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How to Access Free Windows Live Hotmail in iPhone Mail

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Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL and MobileMe: all this is nice, of course, and of very little use when you have a Windows Live Hotmail account and want to access it in iPhone Mail.

Fortunately, a smart service can turn any Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Hotmail account into a POP or IMAP account that looks regular and accessible to any email program — including iPhone Mail. With IzyMail, you can access Windows Live Hotmail transparently and see your custom folders, too.

If you prefer not to hand your log-in credentials over to IzyMail, you can also set up free Windows Live Hotmail as a POP account and download incoming messages as well as send. If a dedicated Windows Live Hotmail app for the iPhone or iPod touch makes you happy, take a look at mBox Mail.

Access Free Windows Live Hotmail in iPhone Mail as a Push Account (Free)

You can set up Windows Live Hotmail as a push email account using Exchange ActiveSync.

Access Free Windows Live Hotmail in iPhone Mail Via IMAP (Requires IzyMail Subscription)

To add a Windows Live Hotmail account to iPhone Mail using IzyMail and IMAP access — which gives you seamless access to all folders:

  • Make sure your Windows Live Hotmail account is registered with IzyMail.
  • Tap Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
  • Now tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • Choose Add Account... under Accounts.
  • Tap Other.
  • Now tap Add Mail Account.
  • Enter your name under Name.
  • Tap your full Windows Live Hotmail address under Address.
  • Enter your Windows Live Hotmail password under Password.
  • Tap "IzyMail Hotmail" under Description.
  • Now tap Save.
  • Tap OK to the error message.
  • Choose IMAP.
  • Under Incoming Mail Server:
    • Enter "in.izymail.com" under Host Name.
    • Verify your full Windows Live Hotmail address is entered under User Name.
  • Under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):
    • Enter "out.izymail.com" under Host Name.
      • If you run into problems sending mail later, you can try "out.izymail.com:587" instead.
    • Verify your complete Windows Live Hotmail email address is entered under User Name.
  • Tap Save.
  • (After waiting a while,) tap Yes to have iPhone Mail attempt to connect without SSL encryption.
  • Back in Mail, Contacts, Calend... settings, tap IzyMail Hotmail.
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Select Drafts Mailbox.
  • Choose _Draft under On the Server.
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Select Sent Mailbox.
  • Choose _Sent under On the Server.
  • Tap Advanced again.
  • Select Deleted Mailbox.
  • Choose _Trash under On the Server.
  • Press the Home button.

Access Free Windows Live Hotmail in iPhone Mail Via POP (Free)

To set up downloading new Windows Live Hotmail messages using POP (totally free and easier to set up, but without access to your online folders) in iPhone Mail:

  • Tap Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
  • Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • Now tap Add Account... under Accounts.
  • Choose Other.
  • Now tap Add Mail Account.
  • Type your name under Name.
  • Enter your full Windows Live Hotmail address under Address.
  • Tap your Windows Live Hotmail password under Password.
  • Now tap Save.

Note that message you send from iPhone Mail will not appear in your Windows Live Hotmail Sent folder online. They are saved only locally in iPhone Mail.

By default, iPhone Mail will not delete messages from Windows Live Hotmail. You can set it to remove messages after you have deleted them on the phone, however, or after a week.

Access Free Windows Live Hotmail in iPhone Mail 1.0 Using IMAP (Requires IzyMail Subscription)

To set up a Windows Live Hotmail account via IzyMail in iPhone Mail 1.0:

  • Make sure your Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Hotmail account is registered with IzyMail.
  • Tap Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
  • Now tap Mail.
  • Choose Add Account... under Accounts.
  • Tap Other.
  • Choose IMAP.
  • Enter your name under Name.
  • Type your full Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Hotmail address under Address.
  • Enter "IzyMail Hotmail" under Description.
  • Under Incoming Mail Server:
    • Enter "in.izymail.com" under Host Name.
    • Now type your full Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Hotmail address under User Name.
      • Make sure you include the "@hotmail.com" part. If your Windows Live Hotmail log-in name is asdfgh, tap "asdfgh@hotmail.com".
    • Enter your Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Hotmail password under Password.
  • Under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):
    • Enter "out.izymail.com" under Host Name.
    • Type your full Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Hotmail email address under User Name.
      • Again, make sure you do include "@hotmail.com".
    • Enter your Windows Live Hotmail or MSN Hotmail password under Password.
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Select On the Server | _Sent under Sent Mailbox.
  • Select On the Server | _Trash under Deleted Mailbox.
  • Make sure Incoming Uses SSL is OFF.
  • Make sure Outgoing Uses SSL is OFF.
  • Now check Password is selected under Authentication.
  • Go back to your iPhone's home, saving the new account.
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