I'm trying to sync a Hotmail/Windows Live/MSN email account to Evolution - however I'm unable to do so with both POP and IMAP. If I understand correctly this is because Microsoft blocks all email clients other than Outlook. Is there a way around this?
After a lot of hunting through old threads on the forums. I was mistaken that POP is disabled for all non-Microsoft clients. Here are the settings that worked for me.
In Evolution go to Edit -> Preferences. Choose your MSN/Live email account and select "Edit".
As a side note. When you try to send mail for the first time it will fail. You will get an email from Windows with a link to confirm you are a person and enable this functionality. After that you can Send as expected.
Hotmail does indeed support POP3:
The details for connecting are also included in the article.