Microsoft announced on May 2, 2013 that Outlook.com has achieved 400 million active accounts and the upgrade of Hotmail has been completed. And Microsoft has just added the support of SMTP send feature, making it much easier for users to send emails from an email client. Here are the SMTP server settings that work with 1and1Mail:

Outlook/Hotmail Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: smtp.live.com
SMTP server needs authentication: Yes
This server requires SSL: No
Port: 587

Account Name: Your full email address
Email Address: Your email address
Password: Your Outlook.com password

For SMTP server settings and POP3 settings of other email service providers, please click here.

Outlook.com Email User Interface