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Old Jul 19, 2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Getting Hotmail/Windows Live Mail to work with Mail.app iPhone?

I pay $20 a year for Windows Live Mail Plus which lets me access it via POP.

This works perfectly fine on Mail.app OSX.

I've yet to get this working on Mail.app iPhone. It'll stall constantly at "checking for mail..." and when that succeeds, it'll show the correct number of messages on the server but never download any.

Other POP accounts and GMail work fine. IzyMail.com as a Hotmail forwarding service works fine as well, but I don't want to pay them $18 a year when I've already paid $20 a year to Microsoft for POP access and it should work fine.

Why isn't Hotmail/Windows Live Mail working on my iPhone? Again, it works perfectly fine on Mail.app OSX.

Thanks.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 03:21 PM   #2
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Works fine with my windows live hotmail plus acct

From Microsoft, just use these parameters and it works on my 3G.

May 02 ,2008
MSN and Hotmail Plus POP3/SMTP Access
Summary:
Pop3/Smtp configurations settings for Windows Live Mail, Vista's Windows Mail, Outlook 2003/2007, and Outlook Express
Accounts Qualifying:
MSN Legacy Pop3(msn.com) - Dialup or Bring Your Own ISP(as of 1997)
Windows Live HotMail Plus(msn.com, hotmail.com, live.com) - effective Sept 21, 2007
Configuration Settings:
Incoming Server = pop3.live.com
Port 995
Encryption/Authentication = SSL is required
Full Username = username@xxxx.com (same as full email address, where xxxx.com = live.com, msn.com or hotmail.com )
Password is required
SPA(secure password authorization) = Off(uncheck the option)
Outgoing Server = smtp.live.com
Port 25
Outgoing Server Authentication = On(check the option)
Encryption/Authentication = SSL is required (Note: In Outlook 2007 select TLS instead of SSL)
Full Username = username@xxxx.com (same as full email address)
- unless outgoing server is configured to use same incoming server option
Password is required
- unless outgoing server is configured to use same incoming server option
Exclusions: Accounts not capable of Pop3/SMTP Access
Subscription Based:
- Msn Explorer and Msn Partner - These are Dial up, Bring Your Own ISP, or DSL Http accounts
Note: A few Qwest/MSN DSL users have reported(via public newsgroup) Pop3 functionality - ymmv/Contact Qwest[/FONT][/SIZE]
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 03:53 PM   #3
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These are my config screens:



Everything seems to be correct, but whenever I go to get my mail I see this:



Whenever I click to load more messages it stalls out and does nothing.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 04:07 PM   #4
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ive been looking into this aswell. hotmail is my primary email account and id love to acces it through the mail app. anyway of doing this without having to pay like 10 a year tho?
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 04:11 PM   #5
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ive been looking into this aswell. hotmail is my primary email account and id love to acces it through the mail app. anyway of doing this without having to pay like 10 a year tho?
IzyMail.com will do Hotmail forwarding and I've tested it (demo account) and it works on the iPhone 3G. But it's $17.95USD a year. I don't want to pay that as I've already paid $20 for Windows Live Mail Plus with POP and it should be working, but it doesn't.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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Only one difference on my iphone hotmail settings

Goodcow, On the smtp.live.com authentication page I show the check mark on the "Password" line, not the MD5 challenge line. All other pages look to be the same as mine.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 10:19 PM   #7
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Goodcow, On the smtp.live.com authentication page I show the check mark on the "Password" line, not the MD5 challenge line. All other pages look to be the same as mine.
Everytime I try to change it to PASSWORD, when I go back to the menu it defaults back to MD5.

How many messages are in your inbox? Do you think it's the 40,000+ for mine that's causing Mail.app to go crazy?
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 10:33 PM   #8
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I notice I've also had three Mail.app crashes today:

MobileMail-2008-07-19-163624.crash
MobileMail-2008-07-19-171548.crash
MobileMail-2008-07-19-180512.crash

I think I'll leave my iPhone plugged in overnight with push turned on and 15 min checking to see if it finally downloads these messages, because I see it's attempting to do something and chewing through bandwidth usage... then just crashing and not actually listing messages.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 04:33 AM   #9
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Your message count is pretty high. Could be the problem

I pare down and move me emails in outlook daily. I have maybe 10-20 daily. Thats about what my iphone sees daily, including the first day when I setup hotmail POP3. Sorry I cant be of more help.
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 05:19 AM   #10
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Is this of any use?

http://email.about.com/od/windowsliv...et_izymail.htm

I recommended it to someone else, so I hope so!
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 06:07 AM   #11
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Is this of any use?

http://email.about.com/od/windowsliv...et_izymail.htm

I recommended it to someone else, so I hope so!
It works, but like I said before, I don't want to pay them $18 a year when I'm already paying Hotmail $20 and there's no technical reason Hotmail shouldn't work on my iPhone.
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