MSN mail setup iPhone

Set up iPhone MSN

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

1 Choose settings

2 Scroll down and choose Mail, Contacts and Calendars

3 Tap Add account and select Other

4 Tap Add Mail Account and enter the following information:

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

5 Choose pop3 under incoming mail server and enter the following information:

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

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

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

7 Tap save and in select your emailadress in the next screen.

8 Scroll down and under outgoing mail server choose SMTP.

9 Under Main server select smtp.live.com and make sure the following information is displayed:

SSL: none
Serverport: 25

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

SSL: ssl
Serverport: pop3.live.com

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

Question and Answer

  • Hello

    3 years ago
  • I have had this email since 2005 and I have not had to enter my password for years, I can't remember the password I used. How do I set up a new password so I can continue receiving my emails on my new Iphone6? Thank you

    3 years ago
  • I just changed fro an I phone 5 to a 6 and I don't remember my email password so I can't get email. What do I do?

    3 years ago
  • 1. In your web based msn email page go to Security Settings. 2. Turn off two-step verification permanently or 3. If you want to continue using two-step verification then turn it off then turn it back on. 4. You'll be asked for the type of device (iphone in my case). 5. It will generate a brand new password specifically for use with the iphone's built in Outlook email client 6. On your iphone go to Settings->Mail, contacts, calendars->Add Account->Outlook.com. Use the password generated in step 5. NOTE: You're regular msn password is still used for logging into your msn email when you're doing so via a browser.

    3 years ago
  • my Iphone5 was set up as "Exchange" but is a MSN account. I am told to set up my Iphone6S as "Outlook" since my home computer is Outlook but I cannot get it to take the settings for Outlook. I am receiving e-mail under both Outlook and Exchange but cannot send e-mails...they fail. Any ideas?

    3 years ago
  • I have the IPhone 6 and above email. I tried to enter the settings but it keeps telling me " the imap server pop3.live.com is not responding. Check your network connection and that you entered the correct information in the incoming mail server field. I don't know what they are telling me to do. Then if I cancel out the incoming server automatically goes to incoming server: imap-mail.outlook.com. The outgoing mail serves stays with: smtp.live.com. Can you help me? My emails coming and going are slow as molasses. Way slower than my old iPhone 4. Best. Greg

    3 years ago
  • I have a iPhone my only access to the internet yesterday when I check my mail it keeps telling me my msn email address or password in incorrect unable to get mail.

    3 years ago
  • When I go through the settings I keep getting an error message "the user name or password is incorrect

    3 years ago
  • looks like my iPhone changed my msn settings to imap-mail outlook and I am no longer receiving emails on my phone but still am on computer...tried putting back to old settings above but still not working

    3 years ago
  • i have follow your step by 100%. but my mail shown user name or password for msn is incorrect, although I have checked all very carefully...... :(

    4 years ago

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Mail settings MSN

POP / IMAP pop3
Incoming server pop3.live.com
Incoming port 995
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.live.com
Outgoing port 25
Requires sign-in no