Sunday, July 17, 2011

Setup Hot mail on your Android device

This solution article provided information on how to setup your Hotmail account on Android phones.

Account settings and their level of support will vary across Android phones. While the steps to configure push email with synced contacts and calendar will vary, we have found these steps to work across a number of phones:

  1. Select “Email” client on phone.
  2. Press menu and select “Add account”
  3. Enter full Hotmail address: e.g. or
  4. Enter password
  5. Select “Manual setup”
  6. Select “Exchange” when prompted for “What type of account is this?”
  7. Domain/Username, enter full Hotmail address: e.g. (Note: if the device only says “Domain”, it should be left blank. If the device says “Username”, then enter the full Hotmail address. On some devices, the Domain/Username may be pre-populated incorrectly and should be erased.
  8. Type in password. (may already be filled in)
  9. Server name. Enter: for server name. (Note: this field may be pre-populated incorrectly depending on device).
  10. Make sure box “Use secure connection (SSL)” is checked.
  11. Select “Next”
  12. Select desired account options for inbox checking frequency, number of days to synchronize, send email by default, notifications and contacts/calendar sync. Select “Next”
  13. Depending on device you may be prompted for account color and account name (e.g. “Hotmail”)
  14. Select “Next” and your Hotmail is set-up and ready to go!

If these steps aren’t working, you can always access Hotmail through your phones browser at

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