Does anybody have Izymail or Hotmail Plus delivering Hotmail to iPhone reliably?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nerdynerdynerdy, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. nerdynerdynerdy macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2007
    I know this is a topic that keeps coming up, but the threads never seem to end with a definitive conclusion.

    I'd like to receive my hotmail in the iPhone's mail application. There seem to be four options:

    1. Mbox mail, an app you can pay for.

    I don't want this because it looks like you can't initiate emails from the contacts app or safari (eg sending a link to someone).

    2. Hotmail Plus.

    You have to pay, which is fine by me, but a google search comes up with a complaint that it "no longer works", but there is little info about it.

    3. Izymail.

    I signed up for the trial period. Initially it was great, but became more and more erratic before ceasing to do anything eventually. I created fresh settings, but still no luck. Do paying customers get a better service?

    4. Forwarding to gMail.

    Not great because many hotmail accounts can't do this, and because you can't delete emails from the hotmail server via the phone.

    My question is, should I pay for the full Izymail subscription or hotmail plus? I have no problem with paying for it, but I don't want to pay only to find it still doesn't work.

    Who has hotmail working on iPhone, and how?

    Thanks everyone..

    (PS - can we please not debate the merits or otherwise of hotmail here)
  2. romeoyankee macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    hotmail plus works great for me!

    To be honest Im not sure its actually called that though anymore.. windows live plus or something. I have my hotmail hooked up and i am using the and servers.. You cant just type in those though as you have to have the plus activated with windows live.

    I only got the subscription maybe 6 months ago and its working great.

    If you want to be sure just go to windows live and contact support. See if you will have access to your windows live mail via pop3 if you sign up for the extra services.

    I have it set to auto check my mail every 15 mins and no problems so far
  3. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2008
    Plymouth, MI
    The Izymail thing isn't cool. It pretty much is just an interceptor, third party, that grabs all your mail, and then forwards it to your mail client. I just don't like the idea of my mail making a pit stop to some company that I'm paying before I get it. Just my thoughts though.
  4. nerdynerdynerdy thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Thanks for the responses guys. I pretty much agree with that criticism of Izymail, and it's good to hear of a positive experience with hotmail plus. It's the way I'm leaning at the moment.

    Any more endorsements either way?

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