1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Has anyone tried windows live for Mobile email

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by otter, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Jan 15, 2010
    208
    5
    36
    Has anyone tried this:

    Windows Live Hotmail | Get Hotmail on Mobile Phone| Email on Mobile

    I don't know if it's a different email app or if it would work better than setting my hotmail account w/ droid mail or not? I am hesitant to have the link sent to my phone because I don't want to receive any spam texts, etc.

    Right now it's faster just to go to the hotmail website and login there, although I can't view any attachments at all and never could.
     

    Advertisement

  2. jlister37

    jlister37 New Member
    5

    Jun 27, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    I would like to view attachments also...is there any email sites that allow you to view them on the droid?
     
  3. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Jan 15, 2010
    208
    5
    36
    Perhaps the windows live mobile link will :). I don't want to be the guinea pig though Lol
     
  4. Ebaneezor

    Ebaneezor Well-Known Member
    38

    Mar 27, 2010
    137
    17
    38
    Florida
    why not just set up a Gmail account and
    forward your Hotmail to it and use the built in gmail app for droid?
     
  5. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Jan 15, 2010
    208
    5
    36
    That's a damn good idea. I'd love to, however I don't think it's possible. I spent 15 minutes looking through hotmail and if it is I couldn't figure it out.

    I'd also want to forward my junk email as well, basically the whole account, not just the inbox
     
  6. fireshaper

    fireshaper Well-Known Member
    56

    Hotmail doesn't let you forward mail to any other address but a hotmail one. Microsucks strikes again!
     
  7. JessSayin

    JessSayin Member
    15

    Aug 15, 2010
    11
    0
    15
    Santa Ana, CA.
    Hotmail 2 Gmail made easy:
    Log in to your Windows Live (Hotmail) account, on the upper right corner under your name click on 'Options' then on 'More Options'.
    Under 'Manage your account' click on, 'Forward mail to another e-mail account'
    Enter the account and check the tab for forwarding.
    Done.

    Make sure you log into Windows Live Mail at least once a year otherwise it'll think the account is dead and close it. Not to worry, you'll get plenty of warning emails before that happens.

    Android...hold it any way you like
     
  8. MahoVader

    MahoVader Well-Known Member
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    53
    4
    16
    Professional opera tenor/IT techno geek/Pt time co
    New Hampshire
    Or you could just setup K-9 with all of your accounts :)
     
  9. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Jan 15, 2010
    208
    5
    36
    I saw they changed this w/ the new format. Thanks for posting!
     
  10. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Jan 15, 2010
    208
    5
    36
    K-9?
     
  11. MahoVader

    MahoVader Well-Known Member
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    53
    4
    16
    Professional opera tenor/IT techno geek/Pt time co
    New Hampshire
    It's a better version of the default mail client (also from the Google open source guys). Just search the market for K-9 Mail (with or without the hyphen). It's the one that only says K-9 Mail, by the K-9 Dog Walkers. Works fine for Hotmail and all of my other accounts, plus, it's free :)
     
  12. snapcase

    snapcase Well-Known Member
    53

    Dec 3, 2009
    449
    69
    53
    I just wish ms would make an msn/windows live messenger app for android. All the third party ones suck.
     
  13. gnath9

    gnath9 Well-Known Member
    63

    Jun 18, 2010
    418
    43
    63
    The nice thing about forwarding all my email accounts to gmail is that I get the push mail effect for all of them that way. Also, I didnt have to change anything on my PC's and still download to outlook. The nice thing was I also did not have to notify anyone of an e-mail change.
     
  14. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Jan 15, 2010
    208
    5
    36
    Thanks. That looks nice. Unfortunately it doesn't load my junk mail
     
  15. MahoVader

    MahoVader Well-Known Member
    16

    Apr 25, 2010
    53
    4
    16
    Professional opera tenor/IT techno geek/Pt time co
    New Hampshire
    Hey Otter, pretty sure you can change the settings for each account to download/show any folders you like. They call them 1st, 2nd class etc. I haven't really messed with that too much though.
     
  16. adostrom

    adostrom Well-Known Member
    18

    Aug 6, 2010
    74
    16
    18
    Marketing
    Boston Metro
    Uhhhhhh... I think I'm missing something. I'm an Outlook user on my PC and I fetch from multiple servers into Outlook. They're all setup to leave the e-mail on the server so I can access my email through the various webmail clients in case I'm on the road... I buy a Droid, install K-9, set it up to fetch from the same servers, while also not deleting from the server. Nothing has changed on my PC, whatsoever -- all my mail is on my PC, all my mail is on my Droid, all my mail is available via webmail clients. Each mail system is separate, has it's own use (work, home, hobby, etc). K-9 mail has both an integrated inbox and separate folders for each account as well as the different class folders mentioned above. This sucks, how?
     
  17. dan man

    dan man New Member
    5

    Jul 19, 2011
    1
    0
    5
    I just wish ms would make an msn/windows live messenger app for android. All the third party ones suck.
     

Share This Page

Loading...