Windows Live Mail is a combined email, calendar, and contacts program that replaces three products that were available previously with Windows Vista: Windows Mail, Windows Calendar, and Windows Contacts. If you haven't purchased Microsoft Office Outlook, you can use Windows Live Mail to send and receive email. For connecting to email servers and receiving email, Windows Live Mail supports Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) and Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP4). For sending email, Windows Live Mail supports Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Windows Live Mail also supports Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for use with Web-based email services, such as Windows Live Hotmail.
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