thunderbird?
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    Yes, it must be. Hotmail does not show up in my programs either
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Na Yeah you can always install(or use a portable) a client dedicated to Hotmail or set your homepage to MSN and mouse over once and awhile outlook.com to see if anything is in your inbox.
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    Cheers cliff, I will look into it, my home page is google search at present.

    Had a look, one point how to get rid of that Bing! I do not want it or use it.
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