So if (free) Hotmail gets POP3....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rockinrocker, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
  2. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    if iphone uses POP3 as ther e mail and MS is coming out with free POP3 services then yes it should work on the native Mail app
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
  4. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2006
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I use Hotmail. I use it cause I have my e-mail from them ever since 2000. Also, many of my friends and ex-classmates I keep in touch with use it. I find it hard to make all my classmates switch, so I keep my account. (I have MobileMe & G-Mail)

    It would be nice to see it finally get POP3.
  6. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
  7. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    there is a program on the itunes store called m-box ($10) that allows you to access hotmail (the free version) via a non-browser interface that is a bit similar to apple's iphone mail app.

    i haven't decided if it is worth the cost. maybe if it goes on sale......
  8. mrwilmoth macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2007
    i just forward my email from hotmail to gmail. hotmail is a fossil, lol!
  9. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    don't use my hotmail account much but i would love to still be able to access it on my phone
  10. moka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
    cool, i still use hotmail and everyone i know does, don't see why not.
  11. draperm25 macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    well you could always use this whilst your waiting?

    1. Go to your Hotmail Inbox
    2. In the Mid Right Hand Corner click on the word Options
    3. Under the Heading, Customize your mail, click on Mobile Alerts For New Messages.
    4. The click on Sign up for Windows Live Mobile - it's free and easy!
    5. Click on your network provider (O2, Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Virgin)
    6. The page will refresh to enter your mobile number WITHOUT the first zero, eg: 71234567890 and press Next
    7. Read the agreement and check the box, I have read and agree to the pricing and terms of use, if you agree then click Next
    8. You will recieve a Confirmation code eg: 2008 normally a 4 digit number, to your phone and enter this from your phone onto the page, and click Next
    9. Once that page has refreshed, look half way down the page and it will have a heading, Hotmail Alerts, where it says Recieve alerts when: make sure you highlight Do not send me Hotmail alerts, otherwise Hotmail will charge you 20p:eek: per alert (unless you want them that it lol)
    10. Then click Done.
    11. Then at the top of the page in the middle click on Hotmail, which will take you back to your Inbox.
    12. Top right, and click on Options again
    13. Then under the heading Manage you account, click on Forward mail to another e-mail account
    14. Then click in the box for Forward your mail to another email address, and enter the email address into the box and click on Save
    15. Click on Options again
    16. Then under the heading Customize your mail, click on Mobile alerts for new messages
    17. Then click on, Sign up for Windows Live Mobile - it's free and easy! which will then take you to Windows Live Mobile otions menu
    18. Under The Heading My Account click on Change Alert Delivery Service
    19. Have the Alert Delivery set to Off, then click Save

    Hope this helps for now
  12. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    I tried all that before and couldn't get it to work....
  13. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Either wait for it to come out for free, or just shell out the 10 bones for mBox Mail - it is an excellent app and executes hotmail accounts just like the native mail app.

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