How To Fix Windows Live Mail Error 0x80194194?

The Windows Live Mail error 0x80194194 occurs when you try to access or sync a Hotmail account in the Windows Live Mail app. The Hotmail service has been closed already, but the users are still using their Hotmail account through Outlook. The error we are talking about occurs due to the improper server settings or incorrect sync settings in the Windows Mail app. Troubleshooting the error is a simple task if you use the below solutions mentioned in the following section.

Solution-1: Remove & re-add the account

  • Step 1:Launch the Windows Live Mail app on your computer and you can find the email accounts on the left side panel.
  • Step 2:Right-click your Hotmail account and select the Remove account option.
  • Step 3:If the confirmation message appears in the window, click Yes to proceed.
  • Step 4:Once it is removed, close the app window and re-launch the app.
  • Step 5:Now, go on to add the Hotmail account.
  • Step 6:Select the Accounts menu at the top of the window and then click E-mail.
  • Step 7:Following that, type the email address and password, choose Manually configure server settings, and click Next.
  • Step 8:Enter the necessary information to complete the account setup.

Solution-2: Verify the server settings

  • Step 1:In the Windows Live Mail app, under Accounts, select the Properties menu.
  • Step 2:In the window that opens up, select the Hotmail account to open the email settings.
  • Step 3:Next, go to the Servers panel and set the incoming server as either POP3 or IMAP.
  • Step 4:See if the Incoming and Outgoing mail server information is rightly set as given below.


  • Step 1:Incoming Mail server:
  • Step 2:Port number: 993
  • Step 3:Security type: SSL


For POP:

  • Step 1:Incoming Mail server:
  • Step 2:Port number: 995
  • Step 3:Security type: SSL
  • Step 4:Outgoing Mail server:
  • Step 5:Port number: 587
  • Step 6:Security type: TLS
  • Step 7:After verifying the mail server settings, click the Advanced tab. Then make the necessary server settings and click OK to save the settings. And check the Windows live mail error 0x80194194
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