How To Setup Microsoft Hotmail Or Windows Live Hotmail In QuickBooks


You can email your QuickBooks reports and transactions via Microsoft Hotmail or Windows Live Hotmail. You will find the following setting in your QuickBooks. Here are the steps to set up the Microsoft Hotmail or Windows Live Hotmail in the QuickBooks.


Step 1:

In the”Choose your email method”message.

Step 2:

Click on the “Set up my email now” button.


Step 3:

If you don’t have the message, then go to Edit menu and click on Preferences.

Step 4:

On the left side of the Preferences window, click on Send Forms.

Step 5:

Click My preferences tab and click on Add button.

Step 6:

Under the Add Email Info window; enter your Hotmail or other Window Live email address in the Email ID Field.

Step 7:

In the dropdown list of Email Provider, choose Hotmail/Live.


The STMP Server Details, field will be automatically filled and will be grayed out as well.

Step 8:

Now click OK and you can see your Hotmail or Windows Live mail in the Email ID field.

Step 9:

  • Click OK.
  • Now you can email a report or transaction as a test.



For security reasons, QuickBooks will not save your password to send your emails. Before sending forms, you will be required to enter your password one or more time whenever you launch QuickBooks or Windows.

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