iPhone - Windows Live Mail mail setup

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

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 Windows Live Mail email-address
Password: your Windows Live Mail email-password
Description: enter "Windows Live Mail"

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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Please help me get mine live mail working on mine phone I don't know what to do anymore

Zorica Gajic 22-01-2017 09:15

+1

Trying to establish our Live Mail. How do We proceed?

Bente Annikken Jermstad 14-07-2016 20:44

+2

I cannot get a message there there is something wrong w the incoming server which is set to pop3.live.com which is how it should be set

Ron Flanary 23-10-2016 05:00

+2

Trying to establish our Live Mail. How do We proceed?

Bente Annikken Jermstad 14-07-2016 20:45

+4

Hiya. I can receive emails but am unable to open the attachments. I use this for my business so need to read them. Please can you help. Thanks

Neil Williams 05-07-2016 19:39

+4

Forgot live. Co. Uk password

Phadra simpson 12-04-2016 07:53

+7

Hiya. I can receive emails but am unable to open the attachments. I use this for my business so need to read them. Please can you help. Thanks

Neil Williams 05-07-2016 19:39

+7

my username is fixed on my phone as @live .com it is incorrect

r cooper 05-04-2016 21:20

+7

I cannot access my live.co.uk account on my iPad since I was in Australia. Asking for password . Can't remember it. Or at least not the one I Thought it was .Help! Urgent!

Barbara Stevenson 15-02-2016 19:02

+7

Not recieving emails

Robert maxwell 25-06-2016 10:57

+8

set up e mails on kindle

john lewnes 02-12-2014 18:01

+8

Can you help? I'm not receiving emails to my iphone. Thank you

Melanie Darge 25-05-2016 22:33

+8

Nothing going out or in box

Nicola 24-10-2015 17:46

+8

how to get live mail contacts on the iphone and to sync mail deletes

harold 14-03-2016 03:22

+9

Can not get my emails.

Christine Greer 08-06-2016 19:18

+9

Message keeps saying wrong username or passwod

Ronald Taylor 08-06-2016 22:49

+9

I cannot get incoming emails since 10-5-16 for bobbi.ep@live.co.uk on iPad or iPhone, it says my username or password is incorrect but these were saved so shouldn't be wrong

Bobbie Hutchinson 17-05-2016 21:47

+9

I have my business e-mail on my I-phone and I'm trying to add my personal e-mail account (with live.co.uk).
I have ntere the server details as per instructions on your web page but I get a message saying
Cannot connect using SSL.
Should I set continue without SSL set up?

Stephen Cunnion 27-08-2015 13:00

+9

On my iPhone 5 "Windows Live Hotmail" account stopped working (7 June) when I try to send -
Cannot Get Mail
The username or password for
"Windows Live Hotmail"
is incorrect - appears
Hotmail is working on my iPad and MacPro
I've also forgotten my password which I haven't needed to use for years.
HELP!

Stuart Frisken 04-07-2016 17:44

+9

I have "windows live mail" on my pc and would like to add it to my i phone. However, the first point is I have lost my password for that account and don't know how to retreive it, Secondly,there is not enough space to type in the long email address I have on the phone itself. Can you help?

K Julie Williamson 05-02-2016 16:33

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I have a secure scanner for my email with live.co.uk active, I can pick up and receive new incoming emails etc on my BlackBerry phone, but on my ipad I am being told 'User name/password is incorrect' ....It isnt ! Cannot get access to emails on ipad device

Jani 08-05-2016 10:49

+9

i upgraded my iPhone. I followed your exact instructions and the message is that it doesn't recognize either the email or password. I know that both are correct.

Steve 24-06-2016 23:22

+9

I cant remember what my livemail password is where would I find it please

Kerrie 05-06-2016 03:52

+10

I can get my email on laptop through outlook but not on my iphone 5s. it comes up with a message saying "the user name or password for "live.co.uk" is incorrect."

I cant remember my password on the account as it is years ago now and I have changed my details since.

my mobile number is 07989431919
I have another email address for business which is nigel@waterworths-ltd.co.uk
or I can still access my live account on my laptop.

NIGEL WATERWORTH 14-09-2015 17:12

+10

Hi
I stopped receiving email on my iphone 4s last Tuesday, I did not change any settings, confirmed again the password but still nothing. My incoming settings is pop3.live.com, server port 995 (you mention 993 I tried to change it but the message back was that the pop3.live server is not responding) i retyped my passwords hundred times now, user name is my email so it is correct and I am just so frustrated. I do not know how to sort it out. I would be very grateful if someone could help me.
Best Regards
Agnieszka

Agnieszka Prymakowska 06-06-2016 16:55

+11

I cannot get incoming emails since 10-5-16 for bobbi.ep@live.co.uk on iPad or iPhone, it says my username or password is incorrect but these were saved so shouldn't be wrong

Bobbie Hutchinson 17-05-2016 21:52

+11

Iam receiving emails but only when I go into my in box. I cannot send any mail it keeps saying incorrect password in spite of me changing it several times!

Wendy 18-11-2015 12:15

+12

I am getting cannot use Ssl
May not be able to send or receive emails
Help

Gayle Lettsome 06-01-2016 23:35

+12

I have just joined a new gym and can't access my account because it says there is an error with my e mail address. Is my password out of date. If so how do I correct it

Pauline conway 14-03-2016 22:14