How to Setup Windows Live Mail With iPhone?

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Instead of carrying your laptop everywhere with you to access your Windows Live Mail account, you can easily check your Windows Live emails using your iPhone. In order to do so, all you need to do is configure your Windows Live Mail account on your iPhone using the IMAP settings. To know how to setup your Windows Live Mail with iPhone, go through the information provided below.

Guide to Configure Windows Live Mail With iPhone

When looking to set up your Windows Live Mail account on iPhone, you may need to have the following Windows Live Mail IMAP settings.

Protocol Incoming Server Incoming Port SSI(Security) Incoming Outgoing server Outgoing port Requires Sign-in
IMAP Outlook.office365.com 993 SSL smtp.office365.com 587 Yes

NOTE: As Microsoft has moved its email services to a single platform known as Outlook, the email settings of Outlook will be used to configure Windows Live Mail account.

Now, once you have the Windows Live IMAP settings, you can easily configure your account on iPhone by following the below-mentioned steps.

NOTE: Before following the manual configuration process to set up Windows Live Mail on iPhone, you can follow these steps to automatically configure your account.

Automatic Configuration Process

  1. Go to the application menu on your iPhone and tap on the Settings app icon. You will be directed to the settings section of your iPhone.
  2. In the Settings section, you will need to tap on the Mail, Contacts, Calendars On the next screen, you will need to tap on the Windows Live Hotmail option from the list of email services. This will take you to the next screen where you will need to provide your email address and password.
  3. So, you will need to enter your Windows Live email address and password in the relevant fields and tap on the Next button.
  4. Then, you will need to tap on the options in your Windows Live account, such as email and contacts to sync them with your iPhone.
  5. Once you are done providing the required information, you will need to tap on the Save
  6. After that, you will just need to tap on the “Mail” icon on the home screen of your iPhone to access your Windows Live Mail account. You can then easily send and receive email using your Windows Live account on your iPhone.

In case you are unable to set up your Windows Live Mail account using the above-mentioned steps, you can follow the instructions provided below to set up your account manually with IMAP settings.

Manual Configuration of Windows Live Mail on iPhone With IMAP Settings

  1. To begin with, you will first need to tap on the Settings app icon in the application menu. Doing so will direct you to the settings section of your iPhone.
  2. Once you are in the Settings section, you will need to tap on the Passwords & accounts option and then on the Add account.
  3. As you will tap on the Add account option, you will be directed to the next screen where you will see a list of different email services. If you see Windows Live Mail in the list, select it. However, if the email service is not listed, you will need to tap on the Other
  4. Then, on the next screen, you will need to select the Add mail account option and enter the following information in the relevant fields on your screen.
  • Name: Enter your desired name
  • Email: Enter your Windows Live Mail account email address
  • Password: Enter your Windows Live Mail email password
  • Description: Enter the desired description
  1. After that, you will need to select the IMAP option and enter the following details under the Incoming mail server section on your screen.
  • Hostname:office365.com
  • Username: your Windows Live Mail email address
  • Password: your Windows Live Mail email password
  1. Next, you will need to go to the Outgoing mail server section and enter the following information in the appropriate fields on your screen. Once you are done entering the information, press the Next
  • Hostname:office365.com
  • Username: your Windows Live Mail email address
  • Password: your Windows Live Mail email password
  1. After that, you will need to make sure that the Email option is checked (or enabled) and then tap on the Save Your Windows Live Mail account will be saved.
  2. After saving the information, you will need to check whether or not all settings are correct. For this, you will need to tap on the newly added email address and select the Advanced Here, you will need to ensure that the following data is entered correctly under the Incoming server section.
  • Use SSL: on
  • Identity check: password
  • Server port: 993
  1. After that, you will need to go back to the previous screen and tap on the office365.com under the Outgoing server section and make sure that the following information is entered correctly.
  • Use SSL: on
  • Identity check: password
  • Server port: 587
  1. Finally, you will need to tap on the Done option located at the upper-right corner of the screen and restart your iPhone to activate the settings.

And, this is how you can easily set you your Windows Live Mail account with iPhone.

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