Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gmail Cannot Retrieve Hotmail via POP3

If you cannot retrieve Your Hotmail Account in Your Gmail Account via POP3, and got the following information in gmail
「Authentication failure: unknown user name or bad password. [Error="ProxyNotA...」
that is because All Hotmail accounts are being moved to Office 365 Servers, and that turns off the POP3 service, to reenable it, do the following in Hotmail:

Settings -> Options -> POP and IMAP -> Yes -> SAVE
Viola! You are able to access your Hotmail in Gmail again. 
Btw, Hotmail now allows forwarding email to Gmail too, you can try it in Settings -> Options -> Forwarding. I try it, it works, just that those email is marked by Gmail with "This message may not have been sent by:".


  1. After almost a month searching for a solution at last I've found an answer. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for sharing the interesting blog post.