A few days ago (yes, I’m behind on email!) we got a nice tip from Joe that Hotmail on the iPhone was now available in the US. Well, I did a little testing today and he is right!! About three weeks ago, I wrote about the ability to get Hotmail on your iPhone in select countries. In that article I mentioned that they were going to make POP3 technology available for other countries as the year progresses…well, it seems they have done just that!
I was able to easily set-up my Hotmail account on my iPhone using the steps below (provided by mattyb123)
All you have to do is:
- Open the Settings app
- Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars
- Tap ‘Add Account’
- Choose ‘Other’ for the account type
- Type your name, email and password.
- Tap ‘Save’ (step added by Brooke)
- Tap ‘Next’
- Close Settings and open up Mail
- Refresh your mail and it will show your messages.
After typing the info and then tapping next, it told me that I needed a Windows Live Mail Plus account to use my account in Mail. I don’t have a Plus account but it still works.
When I went back into my stock Mail application, after completing the steps above, my Hotmail account was there! It was simple and easy…I did not have to change any port settings. If you are having problems…you will want to check out Microsoft’s blog entry about rolling out POP3 for more info. But, for me, it went really smoothly.