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IMAP Hotmail For iPhone

Recently I was configuring my Hotmail account in iPhone, as I recently came to know that hotmail has IMAP (lol but I did not knew this before). I thought that like me many other iPhone users may also don’t know how to configure Hotmail account in their iPhone. So here I am for the rescue.

IMAP makes it so that when you read an email on your phone then it will show up as read when you login to your hotmail account from a computer, and vice versa. According to Wiki “The Internet Message Access Protocol (commonly known as IMAP) is an Application Layer Internet protocol that allows an e-mail client to access e-mail on a remote mail server. IMAP supports both on-line and off-line modes of operation. E-mail clients using IMAP generally leave messages on the server until the user explicitly deletes them. This and other characteristics of IMAP operation allow multiple clients to manage the same mailbox. Most e-mail clients support IMAP in addition to POP to retrieve messages; however, fewer email services support IMAP. IMAP offers access to the mail store. Clients may store local copies of the messages, but these are considered to be a temporary cache.”

How To Setup Hotmail IMAP In iPhone

  1. Go to Settings  Mail, Contact, Calendars
  2. Click on Add Account
  3. Choose Microsoft Exchange
  4. Fill in the fields shown (Leave domain blank and your login should be your email address)
  5. Click next and it will ask for server. Use m.hotmail.com
  6. Choose if you want your email, contacts or calendar synced.

Hotmail IMAP For Android Users

1. Open the Mail app.
2. Hit the menu button > Add account
3. Enter your hotmail e-mail address and password.
4. Press Manual setup (don’t press Next!)
5. For account, select Exchange.
6. On the Server settings page, clear out the DomainUsername field and enter your hotmail address.
7. Change the Server to m.hotmail.com (without the quotes).
8. Keep the checkboxes the way they are (Use secure connection enabled, but don’t accept all SSL certificates)
9. Press Next.
10. Once the server settings are confirmed, you’ll be asked for how far back you’d like to sync your e-mail, contacts and calendars.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 carol July 25, 2011 at 6:37 am

this helped so much!:)
you’re a life-saver.


2 V K S August 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Splendid !!
It worked ..
It was a pain in @$c till I bought an iPad ..

Thanx dude .. Keep the good work up ..


3 soultrip September 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm

nice post but I suggest that if you’re going to blog about tech stuff you take the time to educate yourself on the matter. Exchange and IMAP are two entirely different protocols. it’s quite misleading to tell people that Hotmail supports IMAP when in fact it only supports exchange (it’s own proprietary service) and most likely will not ever support IMAP as Microsoft intends to push dependency upon it’s proprietary Exchange platform.


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