Hotmail now works natively in Mail app

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  1. andimaciphone macrumors member

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    Apparently, all you have to do is change your location in Hotmail and it will work...

    That's Microsoft for you.
     
  4. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Really?
    Typical, well I'll give it a go in a minute.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Report back. I want to do this but haven't done it myself.

    Oh, and if it works for iPhone mail, will it work for OS X Mail?
     
  6. andimaciphone thread starter macrumors member

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    I too was wondering about OS X mail, will give it a try at home tonight.
     
  7. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Will do.
    And... I wouldn't know about it working for OS X, I don't own a Mac. :eek:
     
  8. kicko macrumors 65816

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    what exactly am i looking for in hotmail? I have seen nothing in settings that would indicate IMAP or pop3.
     
  9. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    you don't have to do anything in Hotmail, just set it up on the iPhone. It kinda works... it hasn't picked up a test email I sent to myself. And POP is annoying, I need IMAP.
     
  10. kicko macrumors 65816

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    ah duh!

    i just noticed now its NOT for the US. oH well back to gmail.
     
  11. goodcow macrumors 6502a

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    Hotmail POP won't work for me because I have 60,000+ messages and it just crashes MobileMail.app.
     
  12. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Am I correct in thinking this doesn't require the 2.2.1 upgrade?
     
  13. daneoni macrumors G4

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    No workey for me. Meh...its just POP3 anyway. Gmail ftw :cool:

    EDIT: It works, i was trying to set it up in Apple Mail instead of MobileMail. Dunno why you can't do the former and why its a POP3 service...that is just annoying

    EDIT: Weird...it also works in Apple Mail now. Must've been doing something wrong. Silly me :eek:
     
  14. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Wait, so where do I change my location to US?

    Most likely.
     
  15. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    Top banana - I nearly bought a £5 app to do this on the UK App Store the other day but was put off by the price. I'm glad I'm a tightwad - would've been gutted to shell out, only to find Microsoft had made these changes :D

    I'm off to bed a happy man.
     
  16. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    This works for me, and my accounts are in Canada and China.
     
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  19. whlphil macrumors member

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    Have a giggle while your there

    edit
    point taken new thread started, didnt want to start a new thread really as its my blog but man it struck a cord as ive done something very similar, believe me when you txt something meant for your wife to one of the lads on a construction site you never hear the end of it!

    New thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=7055780#post7055780
     
  20. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Even though this is hilarious, doesn't belong in this thread, make a new one.
     
  21. moniquetx macrumors member

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    Hotmail works on iPhone . . .

    For those that are getting an error when setting up their hotmail information

    1. You enter your name as entered in your Hotmail account, i.e., when you log into Hotmail it says Hi <Name>.

    2. Make sure to leave the description field unchanged it should be something like email@hotmail.com. After the account information is retrieved you can then go back and change the description to whatever you want.

    Just tried this in two iPhones and it works. Weird thing is that if I omit step two above I get a message saying password not recognized.

    Hope this helps.
     
  22. kicko macrumors 65816

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    Yeah i just changed my region in hotmail to Canada and it now works.

    I set it up as other, the only issue i have now is i have over 1600 emails that this thing wants to load. Is there anyway around this painful process or i just suck it up and chip away at it?
     

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