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Support Hotmail email setup - any way to get IMAP behavior?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mi_canuck, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. mi_canuck

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    I realise Hotmail is POP only, but is there a way to have it behave more like an IMAP account? On the BB, there was an option to have both device and server inboxes sync'ed up, for read/unread and deleted emails... wondering if there's some setting to do this on the Android?
     

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    mi_canuck,

    Easiest thing to do would be to forward the Hotmail account to a Gmail account and access the Gmail account via the Gmail app...

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    Sadly not, Hotmail is stuck in the dark ages and doesn't support IMAP4. People are requesting it but MS appear to be resisting.

    Shame as I would really like it!
     
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    I have gotten this to work...my Nexus S has a Hotmail account (the same one) set up as BOTH POP and IMAP...I get messages on both, but the IMAP one doesn't show any images...just text-based emails. Any ideas on why? The POP works flawlessly, but doesn't give me the server integration.
     
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    Hotmail isn't IMAP, it's Mail for Exchange, completely different. Anyway, nothing you can do about it unfortunately, the mail client doesn't support it.
     
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