Microsoft Live @ edu service (mslive) is an optional service hosted by Microsoft for enhancing University staff’s and students’ personal messaging, social networking and collaboration experiences. The email service of mslive with domain name “@mslive.cityu.edu.hk” is considered as a supplement of the University Email service. The following is a summary of the functions and features of mslive:
Please refer to the following pages for details: http://home.live.com/
mslive, like GApps, is considered a supplementary Email service for staff and students for enriching your social networking experiences and collaborations with other university members as well as friends on the Internet. The existing University Email service (i.e. "@cityu.edu.hk" and "@student.cityu.edu.hk") will still be used for conducting University business and communicating with students and staff.
All University staff and students are eligible to enjoy the service. Accounts for accessing this service will be provided upon successful application.
You may apply for an mslive account from the Email Services homepage http://www.cityu.edu.hk/csc/deptweb/services/email.htm.
The username or account name will be in the format "<EID>@mslive.cityu.edu.hk>" where <EID> is the Electronic ID of the user. Since the service is hosted by Microsoft, and for security reasons, you are recommended to supply a different password from the account you use in the University Email service (i.e. <EID>@cityu.edu.hk for staff or <EID>@student.cityu.edu.hk for students).
Except for information related to the mslive services or account management, all University related information will be dispatched through the formal University Email service (i.e. <EID>@cityu.edu.hk for staff and <EID>@student.cityu.edu.hk for students).
Account will normally be ready either 2 hours after successful applications made between 9:00am – 8:00pm on the same day, or early next day if the application is made after 8:00pm. You may go to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/mslive for the account activation and subsequent logons.
Although Microsoft has declared that it will protect the data and privacy for this service, the University recommends all users to refrain from using the mslive account to conduct university related business. In fact, all sensitive information should be carefully handled and should not be sent through any Email, including the University Email service, without proper encryption.
All Windows Live Hotmail accounts including mslive accounts can be used with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Office Outlook 2003. To access your mslive account, you must first install the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector for Windows Live Hotmail available from Microsoft.
Yes, you can retrieve the email in your mslive account with a client or device that supports POP3.
Pop3 Availability in Windows Live Hotmail: http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions/settings/archive/2009/01/13/pop3-availability-in-windows-live-hotmail.aspx
Send and Receive Windows Live Hotmail from a Mail Client: http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions/settings/archive/2009/01/06/send-and-receive-windows-live-hotmail-emails-from-a-mail-client.aspx
However, “Outlook Connector” is the preferred way for connecting Microsoft Outlook with mslive account.