hotmail on droidSupport


  1. jjw822

    jjw822 Member

    i tried to search but there are no answers....

    can anyone explain how to use hotmail account on droid??

    Thank!

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  2. Durkan

    Durkan Well-Known Member

    just use the regular email app that comes with the phone, i just entered my information and it works fine. Of course you need a plus account from hotmail i think. Not really sure as i was grandfathered in since i had my account since hotmail started. But it does work.
  3. jjw822

    jjw822 Member

    i dont have plus account.... hum....... when i tried using email app it doesnt work..
  4. eL777

    eL777 Well-Known Member

    my solution was this, and it may not be what you're looking for buuut... I just went into my hotmail settings and had all my mail forwarded to my gmail account that I just created.
  5. Breakmyfootoff

    Breakmyfootoff Active Member

    Does that work? I went into the Hotmail settings and it says this about forwarding.
    Forwarding
    You can forward your mail to one other e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, live.com, or is part of Windows Live Custom Domains.
  6. blank

    blank Well-Known Member

    hotmail should allow free pop access now.

    i created me @live.com in 2007, and i set it up fine in android. everything works.

    It also auto set it up for me after i entered my account info. So i didnt have to manually enter the pop3mail servers, or smtp , oooooooor anything :)
  7. eL777

    eL777 Well-Known Member

    Well all I can say is yes, I have all my hotmail also going to my gmail. Once in hotmail go to options at top right then more options. Under manage your account go to "Forward Mail to Another Email Account." From there enter in your gmail and you should be set... at least that is what I did and it works fine for me. Hope that helps.
  8. I was able to get access to my hotmail by using the existing email app on my droid, and just using my emal addy and password. It automatically picked up the pop3 settings. The problem is I can't view my folders, only my main inbox. I'm guessing thats a limitation of PoP3. Also, i have a very annoying problem where it's telling me I have 'new' messages over and over, even though I already checked them as read from the phone, AND from a PC. Anyone else having these problems? I know I should be moving to Gmail fulltime, but I have had hotmail since it started and have alot of accounts linked to it.
  9. jfdrangula

    jfdrangula New Member

    I am having the exact same problem...
  10. zcast

    zcast Member

    I just used these settings and it works. If you setup Yahoo, make sure you are NOT connected via WiFi b/c it won't connect.

    IMAP Setting :

    YAHOO IMAP

    Incoming IMAP Mail ServerSetting :
    User Name : user@yahoo.com
    Password : your email password
    Incoming Mail Server : imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Mail Box Name : Yahoo IMAP
    Mail Box Type : IMAP
    Security (Port) : Off
    Port : Default

    Outgoing IMAP Mail ServerSetting :
    Email Address : user@yahoo.com
    User Name : user@yahoo.com
    Password : your email password
    Outgoing Mail Server : smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
    Security (Port) : Off
    Port : 587


    GMAIL IMAP

    Incoming IMAP Mail ServerSetting :
    User Name : user@gmail.com
    Password : your email password
    Incoming Mail Server : imap.gmail.com
    Mail Box Name : Gmail IMAP
    Mail Box Type : IMAP
    Security (Port) : SSL/TLS
    Port : 993

    Outgoing IMAP Mail ServerSetting :
    Email Address : user@gmail.com
    User Name : user@gmail.com
    Password : your email password
    Outgoing Mail Server : smtp.gmail.com
    Security (Port) : StartTLS
    Port : 587


    POP3 Setting :

    YAHOO POP3

    Incoming POP3 Mail ServerSetting :
    User Name : user@yahoo.com
    Password : your email password
    Incoming Mail Server : pop.mail.yahoo.com
    Mail Box Name : Yahoo POP3
    Mail Box Type : POP3
    Security (Port) : SSL
    Port : 995

    Outgoing POP3 Mail ServerSetting :
    Email Address : user@yahoo.com
    User Name : user@yahoo.com
    Password : your email password
    Outgoing Mail Server : smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    Security (Port) : SSL
    Port : 465


    GMAIL POP3

    Incoming POP3 Mail ServerSetting :
    User Name : user@gmail.com
    Password : your email password
    Incoming Mail Server : pop.gmail.com
    Mail Box Name : Gmail POP3
    Mail Box Type : POP3
    Security (Port) : SSL
    Port : 995

    Outgoing POP3 Mail ServerSetting :
    Email Address : user@gmail.com
    User Name : user@gmail.com
    Password : your email password
    Outgoing Mail Server : smtp.gmail.com
    Security (Port) : SSL
    Port : 465


    HOTMAIL POP3

    Incoming POP3 Mail ServerSetting :
    User Name : user@hotmail.com
    Password : your email password
    Incoming Mail Server : pop3.live.com
    Mail Box Name : Hotmail POP3
    Mail Box Type : POP3
    Security (Port) : SSL
    Port : 995

    Outgoing POP3 Mail ServerSetting :
    Email Address : user@hotmail.com
    User Name : user@hotmail.com
    Password : your email password
    Outgoing Mail Server : smtp.live.com
    Security (Port) : SSL/TLS
    Port : 587


    -Z
  11. jjw822

    jjw822 Member

    thank you so much it work!!!!!
  12. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

    this needs to be sticky;d i swear. i did a lot of searching before i found this and was about to give up on getting my hotmail on my droid cause no one else seems to have figured this out. great work thanx a ton
  13. kigs

    kigs Member

    I still cant get my hotmail working

    it keeps saying that I need to force close my mail app

    I used the settings here as well as just putting the email address/password easy set up and both will set up initially but its spotty from there. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it doesn't.

    Can anyone help? Should i just hard reset my phone? and if so, how do i do that?
  14. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

    U need to do manual setup after you click add account and on outgoing server us security TLS
  15. kigs

    kigs Member

    I did but I still didn't get it to work.

    Like i said, it works initially but when it tries to update, I get the error 99% of the time. 1% of the time it actually works.

    Pls help. Thanks
  16. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member

    This manual setup does the exact same thing as the automatic one. The results are the same. It just does not work correctly. It keeps on saying there is new mail even though you already read the mail on your computer. It only allows access to the inbox. Something is seriously off somewhere either with a setting on the phone or at the Microsoft servers.

  17. I agree. I appreciate the effort but the manual and automatic process get the same results. My hotmail also doesn't update with the mail I HAVE received in my main inbox until i open the program. It's showing mail i've read as 'new' after repeatedly marking it read on phone. In general its broken and is almost more of a headache than its worth. Thinking about just deleting the account from the mail app and using the web browser.
  18. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

    Works for me but only on the outbox which is fine for me
  19. evanacree

    evanacree New Member

    I have a hotmail account but it ends with a .edu. Any ideas?

    The email account is xxxxxxx@mounties.mansfield.edu

    I think I will try talking to the tech guys on campus but usually they don't do much. Let me know if there are ideas. Thanks guys.
  20. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Do you have an "@hotmail.com" address? If so, are you using "Email" app or "GMail"? The Email app just prompts you for the email address and password...it should have all the settings.

    For the person who can't see the folders, once you click on your inbox, press the dedicated "Menu" key, then press "Folders" from the pop-up window.
  21. Snorkeld

    Snorkeld Member

    I just went to my hotmail settings and when it asked me to put in an email acct. to have mail forwarded to I put my @gmail acct and it worked fine.
  22. kigs

    kigs Member

    lol im not that much of a newbie...yea, i have a @hotmail account. I think the issue is documented here that the connection times out with large accounts..I could just forward to gmail but that would require me to create a new gmail account and it should really just work
  23. M3droid

    M3droid New Member

    I also entered the settings and for some reason it just constantly gives the busy signal. Some of my items show up in the hotmail inbox, but they are all listed as unread and the account won't send items. They just sit in the outbox saying "sending messages". Is it possibly due to a large account?
  24. kigs

    kigs Member

    thats my conclusion that i got from searching the boards and forums since I can't get hotmail working either

    the email protocol times out when the mailbox is large
  25. Chet

    Chet Well-Known Member

    I just walked through the Droid wizard to add a new account and my Hotmail works fine.

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