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How To: Set Up Windows Live Mail On iPad

by on September 10th, 2010

At the end of August, Microsoft delivered on their promise to enable Exchange ActiveSync for Windows Live Mail/Hotmail users on iDevices.

ActiveSync for Hotmail allows users to receive push e-mail for free on their mobile devices such as an iPad.

With Exchange ActiveSync, there is no need to set your iPad to fetch email every 15, 30, or 60 minutes. The message will come instantly! This is a great benefit for time and data use if you have a 3G iPad.

How To Get Exchange ActiveSync Working With Hotmail On iPad

To get Exchange ActiveSync working on your iDevice, follow along with the steps below:

1.) On your iDevice, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.

2.) Tap on Microsoft Exchange.

3.) Input the following information:

  • Email: Your Hotmail address (yourname@hotmail.com)
  • Domain: Leave it blank
  • Username: Your Hotmail address (yourname@hotmail.com)
  • Password: Your Hotmail password
  • Description: Hotmail

Tap on Next. Once the account is verified, a new “Server” field will appear. When it does, input the following:

  • Server: m.hotmail.com

4.) Now enable push for either Mail, Contacts, or Calendar or all three.

Also note that this method works for @live, @msn, and domains.live.com accounts.

Enjoy!

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