Earlier we had seen how to set up Windows Live Hotmail on your iOS devices using ActiveSync. In this post we will use POP3 to set up Hotmail on an iOS device.
Hotmail on iPhone, iPad
To do so, follow these steps:
Tap on Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other > Add Mail Account
Enter Name, Hotmail ID (your Windows Live ID), Hotmail password and give some name like eg. LivePOP3. Click Next, it’ll start Verifying. (In case if you get an error message saying you need to be a Windows Live Hotmail Plus Subscriber, press “OK” to ignore the message.)
Click on Save and your account will be automatically configured. If for some reason it does not auto populate the server information, please use the following server settings:
Pop3 Server: pop3.live.com (Port: 995)
SMTP Server: smtp.live.com (Port: 25)
Incoming Uses SSL: On
Outgoing Uses SSL: On
Delete from Server: When removed from inbox
Once everything is OK, just go to the Mail app from Home Screen and start downloading your pop3 messages. Please note that it may take some time for the first download of messages from POP3 servers.
Also note that using POP3:
– There’s no Synchronization as in using ActiveSync. That is, while using POP3 if you read a message on your iOS device, the message will still be shown as unread if you access Hotmail via web.
– Only the Inbox messages can be viewed using this method. Any other folders including user created ones contents can not be viewed.
Let me know if you have any questions.