iPhone - Hotmail mail setup

On this page you'll find the Hotmail mail settings for iPhone and iPad. Besides an overview with the imap and pop3 server mailsettings for Hotmail, we offer you a comprehensive guide for setting up your Hotmail email on your iPhone or iPad.

The exact steps may vary by model, but all the settings can to be found here. If you don't succeed or you think something is not right, do not hesitate to ask your question at the bottom of the page!

Mail settings Hotmail

POP / IMAP imap
Incoming server pop3.live.com
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.live.com
Outgoing port 587
SSL (security) outgoing ssl
Requires sign-in yes

Choose settings1
Scroll down and choose Mail, Contacts and Calendars2
Tap Add account and select Other3
Tap Add Mail Account and enter the following information:4

Name: your name
Email: your Hotmail email-address
Password: your Hotmail email-password
Description: enter "Hotmail"

Choose imap under incoming mail server and enter the following information:5

Hostname: pop3.live.com
Username: email
Password: your email-password

Scroll down and under outgoing mail server, enter the following information:6

Hostname: smtp.live.com
Username: email
Password: your email-password

Tap save and in select your emailadress in the next screen. 7
Scroll down and under outgoing mail server choose SMTP.8
Under Main server select smtp.live.com and make sure the following information is displayed:9

SSL: ssl
Serverport: 587

Tap done and go to the previous screen. Choose Advanced and make sure the following information is correct:10

SSL: ssl
Serverport: pop3.live.com

Again, go back to the previous screen. Restart your iPhone to finish the setup!11

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Q&A

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My incoming mail server for Hotmail on iPhone is pop3.live.com but gives an username / password error.My outgoing mail server smtp.live.com accepts the same username/password. I can send mail but cannot receive mail. Any suggestions?

Rudi 22-11-2016 17:44

Cannot get mail

Celina 11-03-2017 02:19

03077757777

Galaxyphalia@ifone.com 13-01-2017 20:29

Successfully I solve the error warning through setting the belows:
1. Host Name of incoming mail server:
imap-mail.outlook.com
2. Host Name outgoing mail server:
smtp-mail.outlook.com

Eva 29-03-2017 16:11

+1

I can read my emails

Wendy 19-02-2017 06:31

+1

Please reset my email asap. Thanks

Behman kilic 29-10-2015 10:00

+4

My incoming mail server for Hotmail on iPhone is pop3.live.com but gives an username / password error.My outgoing mail server smtp.live.com accepts the same username/password. I can send mail but cannot receive mail. Any suggestions?

Rudi 23-11-2016 07:08

+8

Hi I have had to add a new email address as my email was hacked the fraud squad told me to do this but there are some emails that I need to keep how can I transfer them to my new email please

Sandra 07-11-2014 18:04

+8

I cannot get mail,I have tried everything,I'm getting it on my iPad but not on my phone which I got from bt last week

Jean edward 25-11-2016 22:37

+10

I have iphone 6S. Settings in your intenet pages are poor. It wont work. Can you help ? It says that SSL connection is a problem.

Kari Korhonen 19-04-2016 14:25