Hotmail on Ipod Touch 2Gen!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by 11221212, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. 11221212 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    i have just succefully got hotmail on my new ipod touch 2G...
    what you do is you pretty much just forward hotmail to gmail/yahoo/anything else.
    Forwarding from hotmail:
    step 1. make a gmail account
    step 2. go to
    step 3. register your hotmail account on
    step 4. in the control panel you can scroll down to forward eMail
    step 5. set up to forward your hotmail to your new gmail using izymail
    step 6. set up gmail on your ipod touch 2G

    and now you are done! but did you want to still use hotmail... no problem!

    Forwarding back to hotmail:
    step 1. make another hotmail account
    step 2. go back to gmail and select settings>forwarding
    step 3. type in your new hotmail account and select to keep emails in gmail

    and now you have completed everything. thankyou for reading and feel free to email me if you have any questions, or you can test your ipod touch email feature by emailing me for fun. well have fun with it and remember your emails to people will be from gmail... i cant fix that part sorry :p.
    btw my eMail is:
  2. Walt DI macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    See, i found it a helluva lot easier to just get a mobileme account, plus syncing it wayyyyyy better.
  3. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Don't you have to pay for a mobileme account?
  4. 11221212 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    ya i think u get a 2month free trial but after that u gotta pay...
    my way is free XD
  5. Avaj macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2008
  6. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Man they just more and more ways to suck money out of you lol
  7. Avaj macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2008
    So if I get any mail it will go to my gmail acct.??

    Will still also show up in acct??
  8. 11221212 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    yes all the mail will go to your gmail account.
    and because you are using izymail to forward the email, all emails will stay for 1 day. unless you pay the izymail subscription.
    the only free way to get hotmail on your ipod touch is to follow my above instructions. (well unless somebody else finds a way to do it) my instructions are what i did after having an ipod for a week. and ill probably just stick with them, i dont feel like finding a better way then this :D
  9. Walt DI macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Yes, you pay for mobileme, but i find it worth the price. Then again, thats just my personal opinion, so dont base it off of what i say
  10. 11221212 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    did anybody actually use this? other than me?
  11. therealdt macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2008
    northeast region

    no. no.
  12. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    So you guys are annoyed about having to pay for MobileMe but not annoyed about having to pay for services Hotmail should provide for free - like IMAP and message forwarding?

    Hotmail is freaking terrible. GMail is free and works perfectly - sure it doesn't have push but I don't see Google holding off on that for too long.
  13. kunze50 macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2007
    Victoria, BC
  14. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    15.8 miles from Molineux
    This App allows you to access Hotmail on your touch or iPhone.

    mBoxMail - Windows Live Hotmail (Link opens in iTunes)

    I've not used the App so can't comment on how good or bad it it.
  15. Mrfatboy macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2008
    You can get your msn/hotmail (if its a paid account) via pop3. Check out apple forums for info. Its free. I did it.
  16. WPeterson macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York
    i think so. i am not satisfied with $99/yr of mobileme. and for me, pop3 is even enough to check hotmail e-mails everyday.

  17. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Not to mention, Gmail has SMS texting, video chat, im chat, themes, etc. What does Hotmail carry other than the horrid MS logo? Nothing. It's so outdated and featureless compared to other email service providers out there. Make the switch! :p
  18. thomahawk macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Osaka, Japan
    i have always wanted to use my hotmail accounts on my mac...
    oh well at least i get to see the nice and attractive mailbrowser! :D
  19. Steve Jobs=God macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2007
    I've had mobileme since it was launched and haven't paid a penny yet :D

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