How to add hotmail to iphone ( RESOLVED!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fuzion11, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Hey Ladies and Gents....

    I currently have gmail and ymail (yahoo) installed on my iPhone.

    I tried to figure out how to put hotmail or account on my iPhone but have no idea how to configure any of the settings to make that possible.

    Can someone please give me a step by step on how to accomplish this task?

    All I know....or at least I think I know, is that it's a POP3 account (even though I have no idea what the hell that means lol)

    Please help!

    Thanking the kind person or persons in advance!


    James account address is

    thanks again guys.
  2. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
  3. macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2008
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    Update to 2.2.1.
    Them go to mail, add account, and just type in your info like you did for your other accounts. Worked for me.
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I'm already on 2.2.1 I can't figure out how to set up a account

    Any other ideas?
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Try This

    go to other under the provider options then on the pop3 tap type in your name address
    and in incoming mail sever try : or /ca user name and paseword are your email details and outgoing email sever try /ca
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I have a US Hotmail account (, and all I did to add it to the iPhone was supply my username and passworkd in the mail setup screens. The phone somehow found the POP and SMTP servers automatically. I don't know if that helps with a .ca account or not, though, but I thought I'd offer it, just in case. I couldn't find the information about those server names on the Hotmail site, so I just tried it as I described and it worked.
  7. macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2008
    WOW!!! it actually works! it didn't used to! :D i have a @msn and it worked:)
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
  9. macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Ottawa, Canada
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    Adding to iPhone

    I went through the mail settings, chose "other", filled in the account information. It failed to verify and opened the setting screen. Make sure you choose the pop tab, then fill in the required information using "" and "". Worked for me.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Deployed atm
    Why in the world would you want hotmail when yahoo is much better?
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2010
    Iphone and account / mail client setup

    Hey folks.

    Here's a working solution I found.

    Simply go to settings on your iphone

    Go to settings, create a new mail account.

    Enter your basic information
    USER NAME or
    YOUR PASSOWRD *******
    Description xyz account

    Now in the next page,

    POP account information
    NAME aosindason
    Address or xyz@
    Description aosidnoasin

    HOST NAME(Incoming mail server) POP3.LIVE.COM
    USERNAME or {specify the email! wont work with just the username!)
    PASSWORD *****

    Out going mail server is
    No need to add username and password here!

    save it- it will ask you "wana proceed without ssl?" SAy no, then save , save again.

    Then go to outgoing mail server>primary server> SSL ON check port , it must be 587>DONE

    Then go to advanced >incoming settings> SSL ON> server port 995

    That's it!-
    Your are done!

    Remember key things,
    SSL must be on for both servers, ports as specified above for all and accounts. It must work!

    shounak deshpande
  13. macrumors 6502


    Aug 26, 2008
    Sorry to pull a necromancer on this thread, but I've been banging my head for hours trying to figure this out, and after reading the last posters post, I finally got it. Thanks dude!:)
  14. macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
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    They now support Exchange Protocol where you can sync mail, contacts and calendar. You should check that out.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    I have done the above and I still can't send any emails from my phone via hotmail.

    I have a email address and I can recieve just can't send..

    When I try to send an email from my phone it says

    " the email address i am trying to send to has been rejected by the server"

    My incoming and outgoing mail settings are and with ssl ON in both and the ports are both correct.

    Anyone have any solutions to this?
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2009
    Have you tried setting it up as an exchange account? If it supported by exchange ActiveSync, then set it up as an exchange account. Way easier and gives you push contacts, mail, and calendars too.
  17. jdaniel, Mar 12, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011

    macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Ottawa, Canada
    Most hotmail accounts do not have pop. As far as I understand it unless you pay for premium service you do not have pop. If they did then apps like mbox mail will be of no use. Some old accounts might but I doubt it.


    Apparently they changed it :) I just tested it on my phone it works :) I have a account and it works no issues.. I sent and received.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    Thanks...I did try the exchange and it tells me the same thing.

    My phone used to work with my but I had a virus on that account and it's been shut down by microsoft so I opened up a account and it doesn't work the same...weird.

    Maybe i'll drop in the apple store here and see if they can figure it out for me ...thanks for you help!

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