Live Domain & Mail / Hotmail SMTP Settings in phpMyDirectory

phpMyDirectory is one of the best web directory scripts that I used. Fortunately, you can use your existing hotmail account in phpMyDirectory. In fact it is not limited to only hotmail, but to all free email service provided by Microsoft including live mail, msn mail, email and even Live Domain.

To ensure it work, correct SMTP Server details are required.

Email setting page can be found by browsing

Setup → Settings  Email

The table below is the setting for using hotmail, live mail, msn mail, email and Live Domain.

Hotmail / Live / MSN/ Outlook Live Domain
Send email with SMTP SMTP
SMTP Server
SMTP User <your email>@<domain> <your email>@<your domain>
SMTP Password <your password> <your password>
SMTP Port 587 587
SMTP Authentication Yes Yes
SMTP Encryption  TLS TLS

How to Register e-mail Address

Update :- The registration link was disable by Microsoft.

Previously, we look at on “How to Register @live.* / @hotmail.* / @outlook.* e-mail Address“.

However, if you are not happy with the available domain selection, there is another nice domain offered by Microsoft. They are offering email address as well. Unfortunately, there is no way you can find to a way to register this from their website.

I think is a very nice and short email address. The domain is only three (3) characters contrary to at least four (4) characters with live.* email address. This email is also part of Windows Live.

If you’re interested to register this email address kindly use the following secret link.