How To use Hotmail in Mail app Guide (proper way)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by harry454, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. harry454 macrumors 6502

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    Finally there is a proper way to setup your Mail app to actually get your hotmail account mail,

    Step 1: goto preferences and add a new account.
    Step 2: enter your name, your hotmail email and password
    Step 3: The settings then are:
    Account Type: POP
    Description: anything you want
    Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
    Username: _______@hotmail.com or _______@live.com, which ever your email is
    Password: Your own password
    Step 4: Hit next, then for description anything you want
    Outgoing mail server: smtp.live.com, check always use this server
    Check Use Authentication: enter your email and password

    Step5 : and thats it your done, check take account online and hit create and you will see all your hotmail, mail start coming in


    Enjoy :D
     
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  4. CSilver macrumors 6502

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    umm first of all in my Mail app when chosen POP type the outgoing email address slot doesn't show... And I just tried to do it without putting that on and it doesn't work... Do I use exchange type?
     
  5. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Great guide. Works like a charm! (I did this last week).

    It only works for certain countries right now and microsoft are rolling out free pop3 access country by country. If you check their blog, you can see which countries are working and which are not.

    UK is fine.
    America is a no no for now (i'm guessing due to the size).

    Dan x
     
  6. mmnz macrumors newbie

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    100% working


    Thanks for the info, it works, perfect, i tested many other ways, and this is very well, as i am using hotmail.com.. cheers mate;)
     
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  8. WhiteNoiseMaker macrumors regular

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    I take it this means we can now access Hotmail using the iPhone mail app too?
     
  9. 2Shae macrumors 6502

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    Thanx dude!!!
    Been looking for this for months now.

    Works here in The Netherlands
     
  10. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    How is this working, I tried countless times to get Hotmail working on Mail and failed everytime :confused:

    I can confirm this works, although it's a bit slow at first.

    EDIT: Screenshot as proof.

    [​IMG]

    Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotmail#POP3
    Might be wise to sticky this for a little while.
     
  11. HazRutter macrumors regular

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    Wow! Thanks, I spent like an hour last night searching for this...cheers.
     
  12. TomKease macrumors member

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    I'm in the US and am able to get my hotmail on my old PowerBook G4, but I had to download a plug in, but I had to make sure I paid for hotmail "live" access. The plug in was free and it works really good. I'm you can find it if you do a google search
     
  13. tonka2 macrumors member

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    Hotmail

    It also worked for me just now after I restarted the Mac, but I didn't get the Hotmail user interface, just the Apple Mail interface. Maybe the interface doesn't work for U.S. mail???

    If you follow the instructions, it works fine :)
     
  14. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    That's astounding.

    Finally!

    :D

    :eek: It's downloaded emails from as far back as July 2006! Now here's a trip down memory lane.
     
  15. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Wow, I never thought I'd see the day Microsoft made it free (like everyone else).
     
  16. ManuelGnR macrumors regular

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    For me it worked perfect in just a minute.

    Thanks. Not sure if I'm going to use Mail anyway:D
     
  17. MacMalv macrumors regular

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    thanks for this. I been wanting to do this for a while! when did they start allowing POP?
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The announcement was dated 12 February 2009 -- ten days ago.
     
  19. tonka2 macrumors member

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    Hotmail in Safari

    Are all you guys receiving the actual Hotmail interface or is it the same Apple mail interface? I notice the one fellow from the UK actually received the Hotmail interface. I've got it but with Apple's interface.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  20. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't understand your question... if you enable Hotmail POP access in Mail, it will look and function like any other account in Mail. If you enable it in Thunderbird, it will look and function like any other account in Thunderbird. Ditto for Outlook, the iPhone, Eudora, etc, etc.

    If you want the Windows Live or Hotmail interfaces, you can still always use a web browser, even after you have enabled POP access.
     
  21. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's apples interface, that was just an email from Microsoft, asking me something, the "interface" you saw was just the contents of the email.
     
  22. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    OMFG its working!!!!!


    thankyou times so many million its not even funny!!!! champion!!!!

    thankyou! :D
     
  23. emdotdee macrumors regular

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    I've just added hotmail and mail.app is constantly crashing as it tries to retreive old mail from the account :-(

    EDIT/UPDATE: I just turned off growlmail and the crashes have stopped. Growlmail was fine before adding the hotmail account though.

    I'm still having problem receiving my normal mail from BT, it know's there is mailt o get but just won't finish retrieving it, grrrrrr.
     

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