MSN email settings for iPhone

On this page you find the MSN 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 MSN.

Mail settings MSN

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

iPhone guide to setup MSN 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 MSN email address
Password: your MSN email password
Description: a personal description

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

Hostname: imap-mail.outlook.com
Username: your MSN email address
Password: your MSN email password

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

Hostname: smtp-mail.outlook.com
Username: your MSN email address
Password: your MSN 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-mail.outlook.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 MSN users out? Please comment below!

  • Can't get mail on I phone

    5 years ago
  • Hello

    5 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

    5 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?

    5 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.

    5 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?

    5 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

    5 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.

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

    5 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

    5 years ago