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Outlook.com settings for iPhone?

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#1 Mark


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 20:47

Anyone know what I'm supposed to use for pop settings on my iPhone?

Does it support imap even? Shame if not but I'm willing to use pop either way.

Thanks :)

#2 techbeck


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 20:50

What are the POP/SMTP settings for an @outlook.com address? Is IMAP supported?

Outlook.com accounts use Exchange ActiveSync as their default protocol. You can access messages and sync contacts using any modern web browser or a client that supports Exchange ActiveSync, such as Outlook 2013, earlier versions of Outlook with the Hotmail Connector add-in, and mobile apps on iOS, Windows Phone, and newer Android devices.

According to Microsoft’s documentation, IMAP is not supported.

Use of POP/SMTP is discouraged for @outlook.com addresses, but it will work if you set the servers to pop3.live.com and smtp.live.com, respectively. Note that you must sign in to the SMTP server to send mail.


#3 amnesiality



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Posted 02 August 2012 - 20:57

Just add a new hotmail account, enter email and pasword and you're done.

#4 Ambroos


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 20:58

Always use Exchange ActiveSync!

Email: username@outlook.com
Server Address: m.hotmail.com
SSL: Enabled
Username: username@outlook.com
Password: password
Domain: <blank>

#5 OP Mark


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 21:02

Thanks everyone! They didn't really make a point as to what settings to use as far as I could see on the new site anywhere :)