Hotmail on iPhone 4 not pushing

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  1. princesultan macrumors regular

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    I set up my hotmail as my mail account in general mail settings. Whenever I click on the mail icon, my inbox will update when there are any new emails. But even though I have my settings to "push", emails will never push.

    Any tips? Am I doing something wrong?
     
  2. Nuttydev macrumors 6502

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    Umm try setting it up with Microsoft Exchange?

    Also if you happen to be on Tesco, I believe they don't have push data on it.

    Edit: I'm not really sure, person below seems to have answered it.
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Hotmail does not support push for iPhone. You'll have to set it to manual fetch.
     
  4. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    I've got mine set to Manual and it fetchs itself at random times :confused:
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    The mail app won't push hotmail accounts because they are pop3 rather than SMTP.

    You can get an app call mBox mail that will push hotmail to your phone.
     
  6. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    dam, that's too bad. ok, i'll give that app a try.

    thanks guys.

    edit: any other apps like that that are free?
     
  7. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    does anyone have their hotmail configured via exchange activesync? i heard it may be able to work this way?
     
  8. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    I thought hotmail via exchange activesync isn't available until the end of summer. Has anyone gotten it working?
     
  9. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Hotmail in my mail accounts since the 3GS. I thought maybe this was an old thread. :confused:
     
  10. Chetoc230 macrumors member

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    activesync is working for some people and some not. i dont think microsoft/hotmail has converted all their existing accounts to support it yet?

    i've been waiting for this and some blog user comments are showing that some people are getting it to work and some arent. you can try and see if its working for you.

    setup the mailbox as an exchange account,

    username: your full email email (hotmail.com, live.com, etc.)
    password: your pw
    domain: m.hotmail.com
    and i think ssl should be on. (not sure though)

    after setting it up and your getting a password error, its not active on your account yet.

    there was some talk from a microsoft admin on the hotmail/live blog that they are fully implementing activesync by the end of summer.
     
  11. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    password error for me!
     
  12. Chetoc230 macrumors member

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    you just have to wait for microsoft to move your account to support activesync then.
     
  13. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    is gmail push supported? i created a gmail account in my iphone and forwarded my hotmail emails to my gmail account and it seems to be doing the same thing the hotmail account was when i first started this whole thing (ie. able to retrieve emails only when i click on the mail icon).
     
  14. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    did you set the gmail up via exchange option or by clicking gmail option?
     
  15. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    via the gmail option. should i set it up via the exchange?
     
  16. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    If you set up Gmail as exchange, it'll push not only your emails, but your contacts and calendar as well.

    username: username@gmail.com
    password: xxxxx
    server: m.google.com
    domain (leave blank)
    SSL: on
     
  17. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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  20. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I believe non of the AOL, GMail, Yahoo options within iPhone's email will push emails, I believe only exchange will push emails
     
  21. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    I just recently set up my hotmail account on my iphone and it hasn't been syncing with the web-based hotmail. So if I delete a message on the hotmail webpage, or mark one as read, it doesn't sync that back to iphone mail app, and vice-versa.

    How do you set it up to do that?
     
  22. Chetoc230 macrumors member

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    you need to set it up as an exchange account, look at the posts above. this may or may not work for you since microsoft hasn't implemented activesync on all hotmail/live accounts yet.
     
  23. rav1n macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks. It works
     

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