About a week ago Microsoft finally rolled out the support for Hotmail/Windows Live emails so that they can be synced by the Mail app on your iPhone or iPhone 3G.
I have received a few emails with questions and problems, and so today I will post a brief step by step instruction on how to get Hotmail/Windows Live Mail working on your iPhone.
How to set-up Hotmail/Windows Live Email Accounts on iPhone
1.) Go to Settings. Tap on Mail, Contacts, and Calendar. Then under the Accounts heading, tap Add Account…. Then tap Other.
2.) Under Name, enter your Name. Under Address, enter your Hotmail or Windows Live Email address. Example: email@example.com
3.) Under Password, enter your email address password corresponding to the email address you just provided.
4.) Under Description, type a description. Example: My Hotmail Email. Then tap Save. A message will appear regarding Windows Live Plus. By-pass it by tapping Next in the top right corner of the iPhone.
5.) Under the Accounts heading, tap the email account you just created
6.) Under the Outgoing Mail Server heading, tap SMTP. Under the Primary Server heading, tap smtp.live.com
7.) Ensure Server in On. Ensure Use SSL is On. Ensure Authentication is Password. Ensure Server Port is 587 (or Port 25, apparently both work).
8.) Now tap SMTP in the top left corner of the iPhone screen. Then tap the top left corner of the iPhone screen again to return to the previous menu. Then tap Advanced.
9.) Under the Incoming Settings heading, ensure Use SSL is On. Ensure Authentication is Password. Ensure Server Port is 995.
10.) Tap the top left corner of your iPhone screen three times to return to the previous menu. Then click the home button.
And that should do it. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes in the comments below.
As always, if you have any specific comments or questions that you want addressed personally, drop me a line at: x1zero [at] iphoneincanada.ca.