Back when Gmail was first introduced, I slowly began transitioning all of my email sending and recieving over to Gmail from Hotmail. Though I was primarily using Gmail, I was still using Hotmail as a “dump” for forum mail, web promo signups, etc. It was always a pain in the ass to integrate the two until recently. No I can send and recieve Hotmail messages through my Gmail account by simply adding another account throug the Gmail interface.
In Gmail, just do the following to setup Hotmail within your Gmail account:
- Click on “Settings”
- Click on “Accounts”
- Click on “Add another email address you own”
- Enter your Hotmail name & email address (Figure 1)
- Verify your Hotmail account (Figure 2)
- Enter your Hotmail account information (Figure 3)