Hotmail mail setup on iPhone

On this page you find the Hotmail mail settings for iPhone. Follow the step-by-step iPhone guide or use the settings overview with the imap and pop3 server email settings for Hotmail.

iPhone guide to setup Hotmail mail

1 Open 'Settings', click on 'Passwords & accounts' and 'Add account'.

Click on your provider name if it's listed, otherwise click on 'Other'

2 Choose 'Add mail account', and enter the following information:

Name: your own name
Email: your Hotmail email address
Password: your Hotmail email password
Description: a personal description

3 Choose imap and enter the following details under 'Incoming mail server':

Hostname: outlook.office365.com
Username: your Hotmail email address
Password: your Hotmail email password

4 Under 'Outgoing mail server' enter the details below and choose 'next':

Hostname: smtp.office365.com
Username: your Hotmail email address
Password: your Hotmail email password

5 Make sure 'Email' is checked and click 'Save'.

Your email account is now saved. In the next steps we check if all settings are correct.

6 Click on your newly created email address and choose 'Advanced'. Make sure that the following data is correct under 'Incoming server':

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 993

7 Go back to the previous screen and under 'Outgoing server' click on smtp.office365.com. Make sure the following information is correct:

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 587

8 Choose 'Done' at the top right and restart the iPhone to activate the settings.

Congratulations, your account is now set up. Open the mail app to use your account.

Question and Answer

Have a question regarding your iPhone email setup or think you can help other Hotmail users out? Please comment below!

  • i followed all the steps and email works perfectly but i can't see calendar and contacts !

    2 weeks ago
  • I have an iPhone XS Max running the latest iOS and I Have a second hotmail account setup in a Third party email app, “typeapp”. Recently I lost access to the account. I have searched the web and have tried many different tips. It seems that the IMAP settings are accepted because it Sends me to the SMTP settings. That is where I get the error message, “cannot connect to server.” Please help me?

    3 months ago
  • I can’t send email

    4 months ago
  • The mail server pop3.live.com is not responding. My incoming server is set at 995 and I can’t change it to 993 like some sites state it won’t verify

    4 months ago
  • Hi, I am trying to set up my hotmail account on my new iPhone but keep receiving the same message, "pop3.live.com is not responding" I have the correct password for my account . Can you help please?

    5 months ago
  • Find my email address

    6 months ago
  • Hi! I have pressed in all the details above but when i try to save it it says "Username or password for "hotmail" is incorrect, which it isnt.. So I dont know how to fix this problem as ive tried for a long time now and Ive done it before when it worked, so dont think im doing anything wrong?!? :) Please help

    7 months ago
  • Unable to receive mail even after testing pop3 live and passwords. Please help!!!!!!

    7 months ago
  • The mail server ‘pop3.live.com’ is not responding. Verify that you have entered the correct account info in Mail settings

    8 months ago
  • I need to reset my password

    9 months ago

Mail settings Hotmail

POP / IMAP imap
Incoming server outlook.office365.com
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.office365.com
Outgoing port 587
Requires sign-in yes