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How to setup Msn, Hotmail and Live email on android phones

How to sync your Hotmail Messages and Contacts with your Android Phone

Microsoft recently enabled active sync for all hotmail users.  This means your android phone has full support for synching email, contacts and calendar items onto the phone with any @msn, @live or @hotmail account.

Here are the setup instructions for users running Android 4.2.  These screenshots were taken from my Nexus 4.

Follow these steps to add a hotmail account to your android phone via Active Sync:


Open Settings and scroll down untill you see + Add Account

Click Corporate or Microsoft Exchange

Enter your email address (yourhotmail@msn.com) and password and click Next
Enter the following input for the following fields:
Doman\Username: \yourhotmail@msn.com
Password: ********
Exchange Server: m.hotmail.com
Change the settings to your liking.  The defaults are fine for most people.

Your hotmail account will now be created and ready for use.


Anything to add? Got a question? Let us know in the comments below.


Tags: Android

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Sam - 2015-11-26

My emails are received on my cell phone. When I delete an email from my cell it deletes the email on my computer as well. However when I delete an email from my computer it does not delete it on my cell phone! How can I accomplish it so it works both ways.

Dominic - 2015-11-26

This doesn't work for me

James C - 2015-11-19

Mine says it can't connect to a server. WTF?!

KRUNAL - 2015-11-18


Vicki - 2015-11-12

Woo, hoo! Thank you. This was easy and quick!

meteor - 2015-11-08

Thanks a ton! I've had trouble using the native email app with hotmail only for the last year or so, and these authentication details finally fixed the issue. Wish msft was more transparent when they make such changes... But thanks for the fix!

jorge - 2015-11-08

please help me i cant not open my email pictures on my note 4 black scream shows w/media not found plz what to do

James Clark - 2015-11-06

I get the message" authentification failed". I have tried everything for 2 days, still getting same message with no explaination.

Michele - 2015-11-03

I got the following error message: "Authentification failed"

DOUG FERGUSON - 2015-10-31

My emails will not download to my android Galaxy 4 automatically.

Terry - 2015-10-29

it works thanx buddy

mohammed asharf - 2015-10-23

how i activate my live account in lava x8q phone

Savi - 2015-10-07

Great works perfect

Ed Patterson - 2015-10-04

I get "login information incorrect after I hit the last Next button.

shara - 2015-09-27

I did all these steps and I still can't get my hotmail back to my device what else to do help it keeps saying Authentication failed

Debbie - 2015-09-23

Has anyone had the issue where after installing msn.com to phone, the contacts disappear from the pc? No place to add anything and get the error "This page is temporarily unavailable. We're sorry, there was a problem showing this page. We experienced some technical difficulties retrieving the content."? Any ideas as have the "people" or contacts return?

Nancy - 2015-09-20

My email is already set up its just not giving me any new mail since August 9th what can I do

Lei - 2015-09-11

It still says unable to connect to server. Sorry I'm just an idiot when it comes to stuff like this.

Ruth - 2015-09-11

Thank you, your directions were extremely helpful and the only ones that got me thru the first try.

Judith Anne Liddell - 2015-09-10

I keep getting same emails over and over again really making me angry

Gloria Solis - 2015-09-08

If you have the two step verification process set up on your email account, turn it off and your email will sync.

barbara c. - 2015-09-06

did not connect. is the exchange server always m.hotmail.com? or in my case should it be m.msn.com?

kk - 2015-09-01

I try as per the instruction but first I do auto setup but its say ur password is wrong after go to manual setup so now its say couldn't open connection to server I Fred up now what to do

Stella Murphy - 2015-08-31

following your instructions and its telling me my password is incorrect. i couldn't remember it so i changed it and it won't work

Matt M - 2015-08-28

I used these instructions with one exception: If you're using 2-step verification, it doesn't need to be disabled. Simply create an app password for it and use that instead of your regular password. This is done inside your standard MS account settings, not your mail account settings. I used this method to setup my Hotmail account.

Nani - 2015-08-27

Thanks. I had downloaded many apps but they didn't help at all. but this just helped.

jill - 2015-08-26

I have installed several apps for hotmail and they all messed up my phone. This so far been the best way to get my email! I'm not so bright when it comes to my phone....I'm a little old school. Thank you for the step by step instructions!

Ahmed - 2015-08-26

Thanks A lot, it took from me 4 days trying to setup my Hotmail account and failed. your steps sort out my problem. Thanks it is working with me FINALLY

paula - 2015-08-25

Aargh! 2 days trying to sort this, still not working authentication failed message!

Charles Heinz - 2015-08-25

It refuses to accept my password! That's the issue I'm trying to resolve! I can't get assistance anywhere. Can you please help?

michelle - 2015-08-21

I have forgotten my password to my account

Acacio - 2015-07-24

Working....looks like the solution.... m.hotlmail.com for all domains live.com and msn.com also. Thanks

hossam - 2015-07-19


jackie newlun - 2015-07-09

This did not help. I get the message. This account is usually provide by your work. Not a work email. LG g4

Andrea - 2015-06-23

YES! Thank you for this easy set up.

pat - 2015-06-19

I have many try to set up but the phone have been show Authentication failed. Note : For PC can open the Hotmail as well. How to soft this problem on samsung moblie.?

john - 2015-06-18

i got my e-mail back with your help thanks

Venkat - 2015-06-17

Working perfectly. Thanks

Venkat - 2015-06-17

Working perfectly. Thanks

Robyn - 2015-06-15

Tried this and it still dosen't work on my galaxy note 4. message I get is Unable to set up account.

cindy - 2015-06-07

I have attempted to sync my email account with my Android.... followed the steps you provided, but I keep getting the message "account already in use". Assistance needed, please.

Anonymous - 2015-06-04


Jacki - 2015-06-03

I got a message that Microsoft is no longer supporting outlook.com, so I uninstalled it and installed Outlook on my Samsung Galary S# phone. Emails and contacts wouldn't sync. I finally deleted my account at Microsoft Exchange and followed your instructions given above. Now everything is gone, and nothing syncs.

Vijay - 2015-05-31

Hi, you're advice was helpful. However, I can't add. Thanks.

Andy - 2015-05-30

I had to go into Hotmail account settings on my computer and disable two-step verification, then I was able to install Hotmail (using email not corporate). It was the only thing that worked. Was having same problems as everyone else here.

Bob - 2015-05-16

Hi, you're advice was helpful. However, I can't add / amend / delete contacts nor amend / delete existing appoinntments on the calendar. Have I got to dump hotmail and switch over to google systems altogether?

Cheska - 2015-05-16

Ive tried all this but i have a Hotmail.CO.UK address instead of .COM and it won't have any of it. HELP! My .COM address for a different email works perfectly...

S. Abdullah - 2015-05-15

Thanks it works on Samsung Galaxy Young.

Renier - 2015-05-08

Live.co.za now opened in my LG 3G after a long struggle.Don't know what I have done differently from your instructions but thanks.Regards

Tony - 2015-05-07

wow I sent 4 days fighting this over and over every time it said your password in invalid 4 days I did a full reload same thing I read this worked first time I've added this account to phones for 14 years don't know why it didn't want to work... well its working now thanks

mike - 2015-05-04

Cannot view emails older than a day or two, why can I not look them up? This sucks.

cindy greaves - 2015-04-26

I don't have an MSN account so what's the next plan

bijoy Dutta - 2015-04-25

I want to create a Hotmail account in my Samsung s duos android

Interested reading - 2015-04-23

No certificates found on my SD card. What next?

rachel - 2015-04-23

Where do we find the domain name? Or are domain and user name interchangeable?

Cathy - 2015-04-23

Thanks, your easy to follow instructions worked!

Antonia loera - 2015-04-18

having issues setting up,please help (I get No certificates found)

Anna - 2015-04-17

Samsung S4, since Yesterday I cannot see Hotmail messages (inbox, sent, folders, etc) but they are on the server and I can see from the computer. I have also other email address (POP , IMAP)and with these no problem. Is perhaps an Hotmail problem or is my phone? Thanks

Teresa - 2015-04-17

I have a Sony experia and my phone has stopped receiving emails, as of Saturday April 11/15. If I go into settings it says I that my account was last synced today April 17/15 but still have not received any emails unless I go online to sign into account. Thanks

Jerry Norbury - 2015-04-02

Thanks - this worked for me with a xxx@hotmail.com address. Moto G 2nd gen, Lollipop.

Linda - 2015-03-26

I recently swapped from an iPhone 4 to a Sony Xperia Z3 and my hotmail synchs perfectly with my PC except for trash. When I empty the phone trash box it's all still there on the PC. Can you help please?

Anonymous - 2015-03-26

this is OLD and incorrect info.... take it down

sassy - 2015-03-15

I can now read my sent messages. Set up was easier than I imagined. Thank you :)

connie - 2015-03-13

tried and still authentication faild

Aloma - 2015-03-12

My Hotmail will not connect to the server. the email and pass word are all current and correct. Help

WW - 2015-03-12

It really works!! Oh thank you so much!

ERW - 2015-03-11

Finally correct information

Ivan - 2015-03-11

Finallu setup that works:)

mariam - 2015-03-10

it says your hotmail account is already in use

mariam - 2015-03-10

it says your hotmail account is already in use

Sue Brown - 2015-03-07

I have two e-mail accounts, Hotmail and gmail. They are the same name except for the ending. The problem I am having is I don't remember the password for the Hotmail account but when I try to change the password, I go through the steps and receive a successful change message. When I go to use the password I get a authentication failure message. I don't know what to do now

jorge - 2015-03-06

This solution does not work on my S5 mobile. Always receive the same message: unable to setup (hotmail) account; any other proposal is very welcomed. Thanks

jorge - 2015-03-06

This solution does not work on my S5 mobile. Always receive the same message: unable to setup (hotmail) account; any other proposal is very welcomed. Thanks

kristi - 2015-02-28

thank you sooo much for th CORRECT instructions..the other sites i visited did not mention that i had to put *m*.hotmail.com in the exchange server field. they all said to put hotmail.com. thanks again!!!!!

Betty - 2015-02-25

I've been using Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to setup my hotmail for a while but, suddenly today, it just showed sync disable. After that, whatever I try, it just can't set my account onto my mobile. Could you please help, cos I relied on my mobile to get all my emails

Anonymous - 2015-02-22

I have tried to add my Hotmail account but when I enter my details and password it brings up "authentication error" so I can't proceed with set up

kamii - 2015-02-20

My email ends with @outlook.com and when I followed your instructions I found myself with the following: POP3 , IMAP, ExchanExchange I dont understand that concept but I tried them all but it still didn't seem to work Could someone please help me x.x Thanks

PJ - 2015-02-18

My S5 is using up all my data on my Hotmail. How can I solve this. Thanks

Shin - 2015-02-13

You may need to enter an "App Password" if you are using the default Mail app on your android. You need to sign in on the PC to get the App Password and then on your device under the server settings, enter the generated password.

Pam - 2015-02-09

This helped tremendously with my "authentication failed" on my Samsung Galaxy S5 (reading comments and trouble shooting with those as well). I had to enable POP from my PC, and also turn off the 2-step verification. Then, BAM!, it worked! :) Thanks for the help!

M - 2015-02-09

For those having issues with "authentication failed" you MUST enable POP on your Hotmail account from your PC BEFORE installing on your phone. By default Microsoft sets it as Disable. Login to your Hotmail from your PC and go into Settings - then sellect Connect devices and apps with POP - and Enable it. I have been trying to add Hotmail to my phone for 6months and am now able to use Hotmail on my phone

pete - 2015-02-09

galaxy 3 i get a message that email name is in use and am not allowed past that screen. it is shown on the phone but wont go any further

Ferzana - 2015-02-05

It is still giving the same message authentication fail And says there is problem with security certification sight

Pulin Shah - 2015-02-03

The instructions given dont work for me. it says " username, password or client certificate incorrect" while my username and password are correct. i logged in on my laptop. Can u hep me to setup my account on android. i have a sony xperia Z 2

Carol - 2015-02-03

I keep getting authentication failed. it asks for edit details, I click on it and it checks then goes back t failed. I followed your instructions, please help! I am having too much trouble with this simple task!

Stephen Pilgrim - 2015-02-02


Cynthia - 2015-02-02

I realize this is for Samsung Galaxy s4. I just purchased an s5 and cannot get my email to authenticate. Any suggestions? Should this work for both s4 & s5?

libraryms - 2015-02-02

Easy and successful. Thanks.

Singhappy - 2015-01-31

Failed to connect to server. Why? No problem before.

Bek Warner - 2015-01-30

Thank you!!!!!! I have been looking for days for a tutorial on how to set up Hotmail addresses on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and yours was exactly what a technotard like me needed!!!! Thanks!!

josephat kawishe - 2015-01-25


Rajkumar Bansal - 2015-01-24

I am not able to connect my live.com account on android phone

Steven - 2015-01-15

Great Thanks, worked fin for my hotmail on a samsung galaxy S4

Beth - 2015-01-15

I was having the same issue and tried the manual setup and still got the authentication fail. I ended up just down loading the msn outlook app (free). Its a pain not having my msn combined with my other emails under the email app but at least I can check my msn until the issue gets fixed.

Sue - 2015-01-14

I can't get more than 2 days view of my inbox emails on my Samsung S5

Arun Sinha - 2015-01-11

I am getting 'Authentication failed' message when trying to add Hotmail account. What to do?

barry - 2015-01-10

What is the domain name for msn

kanwar - 2015-01-10

hey this didnt work for me. it says " USername, PAssword or client certificate incorrect" while my username and password are correct. i logged in on my laptop. Can u hep me to setup my account on android. i have a sony xperia Z

Greg - 2015-01-08

Still telling me that Authentication failed, I can logon with a desktop with the correct email and password but not when I enter info on Galaxy3.... help!

Michele - 2015-01-06

Thanks, this was a great help.

Carol - 2015-01-01

Thank you so much!! What an easy fix to add my live acct. to my Samsung. Simply shut off the two step verification. Wish I had come across this online 2 days ago!!

irene - 2014-12-31

incorrect server address or the server requires a protocol version that email doesn't support edit details ???? what does this all means pls.tq

Emma paslawska - 2014-12-29

Thank you.I've had a second hand Android phone with no instruction to the phone and was having problems setting up hotmail.it was quick and your simple instructions have sorted the problem.

Ana - 2014-12-24

Thanks so much. These instructions fnally worked for my ematic

corie starbuck - 2014-12-18

My live account isn't letting me check my e mail. It keeps saying"server password has been changed??? I don't know what that means.since I can't check my e mail my alternate e mail is starbuck1358@gmail.com

Dave - 2014-12-16

Tip: If you have two-step verification set up on your msn account, be sure to turn it off first

Alex - 2014-12-14

These instructions were so easy to follow. Thank you.

IRENE - 2014-12-12

Thank you so much. I have a chinese android phone which was supposedly set to Australian standards. Could not get any of my emails, NOW I CAN!!!

IRENE - 2014-12-12

Thank you so much. I have a chinese android phone which was supposedly set to Australian standards. Could not get any of my emails, NOW I CAN!!!

IRENE - 2014-12-12

Thank you so much. I have a chinese android phone which was supposedly set to Australian standards. Could not get any of my emails, NOW I CAN!!!

Mirna Perez - 2014-12-03

on my hotmail, it set up fine, but I can't find it in apps or widgets and there is no icon so I have to go to accounts to get it. can you help?

diane - 2014-12-01

mine does not work... says not connected to network and authentication error... also msn account may have been entered in correctly.. can I delete it and start again? ideas? TY

jeff - 2014-12-01


Zakaullah Khan - 2014-11-30

Many Thanks Dear

Barb - 2014-11-29

I set up my hotmail and my gmail in asus tablet. When I receive a shared page link I cannot open it up it is greyed out thanks

MP - 2014-11-26

Worked great! Thanks

cathy nelson - 2014-11-24

I tried this and it says email already exsists so why cant I send them from my phone.? thank you.

Nk - 2014-11-22

I have stil problam with mail help mee gays

Travel Girl - 2014-11-22

Android TMobile G2: There was no option to change a port on my . Where do I find that?

Dorothy Samson - 2014-11-16

That was for my yahoo account

Dorothy Samson - 2014-11-16

I followed the instructions but it still didn't work. It said unable to connect with server. Other times it says authentication error

MA - 2014-11-16

I followed the instructions. Still not sure how to access my hotmail account on my note 3

Gillian - 2014-11-13

I can read my emails in the inbox but it says no mail in my junk box. When I am away from home I rely on my phone to check for any junk messages and move them to my in box. How do I get to see whats in there?

Cynthia - 2014-11-09

I keep getting "Authentication failed"

Alex Maule - 2014-11-05

This worked eventually for me - many thanks. However, I had to go onto the MSN WEBSITE after successive failures, where it clarified that you sometimes (!) have to type in your domain name - in my case hotmail.com, followed by my full email name \******@hotmail.com. Without both of those, it just kept saying server not found. Someone else may already have said this, but haven't read every comment as so many. Thank you for the help.

Lisa F - 2014-11-04


xxx - 2014-11-03

what does domain or username mean?

nugus daandi - 2014-11-03

my phone is samsung couldn't connect to the server

katherines - 2014-11-02

thank you !!!!!

ramjankhan - 2014-11-02

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BEAST - 2014-11-01

For those of you who are still getting authentication error, you need to log on from computer, go to account settings and there is an option to create (or change) your app password. That is the password you will need to enter on your mobile device.

John Herrle - 2014-10-31

still getting authentication failed error

karen - 2014-10-31

Your Awesome. thanks for the help!!! :)

ashwin - 2014-10-30

Very nice work. Explained simple and efficient. Works well. Thanks a lot.

Richard - 2014-10-28

Hi When I send a email, the person that recive it only see my email addres, not my name. How can I add my name so when the person who recives my email, can see my name in place of my e-address. Thx

Bianca Ladbrook - 2014-10-27

I can't get it to use it I'm getting anoid!!!

Anselm - 2014-10-27

the result ( you typed an incorrect serveror address or the sensor requesting a protocol version that email dos't support

Anselm - 2014-10-27

the result ( you typed an incorrect serveror address or the sensor requesting a protocol version that email dos't support

bspulle - 2014-10-26

Thank you very much. followed your instructions and got it done without difficulty. Thank you.

vicki - 2014-10-26

still getting authentication failed error

Lynn - 2014-10-22

I have an email account @hotmail.com and I cannot get it setup on my phone or on my windows computer. I don't know what the incoming and outgoing server type should be or how to find this information. I would appreciate any help I can get with this.

Anonymous - 2014-10-18


Aneesa - 2014-10-16

Hi im still not geting tru with setting up my email i keep geting authentication failed

Aneesa - 2014-10-16

Hi im still not geting tru with setting up my email i keep geting authentication failed

john - 2014-10-15

It excepts my wifes but not mine says password or email address wrong can sign in on internet and tablet excepts

sally - 2014-10-13

Hi I have a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and ive checked my password by logging on the laptop but it says authentication failed and wont connect?

alexis thomas - 2014-10-12

Im 1 month pregnant and looking for a great home

CJ - 2014-10-10

Did this from new phone lasted 7 days then tells me server not responding so took to AT&T they redid and worked great for 7 days back to server not responding.

CJ - 2014-10-10

Did this from new phone lasted 7 days then tells me server not responding so took to AT&T they redid and worked great for 7 days back to server not responding.

jen - 2014-10-06

you just showrd my stalker bf where n how toget me

Cheri - 2014-10-02

I have a samsung galaxy note || and everytime I try to do this it comes back authentication failed. Please help.

Sofia - 2014-10-01

Thanks! Couldn't have done it without this.

Omar - 2014-09-29

It still doesn't work, I always get a message saying my username or password is incorrect but I've already verified my password and username are correct by logging in to my email through my lap top and it works.

Rachael - 2014-09-23

Need to use these account for life!

Kristen Paige Jackson - 2014-09-23

All the sudden Im not able to get my hotmail email to connect from my cell phone. which is heyheyitspaige@hotmail.com. I have the hotmail user name

vicky - 2014-09-20

Thank you ! I couldnt have done it without this information.

Mona Lisa - 2014-09-20

Thank you so much for these instructions. I would not have figured it out on my own.

Leya jet - 2014-09-19


jen - 2014-09-13

Is there a way to prevent the automatic syncing that happens when I use the outlook app? I don't want a bunch of contacts synced to my hotmail account.

Derek - 2014-09-11

Can't connect to server is the message I get, even though my settings are identical to what I use in every other device. No 2-factor authentication or anything fancy here. This isn't an OS, it's a POS!

lisjo - 2014-09-08

Holy Crap IT WORKED!! thank you thank you!!!

Pam Andrew - 2014-09-08

Thanks a million. I have spent hours trying to add another email address. Don't quite know how but it worked.

jayne - 2014-08-31

Thank you!Thank you! Thank you! I was getting so frustrated with my phone but letting me set up my hotmail. I'm glad I decided to look up some instructions. Yours worked perfectly!

Brent - 2014-08-30

Worked perfect! I was getting the username incorrect message till following these instructions perfectly. Thanks

dick - 2014-08-26

diff layout for 4.3.0, what do I do then

Pras - 2014-08-25

Pass/ username/ server error happened when i was not exactly following ur instructions. Later I just followed your instructions verbatim. Despite being outlook i did not alter any instruction that u suggested (which looked like hotmail instruction) and it worked. Thanks.

Juanita - 2014-08-24

what is the vodamail port code and security type?

GARY MCFADDEN - 2014-08-22

setup could not finish the only thing I get

Claire Cadet - 2014-08-22

If you are trying to set up your email account to your android phone and its not working. I had to set a new password for my email account on computer it then prompted me to use a new app password which i entered under my email address on the phone and it worked! I was getting the username/password/client certificate incorrect businesss its something to do with email providers having two step verification?

Isabel Rosas - 2014-08-22

When I enter the Domain/username and password it keeps telling me the name or password are wrong and to try again :(

Karen - 2014-08-21

Thanks so much this worked on my Kyocera android.

rahman jenkins - 2014-08-21

Can i link to my Facebook this way

Hugh - 2014-08-19

Didnt work on my xperia sp "username, password or client certificate incorrect" I have done it exactly as you show, I also tried with the defaults that appeared, i.e., the domain name did not have @hot..... and the server name did not have m. before hotmail.com, all with no luck. Any assistance welcome!

Marijke - 2014-08-17

Thank you, I'd been looking for that solution for a while. My phone and computer are talking to each other again ;)

Joe - 2014-08-15

Found my problem by chance!! For some reason app "exchange services" was deactivated. After activation (see Settings>Apps>All) everything works perfectly again. Thanks for your hints!

JayM - 2014-08-15

Worked perfectly on my Samsung Galaxy SII running Android 4.0.4. Thanks for this! Very helpful to a new Android convert.

Joe - 2014-08-15

Same problem as Barbara has. No chance to get it working, always say "unable to open connection to server". Was already working in the past, but stopped working correctly up to some one week ago. I deleted the account, and now I am successlessly trying to reinstall the hotmail and live mailbox: Has Microsoft changed something? (Xperia J, Android 4.1.2)

Barbara Townend - 2014-08-15

Won't work on my galaxynote just says unable to open connection to server

Mohammad Adil - 2014-08-12


Lynette - 2014-08-12

Thank you so much! This worked perfectly for my hotmail account - just what I wanted.

Leslie hurles - 2014-08-08

Can't set on verzion droid also forgot password

Gen - 2014-08-03

It wont let me do my gmail or hotmail

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megan - 2014-08-02

ive tried this method a few times. and each time i go to open my email it says email sync turned off. and it wont load my in box.

Pharmc749 - 2014-07-31

Very nice site!

teacher Jhay - 2014-07-27

Thank you so much! It worked on me :) Have a great day!

Dando - 2014-07-26

Hasn't worked for me. I've got a Galaxy Samsung 4s bought today. Have it connected to my Yahoo account but cannot, despite everything, get it connected to my Hotmail.co.uk account. Have tried everything.

Patricia - 2014-07-26

Further to my comment below - I also had to first delete the existing Live email account off the phone as I was getting the "account already exists" message.

Patricia - 2014-07-26

Thanks a lot for this input - I have been unable to receive / send emails from my Galaxy Note 2 since late May 2014. Would have been nice if Microsoft sent out a warning on this "BEFORE" they made the change. Too late AFTER the event as you would not get the email message anyway !

redtyke - 2014-07-25

Works a treat from the e-mail app on my Samsung Galaxy Tab; many thanks

mango - 2014-07-23

thanks for this it worked a treat, had taken me 3 days to find this.

sheila - 2014-07-20

Thanks you so much. I followed your directions and was able to get my msn email up again on my 2 year old HTC Droid. Some of the steps were different, but was able to figure it out. You rock!!

d chen - 2014-07-20

Thanks. You're the best help. Workers in the shop couldn't even figure out how to set up.

Yolanda - 2014-07-19

Looking at the comments, glad I'm not alone ? Galaxy Note2 "unable to connect to server". Hope this gets fixed soon!

Chris - 2014-07-18

I've had problems logging into hotmail using android email. It turns out that when I enabled two step verification the app needs a special app password. The link for the info page is here. This has worked for me. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/app-passwords-two-step-verification

Scott Jensen - 2014-07-17

The article's instructions worked for me, although I had to delete the hotmail account I had already tried to set up in the email app. It makes no sense that the setup in the email app would be any different than the Add Account setup.

kay - 2014-07-16

still not working says unable to connect to server it use to work i am going mad

sharon - 2014-07-16

i can't access my MSN email on my android phone either. Keep getting can't access server error. Nobody seems to be able to help. These instructions didnt work. About to throw this phone away!

mirzaabdulaziz - 2014-07-16

I need to use my mobile instead of my sporting email mamirza2@se.com.sa

Roy Barry - 2014-07-15

I cannot set up my msn account on my android. It was on but was deleted accidently. Trying to get it back on but says username or password incorrect. I changed the pw on my PC and it works. How do I do it manually. Extremely frustrated...my business email address.

mike - 2014-07-14

fantastic help! i battled for days trying to get setup help from microsoft to no avail! thank you sooooo much!

alia - 2014-07-13

Hi.got a galaxy s4 mini and I have problem with my outgoing server for my hotmail.co.uk I received my mail but cant send any! I alao got a hotmail.com and its working perfectly.plz help as im using it on the wifi so its not my network problem as im not using my data.thx

ttnyny - 2014-07-10

Thanks. Your tutorial helped me avoid using any of the various poorly-rated Hotmail apps available at Google Play (including the "official" Outlook app, which few people seem to like). And, I appreciate the simple, clean, ad-free interface of the built-in mail client.

Kerry - 2014-07-09

My Galaxy sIII won't sync my MSN email nor Outlook calendar. I can't remove my email account to start it over because it would have to be changed back to factory settings to do so, it says. I can't change any settings to edit the server URL either. I started using the Outlook.com app but it doesn't seem to sync well enough either (locks up) and there is no calendar with it, and it won't sync with my phone's native calendar app. I don't want to reset it to factory settings to start it over, plus I don't know that will fix the problem. Any help please?

Linda - 2014-07-08

Where do I get the Calendar that will sink. Please explain how this works?

Jonel - 2014-07-08

Excellent. Worked a treat

christina - 2014-07-05

Got as far as Account setup and server settings but the next won't work or the previous don't understand it , any ideas ?

Don Sexton - 2014-07-05

I have been unable to access my hotmail account on my Samsung Galaxy since changing my password

alex - 2014-07-05

This doesnt work if you have a live email... lets say xxx@live.dk I have tried sooo many things... like m.hotmail.dk, m.hotmail.com, m.live.dk, m.live.com and none of those things work... I haven't been able to find ANY solution that helps me with adding a @live.dk email to my phone...

Eveboing - 2014-07-04

I got my new S5 and did follow your instruction as above for my hotmail account but I'm receiving a message "can't connect to server." Could you please help?

Sneze - 2014-07-02

I change pasword on may hotmail account on pc, and on my android phone I cant sing in ,then I was deleted ''remove account''. And now I cant sign in with my new pasword, I cant add this account on my android phone

Natalie Couton - 2014-07-01

I am trying to get my email on my new android phone but i am getting an error message saying "coudln't open connection to server". Can you please help me.

Joettawilson - 2014-06-27

Hi to release Facebook

D - 2014-06-27

Hi - I actually didn't choose the "corporate" route. I picked "email" and was able to synch to my hotmail to the android from there. I agree with others about disbling the 2 step verification security process on your hotmail settings first.

Ernie Hardwick - 2014-06-27

Am stuck at server settings, obviously am not imputing domain\username correctly, any more advice on this point. Getting could not open connection to server message at this point.

SusanW - 2014-06-25

GOD BLESS the person who suggested turning off the two-step verification process! Worked like a dream and I now have both my Hotmail accounts back. LOVE YOU!!!

Jan - 2014-06-24

done all above and it has recognised my email account, however it will not download messages and when I try to sync it says "email sync disabled". how do I enable sync?

Gutbux P. Belani - 2014-06-21

U can email on gurbuxpritam1938@gmail.com how to signout n signin hotmail on my mobile

Gutbux P. Belani - 2014-06-21

Microsoft blocked hotmail due to securities reason. Now they have restored. It states first I signout n then signin. It has started working on my laptop. On my Samsung Galaxy Grand it is stilll not working. Because I can't sign out. please guide me how to signout on my mobile.

Gutbux P. Belani - 2014-06-21

I can't sign out hotmail. What to do?

dave kinsey - 2014-06-16

Outstanding some idiot tried to charge me £38 for this information

alma yazzie - 2014-06-16

My android Galaxy S4 won't sync My emails and it says that my master sync is turned off and I've been trying to figure out How to turn it on and so far it's been unsuccessful. Please help me! :(

alma yazzie - 2014-06-16

My android Galaxy S4 won't sync My emails and it says that my master sync is turned off and I've been trying to figure out How to turn it on and so far it's been unsuccessful. Please help me! :(

alma yazzie - 2014-06-16

My android Galaxy S4 won't sync My emails and it says that my master sync is turned off and I've been trying to figure out How to turn it on and so far it's been unsuccessful. Please help me! :(

alma yazzie - 2014-06-16

My android Galaxy S4 won't sync My emails and it says that my master sync is turned off and I've been trying to figure out How to turn it on and so far it's been unsuccessful. Please help me! :(

alma yazzie - 2014-06-16

My android Galaxy S4 won't sync My emails and it says that my master sync is turned off and I've been trying to figure out How to turn it on and so far it's been unsuccessful. Please help me! :(

alma yazzie - 2014-06-16

My android Galaxy S4 won't sync My emails and it says that my master sync is turned off and I've been trying to figure out How to turn it on and so far it's been unsuccessful. Please help me! :(

alma yazzie - 2014-06-16

My android Galaxy S4 won't sync My emails and it says that my master sync is turned off and I've been trying to figure out How to turn it on and so far it's been unsuccessful. Please help me! :(

Rob - 2014-06-15

Why will my LG Volt (through Boost) not accept an email account from live.com? Can anyone explain how to do this properly? If someone has been successful, can you share it on here please. Thanks! :)

Gee - 2014-06-14

finally it worked been weeks without my Hotmail and glad to be up and running again.. the "Msn.com" didnt work for me I had to put in hotmail.com for the email address try that if doesn't work and make sure you don't have 2 step authentication enabled as well on your account.

rony009 - 2014-06-13

Hey I had the same issue with my computer. I wasted my time on it for many days but finally I got a solution from this link http://www.microsoftliveassist.com/cant-access-account-windows-live-mail-does-not-recognize-account-credentials/

Anthony painter - 2014-06-13

I love hotmail miss hotmail

Kori - 2014-06-11

I only can look at emails from the last two days. How can I change this setting to look at the last few months?

RME - 2014-06-09

I have been having the same trouble that Emma describes. None of my settings have changed and I cannot connect to my server. I checked the passwords, etc. I have not been able to get email from this account to my cellphone since 6/3/14. My tablet and computers connect just fine. I am using a HTC one.

shenise Truesdale - 2014-06-09

Its still sayind server can not connect

Emma - 2014-06-07

Hi my email was working fine on my phone until my desktop asked me to update my security. I have done all that but now it keeps saying my details on my phone are incorrect, yet the same details work on my tablet. I have tried to re add my email with your method above but it keeps saying unable to connect to server.. help will be much appreciated

sudha vishwakarma - 2014-06-07

My work email id is sudhaxxxxxx@cloudsherpas.com. I am using Nexus 4(Android 4.4.2). I tried configuring my this email account on my phone by choosing Google and corporate options but I am getting an error saying 'Could not open connection to server'. Not getting what's wrong. The password is correct. Any help? Thanks in advance :)

Brian C - 2014-06-05

Thanks to you it seems to be working properly now,was fighting with this for a month or more.Very much appreciated.

Maria - 2014-06-04

Thank you!this help allot I had to follow the steps very closely and I got it after 3 attempts.

Gary S. - 2014-05-31

THANKS!! I've been struggling with this for days. Just one time going through your instructions and my hotmail is finally coming through to my android. Again, THANKS!!

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Smithb67 - 2014-05-30

A big thank you for your article.Really thank you! Cool. bbgcadcfeeecfgge

Anonymous - 2014-05-27

Thank you it worked

Anonymous - 2014-05-27

Thank you it worked

stanley - 2014-05-26

authentication failed with the above procedure...is there an alternative?

dave - 2014-05-20

Installed on HP slate 10.Dead easy if you follow the instructions (what man does that).Thanks

Wendy Mills - 2014-05-19

Tried the above tips. There was no prompt for Port 443. Still says Cannot Connect to Server

Connie - 2014-05-18

my android phone kept asking me for password and now says it is incorrect. I am trying to update security info on outlook on my pc and i am waiting for them to verify and send me a code, i haven't recieved it yet. I am worried i am now locked out. Can you suggest anything?

John Breslin - 2014-05-18

Fantastic! Really helpful and easy for a non-techy to follow. It worked first time!!!

Khandaise - 2014-05-16

How can u help

Pat - 2014-05-15

Worked the first time for about 6 months. Then Hotmail on the computer asked me to verify computer account. So I did. Now I can't get any Hotmail on my android. Tried above but it isn't working. Any other ideas for me? Thanks so much for your help.

Lori - 2014-05-12

Thanks so much. Had to mess with it a little but got it to work!

Steve.Veitch - 2014-05-08

Keeps telling me Exchange services has stopped

Neil - 2014-05-02

Thanks for this. It worked first time.

jan - 2014-05-01

I have a Huawei phone when I press the email icon it says start sync ... Notice other people havesame problem please can u help me resolve problem

kukua - 2014-04-30

i have been trying this for two days now, keeps telling me incorrect user name

thanks - 2014-04-28


Marilyn Strehlow - 2014-04-22

I have been trying the steps above and keeps telling me "cannot find server" Any suggestions? m.strehlow@hotmail.com

Geoff - 2014-04-22

I have been trying the steps above and keeps telling me "cannot find server" My adress is **********@live.com.au Any suggrstions please?

Geoff - 2014-04-22

I have been trying the steps above and keeps telling me "cannot find server" My adress is **********@live.com.au Any suggrstions please?

jamie - 2014-04-20

Excellent advice hotmail now set-up and working fine after hours of trying to follow the std instructions!

Stephen Beck - 2014-04-17

I want to be to have access to 3 months back from current date for emails. Can you assist me? Thanks, Stephen

William ekern - 2014-04-17

my gzone phone will not connect to msn.com server, nothing seems to work. phone did work but stopped recently

Sal - 2014-04-16

I followed each step and I get an authentication error right after step 4 username domain. What seems to be the pronlem did I do something wrong?

audie - 2014-04-14

Thank you. I'm new to Android. I've been trying to access my email for thirty minutes, then I came across this and this made setting up my email a breeze. Thank you

James - 2014-04-11

Thank you KOMO. I was ready to return the phone I just purchased.

Marcus - 2014-04-09

It works for a few days, then forgets all the settings and disappears. Smartphone watch running Android 2.2. Any idea why? Cheers

Gianni - 2014-04-02

I had a similar problem when i got my phone repaired. this method worked for me: go to your hotmail account (preferably on a PC/Laptop). go to SETTINGS scroll down to OPTIONS Under the heading "Managing Your Account", select "Connect devices & Apps with POP" select ENABLE. this worked for me - i now have my Hotmail account linked into my phone. Hope this is helpful

kris - 2014-03-28

HOLY CRAP!! soooo easy!! i've been trying to do this for more than a week!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

I - 2014-03-27

entered all information and it keeps telling me cannot connect to server

Anonymous - 2014-03-25

Thank you for all you help.It was a success!

Wendi - 2014-03-24

I'm being told that my password is incorrect. What could the issue be? And now it's telling me that it's unable to open connection to server. Help

bob - 2014-03-24

Followed instructions several times. Always works well except it will not send any messages. What's wrong?

bob - 2014-03-24

Followed instructions several times. Always installs well except it will not send any messages. What's wrong?

Rae - 2014-03-24

Thank you so much!!! Instructions worked perfectly. You have saved my sanity :)

robert fage - 2014-03-22

I have spent hours trying to set it up. I must be doing something wrong. not sure what domain name is is it my my name (account name. )

Derick - 2014-03-22

Thanks, this resolved the situation. Great solution

Marc McCreary - 2014-03-20

It's saying Authentication failed! !

MARC MCCREARY - 2014-03-20

It's saying Authentication failed!!

SL - 2014-03-10

Beautiful! Thank you!!!!!!!!

Anonymous - 2014-03-07

I did as intructed and get wrong email address or pasword and I know they are correct.

Ann - 2014-03-01

Thanks, was having a hard time getting Hotmail to work. You really helped, your instructions worked like a charm.

Mike - 2014-02-27

I get an error message "couldn't finish, username or password incorrect" but they are not incorrect. lg521 ics

Michelle - 2014-02-27

And when doing this for the live.com. ????? What do we enter? The word "live" instead of "hotmail?" Please advise asap. Trying to set up my Mom's acct. What a Microsoft mess. Argh!

Roger Burns - 2014-02-26

Laughable how easy it is when you know.Connection on Galaxy Y perfect. Thanks a lot.

Frank - 2014-02-25

I can not connect to my msn e-mail account from my Galaxy SIII Mini. I get to the authentication fail step and that is it.

Donna - 2014-02-25

Just like Debra, i go thru all the steps and still get "authenentication fail" I can get in my msn email thru thr web, so i know my password is right (tho while working on a public computrt 2 days ago, windows live made me change my password.) My server keeps defaultin to snt405-m@hotmail.com HELP! This is killing my job search....

maxine foster - 2014-02-24

i still cant add my hotmail account on mu samsung rugby smart i spent all weekend tryingg everythhhing and...nothing

Debra - 2014-02-24

When hit next on last step get message saying "authentication failed"

carlos - 2014-02-21

Thank you for all you help.

mujeeb - 2014-02-18

How to setup live.com email in huawei tablet

J - 2014-02-13

We followed the steps listed - the phone receives emails, but won't/can't send them...help

fixes - 2014-02-11

Thank you for sraight-forward how-to.My live mail server connection (blu-m.com)stopped working on my Bauhm Android tablet and I wasted hours following obscure "advice" before finding your site.I also hit Najib's problem of endless "waiting for sync".(10hrs).My G-mail 'help' search suggested toggling the refresh(equals sync on/off) button several times and this worked,and simultaneously brought my Live Mail back on stream. Thank you.

Eris - 2014-02-11

Thank you so much not even the people in best buy could help me sync my hotmail account. Thanks to you I am all setup. Thanks so much.

Eris - 2014-02-11

Thank you so much not even the people in best buy could help me sync my hotmail account. Thanks to you I am all setup. Thanks so much.

stephen norris - 2014-02-07

I bought two identical Alcatel tablets. I cansuccessfully add the same hotmail account to one but not the other. The incoming server for the one that works resolves to dub406... the other to m.hotmail. Even if I use dud406... it refuses to connect. I have deleted both accounts several times and they come back with the same server settings. How can identical devices not connect in the same way?

Berk - 2014-02-06

Thank you. Although I've tried it numerious times through different apps including yours, finally I paid attention to your post and it worked.

LoriMarie - 2014-02-06

Thank you! This worked perfectly on android-Sony Xperia phone. Hopefully, this will stick since the last 'auto' set up (IMAP) worked for only about 2 weeks and stopped accepting username and password. Wasted over 1.5 hours of my life searching for this answer. So glad to find it!

Najib - 2014-01-30

I tried the instructions above, at the end a message appears (Waiting for sync Your email will appear soon) and its going for over an hour!!! not sure what to do?

Terrie - 2014-01-23

Say, I ran into this problem myself just recently for some reason. My MSN account (on the Hotmail server) has been working fine on my N4 (kitkat 4.2) since I got it. I followed the instructions above but was unable to get it to work for me. Then I removed the backward slash from my email address and selected "accept all SSL certificates" and it worked. Perhaps this will help others who still may not been able to get their account setup. The accounts seem to be a bit different in each case. Go figure, right?

Colin - 2014-01-17

This doesn't work for myself.

Buzz - 2014-01-11

great , it worked fine with my account , by the way my account is hosted at windows live service

shian - 2014-01-07

My HTC phone does not offer manual input for domain and user name. It automatically inputs the email address as the user name and hence all doesn't sync

lanell - 2014-01-05

This will not sync windows live mail accts

joetundra - 2014-01-03

If the above instructions don't work, they didn't for me, then go to the attached link and follow instructions exactly and you will have success! https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42322/~/droid---msn-email/action/auth

Anonymous - 2013-12-24

How to increase the number of displayed emessages per email when on gadgets and on app itself

Anonymous - 2013-12-24

How to increase the number of displayed emessages per email when on gadgets and on app itself

kb - 2013-12-21

I'm getting the same message as messi, keep getting 'authentication failure' when trying to sync the phone; this is after the phone upgrade was done

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tae - 2013-12-16

I have samsung note 3. I try to setting live.com email but the end, It show authentication failue. How to correct this problem. Let me know ASAP

Tammy - 2013-12-14

I've done this and then it goes to waiting to sync and gets stuck there forever! I tried removing the account and doing it over but keep getting the same thing. So frustrating! Any suggestions? Thank you!

Ron DeWitt - 2013-12-09

Says login to the account failed please try again. I've had the account for 10 years.

Linda Hill - 2013-12-08

It worked! You need to follow the directions exactly and when you get to the add account screen do not click on email click on corporate and then follow the directions and it worked. I did reset my password for this live.com email account for it to work. My husband tried to sign on to his live.com mail account direct to the webiste and it would not sign him in so he also reset his password for the live.com email. It took about a minute to set up the email on the Galaxy 4 after we re-set our passwords. I spent a hour on the phone with the Verizon people who couldn't get it to work and told me you could no longer receive Microsoft based email on a Google based phone!?!? They obviously don't know what they are talking about!

christine Landale - 2013-12-05

followed all the steps and still get 'cannot connect to server' ...I get this message all the time..who is at fault..the phone, the server , or the phone company? all comments and suggestions gratefully accepted.Going nuts Andoid phone. Huawei Thanks Christine


Still doesnt open new account.

Mumtaz Hussein - 2013-12-03

Its sayin Unable to send or certificate not installed

Wilhelm - 2013-12-03

It works! Thank very much!

allyson kelly - 2013-11-29

ve just got the galaxy 2 tab,ive set up my Gmail account, but wen a try my Hotmail account, it says authentication failed, plzz help.my Gmail adr is soosideally@gmail.com

Benjamin Klein - 2013-11-28

Can't add my hotmail account anymore... Says it can't connect to the server. Tried to add my yahoo one and it works. What's going on?

linda - 2013-11-25

Have a samsung rugby and msn email account. Cannot get email set up automatic, and manual askes for an account type and port info

Mary - 2013-11-22

Mines doesn't show a port mobile id...what do i do

mary - 2013-11-22

It said unable to connect to server

Mary - 2013-11-22

At first my email was syncing to my smartphone. now I can't even get it to do it. Its like it just stopped and it won't connect to tje server. i don't know what's wrong with it

mo - 2013-11-21

thanks was very useful

Daisy - 2013-11-17

Add my email address check all my mail.

Russell Jensen - 2013-11-13

your instructions work great with my Galaxy - I have it all set up as you showed. Now how do I get my messages??? It's always something, aint it?

Enoch Olayinka Ajayi - 2013-11-08

I am a cool headed young man...

Linda - 2013-11-01

Thanks for the help. Now I have email on my phone!!

Amol Nighot - 2013-10-30

The mail which contain ppt or PDF file ...it can't open ...plz give suggestion

Amol Nighot - 2013-10-30

The mail which contain ppt or PDF file ...it can't open ...plz give suggestion

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V - 2013-10-26

I got an error message it couldn't complete request

Vineet Pandey - 2013-10-06

It's not working for Samsung Quattro. I have tried so many times but ultimately there is error message is Server not connecting.

Zed Zee - 2013-10-06

This is well and groovy and has been around, as a solution since Eclair, but it still doesn't fix the problem that some Android phones DO NOT have the module that can read all your e-mail contacts (from services such as Yahoo! or Hotmail) to show them on your phone...I can't see my entire list (nor do they show up as suggestions, when I type a few letters of their name/e-mail address) on my Android phone. If I reply from my Android phone to an e-mail, that e-mail address will be remembered for next time. But if I want to COMPOSE a new e-mail to a contact from my Hotmail/Yahoo! list that I've never interacted with before on my Android phone, their name/e-mail address does not appear as s suggestion, so I will need to MEMORISE their e-mail address in FULL! This is apparently because some Android phones do not install a particular module that does this job. My hTC Wildfire used to have it but my Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and ThL W8 doesn't! Is there a way to fix this problem, so that all my contacts from my Hotmail/Yahoo! are already available on my Android phone?!

Robert - 2013-10-03

AWESOME! Best straight forward solution!! THANKS!

john - 2013-10-02

If I edit a contact on my Galaxy S4, when it syncs with Hotmail, the email address becomes invalid in Hotmail. The S4 sends the email as: "name" <email> and that contact becomes unusable when I do to send. Is there anyone with an S4 who does NOT have this problem. Are you able to edit a contact on the S4 and then send email on Hotmail after it sync?

baiju - 2013-10-01

Thanks its working :D

ana - 2013-09-28

my email Show All Folders but I cannot access the contents. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Denise - 2013-09-21

I have just upgraded to Sony Xperia m and am trying to get my email updated, but am Hotmail.co.uk and not com,keep on getting COULD not finish, could not open connection to server, any ideas

nick - 2013-09-14

And outing incoming setting same .for Optus prepaid

nick - 2013-09-14

Are the settings for incoming and outing

marie kearney - 2013-09-10

did the above instructions, but it says it cannot connect to the server.. ???? very frustrated.. it worked before.

mary - 2013-09-09

Thank You soo much!! This was very helpful and solved my dilemma :)

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SNH Sai - 2013-09-07

sync is getting delalyed after setting up of account

Lisa - 2013-09-05

instructions were great, however my calendar still isn't shown... it was there this morning, now it's gone.

Jason Alexanda - 2013-09-05

Thank you so much for your help it was very helpful and easy to understand.

Marlon - 2013-08-28

Thank you, this solution worked. Just to clarify for all other readers, I was having an issue with the basic email setup, it kept having errors and problems connecting to the server. By following this suggestion and creating exchange accounts on my phone the problem has been resolved. Thanks.

Julie - 2013-08-27

Thank you so much this worked for me. Am new to smartphones and this worked on my Samsung Galaxy Mini III. Cheers

thebigstartupexperiment - 2013-08-24

this worked a treat on my Galaxy Samsung Ace, I now get all of my folders by scrolling across the top. I did end up with 2 hotmail accounts; just deleted the version which didn't show the additional folders - thanks!

alain - 2013-08-22

great. Working perfectly on sony xperia v on 4.1.2 with a live.co.za account using the m.hotmail.co m server.

SLC - 2013-08-16

It appears that there might be a server issue with hotmail going on at the moment. I am experiencing the same with my Galaxy S4 since earlier this week - it worked fine until then. I went to a computer store yesterday to inquire about it and the support person there has the same issue with his iPhone, also since beginning of this week. I had already tried deleting and re-adding my account but that did not help it. Guess all we can do at the moment is wait until Microsoft gets the bug fixed ;-(

B D Kabra - 2013-08-16

I am trying to instal my hotmail account on Nexus4, at the end it says canot open the Server, needs more information as how to instal the hotmail account. Thanks

Graham - 2013-08-14

Strange to say my hotmail account hasn't received any mail via my phone since December last year. Wanting it working now, I followed the above but all I get is Setup could not finish.... Username or password incorrect... They are definitely correct! If I try a manual setup it comes back with a 'cannot connect to the server'. Before I deleted my existng account, I tried changing various server connections and even though it said it couldn't connect the setting were auto changed to the correct settings. Like Lynne Shaw below, I too have a .co.uk hotmail account. Something is definitely blocking the connection as if I use a tablet or laptop, works fine. As I mentioned, up to Dec 2012 it worked fine.

DKM - 2013-08-13

I added my hotmail account to my phone and it works well except it doesn't give me access to my Junk folder. Is there something special I need to do to see that folder too?

Lynne Shaw - 2013-08-12

I have followed your instructions but it isn't working. I have a hotmail.co.uk account so I switched the info from .com to co.uk. Is this correct

derek - 2013-08-09

Do you know what the exchange is for regular msn acct?

Terry - 2013-08-03

Everything seems to work but the syncing wants to go on forever

Kathy - 2013-08-01

Thank you! Your directions did the trick!

Amir - 2013-08-01

I tried EVERYTHING possible and i was unable to get my hotmail account working--until i saw your directions! Thank you very very much!!!

Zatamon - 2013-07-29

Thank you! I've used hotmail as social jub before and was not able to reply the mails in my phone. It fixed it works like charm :-) Best

Bonnie - 2013-07-26

Is anyone else having issues sending emails from there smartphone? I keep getting "send falied"

Android User - 2013-07-11

This did the trick, Android Tablet w/ Android v4.1 Jelly Bean.

denise bennett - 2013-07-01

I do all this but another screen comes up sayinh I need to do pin password for lock screen??

Guest - 2013-06-29

Two-step auth has to be disabled before adding outlook/hotmail account. For the people who has 2-step auth enabled, your credentials will not work. make sure you disable and try again. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=43054333&postcount=25

billy - 2013-06-27

still gettin unable to connect to server

hilary - 2013-06-26

thank you so much... my hotmail is once again syncing to my android phone. you did it. --- a bit confusing, though: at the 2 first fields (where email address is required), you wrote __hotmail@msn.com, while the screenshots simply showed _'@hotmail.com'. it worked w/o the msn.... it worked!!!

Alp_wong - 2013-06-22

Hi' how do I open an attachment? Thanks

seta - 2013-06-19

Thanks for this info, but the exchange did not work for my "live" email.

RobA - 2013-06-19

Thanks for the help - it works perfectly.

Jim Conlon - 2013-06-07

When adding an account (MSN), it tells me it is already added as a corporate account?

Vinod Kumar - 2013-06-05

Waiting how it work

ISSAKAMARA - 2013-06-05

iwanttorecieve a mail to my friends

Blah - 2013-05-27

Stopped working on android since 24/5/13. now have to install the outlook app to get emails.

Rah - 2013-05-21

Works Great! Thanks alot

naz - 2013-05-10

I cannot reset the Hotmail account on my phone? How can I reset it?

cassie jones - 2013-05-10

I have not received MSN emails for last 2 weeks on my Android...AND you took out all of My Calendar appointments...I no like this...you are messing with my livelihood!!!!!!!!

dee - 2013-05-09

awesome works great thanks for the help

ihsan - 2013-05-08

thanks a lot. it working.....TQ again

Amanda - 2013-05-07

Ek sukel om in te teken in my hotmail account

jp - 2013-05-03

useless. no parameters for live mail

Ian Dile - 2013-04-20

thank you so much. without this my phone refused to connect to hotmail servers

Derrick T - 2013-04-19

Wow thanks I updated my hotmail to outlook and it messed up the settings on my nexus 7 the exchange server was STILL set to m.hotmail.com this has been driving me nuts thanks again

HopeMcCloud - 2013-04-18

Android 4.0.4 Click on Live click on Show All Folders my hotmail folders are all listed but I cannot access the contents. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Barry - 2013-04-10

Worked like a dream!! Many, many, thanks

frank - 2013-04-08

not precise enough, every little detail must be right, Notes on left do not tally with Figs Figs are not as my HTC

Brian - 2013-04-02

Mostly useless, nice to see how it can be done if you have a special rom or jailbreak andriod, plain jane andriod not worth the effort

Mel Cruz - 2013-04-02

Excellent!!!!!! Got it 1st time out!!! Thanks!!!

Roxanne - 2013-04-01

Plus it keeps telling me my email already exists yet I am receiving zero emails and can't send anything. Its asking me to verify my email with a code it sends me but it isn't sending me that code.

Roxanne - 2013-04-01

It still isn't working for my samsung II after the software upgrade I did... but worked before stupid upgrade :(

umesh kumar - 2013-03-31

This really works Thanks.

rhushi - 2013-03-31

thanks.... keep posting

Al - 2013-03-28

Works great. Now, let's say I add a phone number to a contact on my phone, how can I get my phone to automatically sync the change to my contacts at Windows Live?

John - 2013-03-24

I cant connect hotmail.com.au Please help!!

Rachel - 2013-03-22

After hours searching the internet finally an easy straight forward answer that works! Thank you.

Tony - 2013-03-21

Many thanks, it worked like a charm.

Lupita - 2013-03-20

I keep getting a message that reads incorrect user is or password. I know they are correct

Sommay - 2013-03-17

Sommay wathsanouvongsa

Scott - 2013-03-09

Msn email stopped working on My Touch cell phone. Alert says server not accepting email and password?

eric - 2013-02-26

couldn't work even having a active sim...having the same as other users unable to connect to server

I did it - put in your sim - 2013-02-25

the above will work if you put in an active sim!! it worked after I put in my sim. very easy

Nev - 2013-02-24

Didn't work. Put in all details as supplied. Setup could not finish Unable to open connection to server

weldon shaw - 2013-02-22

i have hotmail set up on my lg android 4g, i can receive hotmail emails but i can not respond back to them. I keep receiving a error saying email did not send authentication error. how do i fix this.

Suz - 2013-02-18

tried until I am ready to throw the phone out the window. Doesn't work

John - 2013-02-17

Tried several times. I get an error message 'Couldn't Finish - Can not connect to server

John - 2013-02-17

Tried several times. I get an error message 'Couldn't Finish - Can not connect to server

H. - 2013-01-31

Thanks a lot, it worked!

Paul - 2013-01-27

This setup did not work.

fern - 2013-01-26

mine still doesnt work i dont understand why :(

Christina - 2013-01-24

Thanks so much finally I was able to get results.

Luc van Vugt - 2013-01-21

Clearly I am not the only one that profits from you sharing this info. Thanx!

Rich - 2013-01-10

connection worked but sz waiting to sync....your email will appear soon but it doesnt.. help

Ren - 2013-01-03

Worked Great Thanks

Laura - 2012-12-26

e-mail quite working on android so have tried several times different options and this is the first time it worked!!!

Mariecar - 2012-12-26

Have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, I set up the email but on Windows Live, it says "sync disabled." Please help Thanks.

doyle - 2012-12-22

didn't work !

Alba - 2012-12-21

Thank you so... so muxh...the pics helped... thank you... thank you

Aggie - 2012-12-20

OMG!!! Thank you so much and you have made my day!!! I haven't able to get my emails for 2 weeks on my HTC mobile phone. Thank you very very much!!!!

Laraine - 2012-12-20

Thank goodness! I got it to work after not getting messages for nearly a week! Thank you!

John Packer - 2012-12-20

As usual, nothing comes up as shown, and nothing works.

Ann Matthews - 2012-12-19

I have an android phone but it is about 2 years old. Under accounts it does not say Microsoft Exchange active sync. it just says email. dont know what to do...I used to receive mail...just last week, then I started receiving error messages saying could not verify certificate, no matter what I did, still had error messages, ultimately deleted account and then tried to add it again only to receive more error messages...

Raymond - 2012-12-19

I was having the "can't connect to server" problem for the past week or so. Followed the instructions and now everything is working perfectly again.

Deb - 2012-12-19

Wow, you're a genius. Was about to get a new phone. You did what no one at Verison, LG, or msn could do! Followed the instructions exactly and now Hotmail is working perfectly! THX THX THX

christine A - 2012-12-16

telling me cannot connect to server, Even had the cell phone company help me...12-16-12 still not working. now what?

ulla wik - 2012-12-15

Hej i värmen

Andrew Vogel - 2012-12-14

telling me cannot connect to server

Jonathan - 2012-12-07

The setting seems be fecognised with a tick next to my account name and my livemail folders visible and accessable but whenever I go to any folder it is just a black screen with no messages. Please help!

ysanne bonner - 2012-12-07

Keep trying to set this up but get hte message ' Setup could not finish. Unable to open connection to server'. Please advise. Thanks.

Hannah - 2012-12-06

I have been using my email account on my phone since January but this past month If I read an email on my phone it still comes up unread when I enter my hotmail account from my computer. i now have hundreds of emails in my inbox online. Anyway to sort this?

Q - 2012-12-06

Thank You....

Bill - 2012-12-02

Great procedure. It worked like a charm. Other tries failed. Thanks!

rachel - 2012-12-01

i got the instruction but when i clic k calendar on my android it asking for me to renter the msn info and then it says it si duplicated? so how do sync the calendar ?

jason - 2012-11-30

THANK YOU!! I'm not sure why this does not work in the default email app, it is the exact same interface and set-up. But it no longer matters finally it is set up.

kate - 2012-11-30

thanks from austria :)

Oliveira, Robenildo - 2012-11-28

Good job....Thank you!! Works perfectly!

jim raynor - 2012-11-28

omg thank you so much!! nothing worked this is just like exchange. If you have android 4+ click manual an put "\you@hotmail.com" in domain and "you@hotmail.com" in username

paul keane - 2012-11-28

I have managed to sync my windows live Email but not my calandar for my Samsung 511 cell phone. suggestions

wickets - 2012-11-25

thanks,,,,worked perfectly

fatz - 2012-11-22

says unable to connect to server

Dirk - 2012-11-14

Best step by step guide i found, worked for both hotmail accounts i have

Claudia - 2012-11-12

Thank you!! Works perfectly!

Jacob - 2012-11-11


rick - 2012-10-29

same here. Unable to connect to server. Tried m.hotmail.com and outlook.com...anyone figure it out? Btw, mine used to work. Stopped working on 10/28 around 10pm.

le - 2012-10-25

says can't connect to the server, EVERY TIME

le - 2012-10-25

says can't connect to the server, EVERY TIME

Juan - 2012-10-21

It is enough open google incognito tabs in your android and then you can open hotmail without problems (as in your laptop)

waqas - 2012-10-20

i have revised same procedure earlier.it did not work before.but now i did it again and it worked amazingly.thanks very much

Ellen Zehna - 2012-10-15

messages that I delete via my computer still show up on my Samsung/Anddroid. So I'm having to delete everything twice. How can I sync the two?

Eric - 2012-10-05

I set up wife's hotmail on droid but no icon to check or notifications when she gets new mail

Fundoo - 2012-10-03

hi, Thank you sir for your help, it was very easy for set up after reading you Thanks a Lot again Satyen Sodha

toula - 2012-10-02

that was the only blog that helped me! many thanks!

Beth Macaluso - 2012-10-01

After selecting "Add an account" my only choices are: "Corporate" and "Google" I do not have the Microsoft Active Exchange option. Also, I do receive my hotmail emails to my phone, but I cannot SEND emails from this account. Can you advise??

simone santos - 2012-09-24

Quero atualizar meu email

zach - 2012-09-23

i did all that three times, and get a message saying sync is currantly exsperiencing problems. help using 4.0 android

Huzefa - 2012-09-23

setting up hotmail on android 2.2 was a breeze after reading your article. Thanks

Carl - 2012-09-20

As previous post - I'm tryin to sync email from an account that is from http://webmail.easyspace.com but have no idea what to put in the field "domain" PLEASE someone help me.... going crazy!!!

carl - 2012-09-20

This will make me sound really thick nut what exactly do I type in the domain field?? confused.com lol

David - 2012-09-19

As Alicia below, my Sony Ericsson Arc would not sync. It says setup could not finish, cannot connect to server!! Any fixes?? Thanks

julia - 2012-09-18


Alicia - 2012-09-17

my Acer tablet still won't sync to my live.ca account. it says couldn't finish, cant connect to server. ive tried all the suggested methods of changing the server name but it wont work. It works on my android phone but not the tablet. any fixes?!?!

Darwin - 2012-09-16

Fantastic! Worked brillant for my Galaxy w. Thank you so much!

meeee - 2012-09-12

Thanks! Works great!

Tapan - 2012-09-11

Excellent! I love Android phones for their user friendlyness and simplicity.

kelly - 2012-09-09

very helpful in setting up my hotmail acct. thank you

Judah - 2012-09-06

Any had any luck on a asus transformer prime? None of the ideas on here have worked

bali - 2012-09-05

Android is the Best.

Jacob - 2012-08-28

This is quite a bit outdated and looks a bit different now that there's ICS out and one additional very helpful piece of info is that if it asks for "Domain" and "Username" separately then you leave domain blank and just add your full e-mail address to the username field. Domain=blank username=full e-mail address

Steve - 2012-08-25

If you are having the server error, instead of using m.hotmail.com just use outlook.com It just worked for me! NOT m.outlook.com, just Outlook.com

sam - 2012-08-24

Thank you

Ardis Huizenga - 2012-08-23

I have installed hotmail on my Asus transformer with an Android system. I can't find my contacts. How do I access them?

Constantine - 2012-08-23

Great tutorial, easy to understand

Joan Wood - 2012-08-23

I have tried using above method on my xzoom tablet but keep getting the response cannot open connection to server. Can you help?

faarah - 2012-08-22

i like msn hotmail but i dont know why and i try to dounlod many time?

John - 2012-08-17

hey man,thanks, worked super for me, had issues initially then realized my android data connection was off and so was getting error message :)

Mayyah - 2012-08-17

hey thanks so much 4 this i was dieying when i was getting ma messages l8 bt this really help and has fixed ma problem on ma htc desire thanks soooooo much really appricate it

Remi - 2012-08-15

Installed Hotmail MS Seven application from the market and have access now. Found this below by "E.Goldstein, Sunday, 27 May. 2012". Find the interface "stupid", but may be I am not still familiar with it ???

Remi - 2012-08-15

Did not work. Still getting message: "Cannot connect to server". Any help ?

DJQuest - 2012-08-12

Not working for live account

pankaj - 2012-08-12

its woking verry well.. thanks dear..

pankaj - 2012-08-12

is not working

Divakar Prasad - 2012-08-12

Very good explanation and in very clear and precise way. Thanks Divakar

Gary - 2012-08-09

when I use .com it fails with incorrect username/password. If I use CO.UK (England) it cannot find the server. samsung galaxy ace plus phone.

odedfos - 2012-08-09

Possible solution for the the server connection error: When setting up the account make sure you have a wifi internet connection (rather than a mobile data connection). the mobile data connection might have trouble resolving the m.hotmail.com address. It worked for me :-)

x3tee - 2012-08-08

Thanks! Set it up excatly as described (did not check the Activate Exchange Security box)and it worked first try. My client (Enhanced E-Mail) supports Exchange so it was easy.

Kerry - 2012-08-08

when i click add accounts - Microsft Exchange isn't an option. How do I get it on there?

sharon simmons - 2012-08-04

How do I add a contact to my hotmail using my android

DAVID - 2012-08-03

Brilliant - so simple - all my contacts available in a few seconds

DAVID - 2012-08-03


robert - 2012-08-02

Use debug-m.hotmail.com as the server for the transformer prime tablet issue

Tim Karpoff - 2012-08-01

Nearly all contacts and all groups disappeared from my Android (Galaxy SIII). Tried deleting and re-adding the account--no luck. Any ideas? Thanks.

patrick - 2012-08-01

Hi, thanks for this help. managed to set up my @outlook.com account on android. goto input m.hotmail.com even though it's @outlook.com.

Kim - 2012-07-31

Like many others I get a message cannot conect to server. But nobody answers the problem!

Donna - 2012-07-31

Still get no messages on my phone. I have an LG Spectrum

Warren - 2012-07-26

Thank you so much. This was very helpful.

im2ru1 - 2012-07-25

Thanks.. EXACTLY THE RIGHT INFO I NEEDED to set up my android to check my hotmail email accounts!!

FLORENCE - 2012-07-25


Bob Howard - 2012-07-22

Will this process work on medion lifetab android tablet? Thanks. Bob

Lasse - 2012-07-17

Does someone know solution to this issue: Is there some way to set the outgoing "name" for the activesync email account? For example using this method if my email address is "myemail@hotmail.com" when I send an email the recipient always sees it as from "myemail". It should be showing my full name since that is set within my hotmail account. Can this be configured on the stock android email client?

LAURA - 2012-07-16

I am trying to set up my e mail account (hotmail) on my android tablet, but it keeps saying can't connect to server????

s.khan - 2012-07-13

thank's a lot, it's work's.

Andy - 2012-07-13

Thanks for the information. it worked very well. the selection was Exchange Active Sync. there was not "Microsoft"

Ryan - 2012-07-11

It should work fine. Just make sure you put \email@hotmail.ca as your email address and m.hotmail.com for the server.

Crystal - 2012-07-11

This method does not seem to be working for me. I have a hotmail.ca account, so maybe the server name is different? I don't how how to find out what it is though

margaret - 2012-07-09


liam - 2012-07-08

Nelo I also have a transformer and have the same problem, no idea how to fix :-(

Nelo - 2012-07-05

Hi, I have Asus transformer with android 4.0.3 and after this last upgrade I cant have acess to hotmail. I remove the acount and try to create again with this instructions but always give "can't connect to server".But using hotmail software for android i can get de the mails. But I want to use the mail appl from android. Any help please. Thanks . Nelo

chuck smolowitz - 2012-07-04

I have an android smart phone through verizon. I cant sync my laptop with the email from my phone. so if I answer an email from the phone it shows sent on the phone but not on my laptop. HELP

jeff hanlon - 2012-07-01

This is great advise with the pictures and all. Have had to do this two times. Keep up the good work.

Bob Howard - 2012-06-25

Will this setup work on an Android tablet. Since auto up grades I have been unable to get my Hotmail address to work. Message keeps telling me it can't connect to server!! thanks, Bob howard

barbara - 2012-06-24

I can view my calender but cannot enter events on my phone

Marcos - 2012-06-24

MSN asked me to sign on to my hotmail via live for the first time. When I went to do so, it asked me to change my password. So I did. I have not been able to receive hotmail messages on my samsung device since then. I tried going into 'account settings', then 'Incoming Settings' and changing my password to the new one, but this doesn't help. Any ideas?

Jacob - 2012-06-23

i use it just for calendar sync and it works just great! finally got rid of the hotmail app which took about 7mb of memory..

NewYankee - 2012-06-21

Worked great first time! Thanks! P.S. In Android IceCream it's called Echange ActiveSync, but the instructions are the same.

avril - 2012-06-15

thank you so much, you sure made it easy to do.thanks again

doryan - 2012-06-14

salut doryan ses abraham

doryan gruel - 2012-06-14

salut doryan

lucy M - 2012-06-12

Thanks it worked for me even though .co.uk.

memo - 2012-06-12

i have an msn mail and this dont work please help, username@msn.com

Newbie For Android - 2012-06-11

Keep on encountering error "Couldn't finish" Can't connect to server. Please help....

Anonymous - 2012-06-10

Thank u very much

Ruxpin_6 - 2012-06-07

you da' man!! tanks!

komal princess - 2012-06-05

my new id

Margie Mac - 2012-06-03

Very helpfull. Thanks very much!

ghotter - 2012-05-31


woodfsu - 2012-05-30

found a way to add msn.com email id to droid since the above did not work. THIS is a excellent link: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42322/~/droid---msn-email

Peter Whitehead - 2012-05-30

had real trouble setting up my grandson's new netbook, til i logged on to your website. BRILLIANT, thanks...

E.Goldstein - 2012-05-27

Dan, I had the same issue - Hotmail corporate synch working flawlessly for months now until...2 days ago it suddenly stopped. Went to the Android market place and downloaded their new MS+Seven Hotmail app - works again. Interface isn't too bad either. I guess this is their way of forcing application adoption?

jennifer - 2012-05-25

I was getting very discouraged with my msn e mail. Thank you for helping me fix my problem.

Spanker - 2012-05-24

It works! Thanks Komodo!

Dan - 2012-05-16

I have been using this setup on my droid 2 for about 6 months, last week it stopped working. I have deleted the account and set it up again, still doesn't work - any suggestions?

woodfsu - 2012-05-16

the directions were great, thank u. however, i have a xxx@msn.com email id. now when i send email via my mobile phone, my address to recipients shows up as xxx@hotmail.com and when they reply to my email, their email gets returned with the following error. "This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. xxx@hotmail.com Did I do something wrong when I set up the EAS?

woodfsu - 2012-05-14

I have a @msn.com id vs @hotmail.com id. I set up the exchange account and it works, only problem is when people try to respond to my emails they get a failure notice because emails go to @hotmal.com vs. @msn.com. Can this be corrected for an exchange account?

AR - 2012-05-10

my calendar does not show up on my hotmail app on my galaxy ace.....any help please???

Bhavesh - 2012-05-03

The problem I am facing is that when ever I enter my email n my passsord inmyoptimus one ..Derecomes a notification sayin dat username and password I have entered are wrong.. Bt I knw dat I enter dem correctly.. Hav chkd it plenty of tym.. Bt pblm remains d same

Joanne Lucibello - 2012-04-28

My emails on my laptop were compromised...I changed my password & now I am able to access my emails. BUT on my cell phone I can not access my emails. The notice I just got after going thru these steps is"The application Mail(processcom.htc.android.mail)has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. I have been to the Verison store, talked to Techs. They said it is my Msn account who is blocking me? To get in touch with Msn. Can you help me? Thank You.

Brittany Mullen - 2012-04-27


Pat Morris - 2012-04-24

can't get mail on ly android phone, from live.com.

jaren lareau - 2012-04-22

I forgot my passwords to my email and my Facebook account

Rudy Aguilar - 2012-04-22

still unable to connect to server

agron - 2012-04-22

MSN hotmail-message 3 of 4

agron - 2012-04-22

MSN hotmail-message 3 of 4

s - 2012-04-16

can I have a list of all email accounts synced on my Android(ATT)

freddie - 2012-04-13

Thank you so much. I had set up my hotmail and it was functioning except it was not syncing. I tried setting up the account again in the accounts and sync, settings (HTC Google Nexus One)but didn't understand data that needed to be input when it came to domain/username and server. I would never have known to put in 'm.hotmail.com'. Haven't tested the sync yet but the account is now set up where it should be - account and sync settings. Sure it will be fine now. Great instructions. Could not have done it without you! Thanks.

Ashley H - 2012-04-11

In response to psawyer and others with SCHOOL E-MAIL ACCOUNTS: Domain\Username: psawyer2@student.gsu.edu (no slash in username) Password: remains same Now follow these instructions for the "Server" enter into your e-mail account, Select "options", select "see all options", the page that opens should have the tab "My Account" up, click on the link that reads "Settings for POP, IMAP, and SMTP access..." when the page opens you will find your server settings and should copy and past your specific code labeled "Server Name:" , enter that code as the "Server" and you should be golden.

lucyyy - 2012-04-10

I have a android tablet and when I try to setup an email account it says. "Unable to open connection to server" my email is a hotmail account... help!

simo helali - 2012-03-18


Sheena - 2012-03-15

This worked great! I tried this on my Samsung Galaxy Note and it worked the 1st time! Life saver! Thank you!

jotahaxe - 2012-03-12

thaannkkkss!!!! the only tutorial that worked for me! :-)

Ray Baker - 2012-03-12

My hotmail is .co.uk not .com and it notes that I am already connected but I do not see all emails on MSN.

amira - 2012-03-09


mari - 2012-03-05

Great! Worked on the first try. Thanks.

cara. - 2012-03-04

hey i did all that but it still Dont work? :/ is it because i have co.uk not .com .. i need help!?.

Felix G. Bender - 2012-03-01

Great information here. But what's the difference between this set-up and the HOTMAIL APP from the Market? (HTC Hero w/2.2)

Antaine - 2012-02-20

This doesn't work on HTC Desire running Android 2.2. Keeps telling me my username and password are incorrect. THEY ARE NOT INCORRECT.

Vince Bussa - 2012-02-20

Motorola Milestone 2. i've tried to set up and sync the phone with windows live mail (calendar), i follow the "bouncing ball" however it does not connect with the server. i also don't have Microsoft Exchange Active Sync however i do have "corporate syc" on my phone. can you help Regards Vince

Anita - 2012-02-17

Showed an error "ry later" YUCK!!!!!

Roy McCready - 2012-02-12

alway get a setup could not finish and edit details after the use secure and accept all ssl cert step.

Alex - 2012-02-06

Robert: Yes you can. I personally have 2 Hotmail accounts plus my Gmail account set up on my phone. They do not interfere with each other in any way.

robert - 2012-02-05

My question,can I have multiple accounts yahoo,hotmail gmail on same phone?sincerely robert

Samara - 2012-02-05

Thank You!!!!

Venkat - 2012-02-03

Thanks for the step by step instructions. This works well. Appreciate your help.

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Bary s - 2012-02-02

Hi I'm not getting my email contacts showing up on my phone.... Any ideas??? Thanks

Ben - 2012-01-30

Awesome stuff. Thanks for the step - by - step instructions :)

Harish Kale - 2012-01-30

Dear Sir, i unable to configer this id (harish_kale@live.com) in anroid mobile. so pls help me

BoostGirl - 2012-01-25

thanks worked on my Galaxy for Boost.

Richy - 2012-01-24

Nice one, easy to set up, works fine on my Galaxy Nexus

Graham - 2012-01-22

Easy to follow step by step guide, worked for me on my Android tablet. Many tnx

mark - 2012-01-21

doesn't work

Anonymous - 2012-01-21

I need to recieve my email messages on my phone

ETHEL - 2012-01-21

The only message i am getting is instant messaging no email

claire - 2012-01-19

Thanks..easiest step by step i,ve used ;)

Harish Kale - 2012-01-17

i unable to configure live.com account in my aneroid phone so pls help me

dee - 2012-01-14

Worked for my wifes galaxy w.

psawyer - 2012-01-03

I am trying to put this email on my samsung inspire phone email address psawyer2@student.gsu.edu Password: Z*****1 Domain\username: \psawyer2@student.gsu.edu password: same as above Exchange server; Ive tried: m.student.gsu.edu, m.student.gsu.edu.com, m.hotmail.com, phone keeps giving message that it is unable to connect to server. Please advise

Ehsan - 2012-01-03

Awesome picturial guide to setup hotmail which works and easy to find. Thanks

jay - 2011-12-28

Thanks man its very helpfull

MDK - 2011-12-21

how do i set it up if using hotmail.ca??

kostas - 2011-12-16

not working on zte blade

Mcwong - 2011-12-08

Thanks, managed to setup after 7 months wondering how to sync hotmail in android.

JOHN H - 2011-12-05

i have spent hours and hours trying to set up my hotmail on my new android phone with no luck. after reading this post, it was up annd running in ten minutes, bless you

bob android marley - 2011-11-30

Please directions for K9 (open source android email client) http://Code.Google.com/p/k9mail

Rob - 2011-11-29

Thank you. This was easily the clearest explanation of how to put a somebodysname@live.com.au onto an Android tablet. After this is done there are a few other decisions to make which could be handy to know about. I was too scared and just left everything as it was.

Anne - 2011-11-27

Thanks a lot, i'd been struggling to set up my hotmail on my phone after a factory reset.Thanks.

Martin - 2011-11-18

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have tried for soo long, searching different forums and talking to friends. None of them have solved my issue. But now, using this guide. PERFECT!

Tim - 2011-11-15

Setting up hotmail syncing on galaxy tab worked a treat and I had tried lots of other suggestions without success. Thanks.

Sam - 2011-11-14

Also, my email is a school email.... It's set up through hotmail but the end is "@stu.schoolname.edu," with my schools name of course. :) Does that make a difference?

Sam Brandt - 2011-11-14

Wont work... :( I've tried following the instructions from about 3 or 4 different sites and nothing worked. I have a mytouch 4g with a 2.2.1 android, and I get all the way to the last screen, and upon clicking "Finish Setup," I keep getting "Failed to create the account. Please try again later." Not sure what else to do! According to all the sites and forums I've been to, I'm doing everything right and it should be working. Hmmm.. Please help?

Evens - 2011-11-09

That was helpful

Michelle Arnell - 2011-10-31

I have a Samsung Galaxy II and am trying to setup my live.com.au account to it but Setup could not finish Unable to connect Server is its reply What am I doing wrong can you please assist

Michelle Arnell - 2011-10-31

Setup could not finish Unable to connect server

Tim - 2011-10-19

This helped. I was looking all morning try to get this right. Then bam, I found your process and it worked. THAONK YOU!

Nahid - 2011-10-18

I had the setting before. but after doin factory reset everytime i try to the settings it shows "couldnot connect to server. can you help?

mytouch 4g - 2011-10-07

Error: Failed to create the account. please try again later!!!!

Shawn - 2011-09-28

Is there some way to set the outgoing "name" for the activesync email account? For example using this method if my email address is "myemail@hotmail.com" when I send an email the recipient always sees it as from "myemail". It should be showing my full name since that is set within my hotmail account. Can this be configured on the stock android email client?

sayde - 2011-09-22

Worked sync for the E-mail but NOT contacts were transferred.

Rich - 2011-08-26

Worked even when setting up a live.co.uk account use m.hotmail.com and instead of going to settings then sync just go into app drawer and select email and then exchange

Ben Simpson - 2011-08-19

thanks for this. I tried this after two failed attempts with other sites and now all is imported and set up, thanks! /bookmarks site

Jeff - 2011-08-18

Very clear, but left out a step regarding preferences for pushing data etc. IF this does not work, it could be because you still have to set up the account with the Blackberry server - if your firm is using one. For e3xample I had to go to www.digicel.blackberry.com

David - 2011-08-15

Didn't work.

David - 2011-08-15

Didn't work.

ED - 2011-08-11


Bacon - 2011-06-06

Need instructions for K9 manual config

niko - 2011-05-28

I've got Android 2.2 and it worked, but I had to configure it trough the mail app, otherwise I get an error.

Dave - 2011-05-24

the settings for a live.com or a live.co.uk account are the same as above... e.g. m.hotmail.com in server section

Carlos Lugo - 2011-05-19

Thanks for the config info

Jono - 2011-05-13

Which mail programme are you gyus using for this to work?

Cla - 2011-05-12

It worked on my HTC Desire Android 2.2. I too did not have Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, however I have a similar logo than the one in the picture above (the white box) with Corporate written next to it. Just click on that and follow exactly the step by step approach and voila'. I've been waiting for this hotmail sync for some time. IT WORKS. Many Thanks for posting

Paul - 2011-04-26

I keep getting an error: authentication failed. Please verify username and/or password. I know the settings I've entered are correct. Are the settings the same for an MSN.com account? Does it matter that I have a Corporate Exchange account on the phone? Thanks

Chris - 2011-04-26

for live.com the server settings are identical for hotmail....in other words set the server to m.hotmail.com

Yehuda - 2011-04-12

what is the server for live? please try to describe it.

Wilfred Tang - 2011-01-10

Great managed to syn now. thanks for the information

tina - 2010-12-26

I don't have Microsoft Exchange active sync. Where do I get it?

Joey - 2010-12-19

I followed the steps still don't work

rich - 2010-12-16

Is there a way to keep mail on the server when deleted from the phone?

Steve - 2010-12-13

This is exactly what i was looking for. Instructions were clear, and they worked. Thanks!

Anonymous - 2010-12-11

It worked! Very helpful.

James - 2010-10-14

Helpful guide thanks!