How to setup hotmail on iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gloor, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Gloor macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2007

    does anyone know how to setup hotmail account on iPhone 4 so I can have mail in the mail app?
    Also, when I get mail on the iPhone will it stay on the hotmail server ie. if I lose my iPhone will I have everything on the web hotmail?

  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    If you tap on add account and pit in your email addy and password it'll auto configure the pop settings. If you want to do it manually the correct settings are below.

    POP server: (Port 995)
    POP SSL required? Yes
    User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example
    Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
    SMTP server: (Port 25) {Note: If port 25 has been blocked in your network or by your ISP, you can set SMTP port to 587 with TLS or SSL Encryption depending on the client in use}
    Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
    TLS/SSL required? Yes

    And yes the messages stay on the server
  3. Gloor thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2007
    Ok, I've found the solution. I was trying microsoft exchange which clearly didn't work so when I tried "other" it then worked fine.

    Ok, thank you. I don't want to lose the server version as its way more convenient and accessible from anywhere :)

    There is no time limit on the server version if I get the messages to iPhone, is there? Everything stays the same as before for the web server version, right?
  4. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Does anyone know how to set up a hotmail account where it will completely mirror the regular web-based hotmail. You know, if I check a message on my laptop, it will show up as already read on my iPhone account.
  5. interceptor47 macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Here is how I have mine set up.
    Toggle off "ask before deleting"
    Settings-Mail-Account-Advanced-Delete from Server is set to "when removed from inbox"
  6. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    I would route my hotmail thru a gmail account.
  7. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Like the post above, you should set it up with ActiveSync instead.
  8. jallenclark macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2008
    I had mine setup with POP before and it didn't mirror the server.

    The new EAS protocol that MS finally enabled for hotmail is amazing, plus you can sync your contacts and calendar from hotmail over the air too.
  9. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    Thanks, I followed that guide and now my email is pushed to my phone. However it just makes a noise isn't it supposed to light up the screen and display a message like text messages do?

    In settings > mail > fetch data. I've set it to push and for fetch I set it to manually. So should this alert me everytime I get an email asap?

    Also will the above^ effect the battury life much?
  10. nednarm macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
  11. hisham89 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2011
    here is the full solution for your hotmail account on your iphone

    From self-experiment on my :apple:iphone 4 'firmware 4.3' ((not jailbreaked)) :-

    1- Go to "settings"
    2- Choose "mail,contacts,calenders" from the menu
    3- Choose "Add account..."
    3- Then choose "other"
    4- Choose "add mail account"
    5- write ur name, email,password and hit next button(be sure to be correct password otherwise the popup messege will come out and tell you "cannot get mail for")
    6-just wait for verifying you will see (incoming Mail server & outgoing mail server) is already filled and then click done.

    if not, read step 7

    7- For incoming Mail server :-
    host name:
    username: "your email"
    password: "your password"

    -For outgoing mail server:-
    hit (smtp:

    primary server:
    hit (

    server : turn it on
    username: "your email"
    password: "your password"
    use SSL :------------------------->on
    Authentication: Choose password
    server port: 587

    hit Done button

    other smtp servers---------------->off

    and then go back

    For outgoing mail server:-

    choose advanced

    Delete Messeges (an option)
    mean delete your old emails from your iphone only,choose what you want.

    In incoming settings:-
    Use SSL: turn it on.
    Authentication: Choose password.
    Delete from server: mean to delete your old emails from hotmail it self, choose what you want.
    server port : 995

    then go back

    And finally hit Done button

    congratulations you have done

    please comment........................
  12. grateful macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011

    Thank you (hisham89) for the perfect solution at the end of this thread. Step by step easy, perfection.:)
  13. tdar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2003
    On the Space Coast
    That's an iOS 4 solution, the other poster above me has the iOS 5 solution.
  14. Susurs, Nov 26, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011

    Susurs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    Sorry for strange question but is Hotmail outgoing server free for use? I remember that I couldn't send e-mails from Hotmail on iPhone some years ago and I red that I need paid service or something (Live Hotmail Plus ?)...maybe I'm wrong
  15. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    Gmail only fetches from POP accounts once every 30-60 minutes.

    If you need the Exchange capability for instant push notifications, definitely don't listen to falconeight.
  16. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Wrong. Gmail has the ability to work like Exchange and get instant push notifications. It's the way you set it up.
  17. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    Read my post again, carefully. I was referring to Gmail fetching from POP accounts, not devices fetching/pushing from Gmail.
  18. takeshi74, Nov 28, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011

    takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    That's completely irrelevant to the gmail mail fetcher which is what you're using if you have gmail check Hotmail via POP. You can set up gmail as push but the link between Hotmail and gmail is still pull and you have no control over the mail fetcher's intervals. A client (gmail's mail fetcher in this case) cannot turn a non-push email account into push.

    If the OP wants Hotmail to be push (and synced) then it should be set up via ActiveSync. I don't see them posted in this thread (could be the link in post 7 but it's blocked from here at work) but you can easily Google the settings.

    Set it up via ActiveSync.

    You might want to elaborate on the pros and cons of doing so before just blindly making such a recommendation.

    It's a matter of POP versus ActiveSync. Not iOS 4 versus 5. You can use POP and ActiveSync settings for any clients that support them, not just iOS.
  19. Boen macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009
    I have my hotmail set up to forward all mail to my gmail account, then that's set up through exchange server.
  20. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    The only thing to be aware of with this method is that you lose the Exchange capability of Hotmail this way. Gmail pulls in POP accounts every 30-60 minutes; you have no control over this.

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