Hotmail emails can be accessed using Thunderbird. If you want to add a hotmail account then use the accounts settings under tools menu or using the Create New Account option.
Click on the Add Account button available under Account Settings. This would display the New Account Setup dialog box
Select Email Account radio option and click on the Next button. Provide the details for “Your Name” and Your hotmail or live.com email address and click on the Next button.
Keep the type of incoming server as POP and provide the Incoming Server details as pop3.live.com.
Provide the username and account name to complete the setup.