I just purchased an Epic. So far I like the phone but I will only keep it if it will work with my hotmail account which I have had forever. I am expecting it to notify me of incoming e-mails just as my Blackberry did. Any assistance on making this happen will be greatly appreciated. I do have an exchange account for work and it works fine. Thank You
- 01-26-2011, 07:24 AM #2
- 01-26-2011, 08:53 AM #3
This is the setup to get push email, and sync contacts and calendars with hotmail.
Use the default email app.
Tap "POP" and switch the account type to "Exchange (EAS)"
Set the Incoming Mail Server to "https://m.hotmail.com" (no quotes)
Leave Domain blank
Set your username to your full @hotmail email address (i.e. include @hotmail.com or @live.com)
Enter your password.
That's it! You will now be getting all your Hotmail
- 01-26-2011, 08:56 AM #4
- 01-26-2011, 09:07 AM #5
I use msn (hotmail) and it sets up automatically, just go to email, enter username, password, hit automatic and it will go.
If you want it to push automatically to you, go to settings. There are options there for whatever timeframe you want (or none in my case) to get what you want.
You might also want to look at a free app called Handcent. I love this, combines my 3 accounts, has many settings (especially font size) that appeals to me. Again, set to
frequency you want for recipt.
- 01-26-2011, 09:29 AM #6
- 01-26-2011, 01:27 PM #7
Hotmail can be set up to push - do not use POP or IMAP.
In the email app, tap Add Account, then put in your email address and password and then tap "Manual Setup"
Tap "Exchange Account"
And then follow the instructions above. This will push your email and sync hotmail contacts and calendar.
- 01-26-2011, 01:30 PM #8
If you set it up as an Exchange Account following the instructions above, when the email hits the server it will be pushed to your phone immediately. No need to wait for the time interval and no need to check when there is no email.
- 01-26-2011, 05:36 PM #9
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- 01-28-2011, 05:54 AM #14
Again, I use K-9, put in my username and password, used automatic and it works perfectly.
I also have SBC in box, so it runs two. That is harder to set up, must do it manually but so much better than using the Yahoo App - faster.
Then go to settings - I have mine selected manual, but it has frequency of poll so you can get when arrives, time it, or go never.
Then allows complete customization of size of various aspects of mail.
Mine works perfect, I did not set to pop, imap, or anything, just automatic, so try that.
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- 05-18-2012, 05:43 AM #21Retired Ambassador
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I find the best way to get your Hotmail on your phone is by forwarding it to your Gmail account. Go into your Hotmail settings / forwarding and put your Gmail address there. It seems to me that my mail gets to me much quicker this way.
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