Getting Hotmail/Windows Live Mail to work with Mail.app iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by goodcow, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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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]
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    These are my config screens:

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

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    Whenever I click to load more messages it stalls out and does nothing.
     
  4. macrumors member

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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?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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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