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14th April 2013, 02:05 PM |#51  
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Thanks! Worked perfectly, the server name "" did the trick here, I was only getting POP.
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29th June 2013, 02:11 AM |#52  
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Thanks! Worked perfectly, the server name "" did the trick here, I was only getting POP.

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 (Sorurce:

OR, you need to create app password - follow
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1st July 2013, 09:31 AM |#53  
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thanks for the info. Post updated.
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Does anyone know the best way to sync MS Exchange in the Cloud with Google Calendar and Google Contacts? I'm looking for a solution of combining my work and personal information on my phone.
6th August 2013, 10:13 PM |#55  
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The closest I have come is to sync: Android via Google to Outlook, using CompanionLink for Outlook. They may have a newer product now that will work.
I gave up trying to sync/merge Google & MS Hotmail info (Contacts/Calendar) between each other. Best I could do was to have them show up as separate sets of data on the phone/outlook. Something always got screwed up and I had to restore a backed up .pst file from outlook (after deleting everything) to get it straightened out. Big P.I.T.A.
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13th August 2013, 09:50 AM |#56  
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Hi All,

My has multiple linked accounts' contacts. For e.g. I have linked contact info for "John Smith" from hotmail, gmail, facebook, linkedin and Skype in one contact in my Lumia 920 (windows phone 8), which have now synced in similar fashion in people hub.

Please advise which of the setup is better for syncing calendar and contacts to android phone - EAS or app, for my use?
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I've found a new method after digging through the Microsoft website for enabling Exchange access as well as POP/SMTP access. Works great on my office Outlook 2003 as well as on my Xperia Z...


If you’re unable to use the Hotmail / Outlook app for any reason, you can still set up on your Android device. Here’s how:

On your device, tap Email, then tap Add account.

Enter your email address and password, then tap Manual setup.

Under What type of account is this? tap Exchange.

If there is a Domain field, leave it blank. If there is a Username field, enter your email address.

Enter your password.

For Server name enter

Make sure the Use secure connection (SSL) checkbox is checked, then tap Next.

Choose your account options and tap Next.

To finish setup, tap Done.

Alternatively, you can get to through your phone’s Internet browser at
Go to

If your email app doesn’t support Exchange ActiveSync but does support POP3 or SMTP, use the following settings:

Incoming (POP3) Server

Server address:

Port: 995

SSL Encryption: Yes

Outgoing (SMTP) Server

Server address:

Port: 25 (or 587 if 25 is blocked)

Authentication: Yes

TLS or SSL Secure Encrypted Connection: Yes

User name: Your email address

Password: Your password

If you don’t want email to be deleted from your inbox after it’s downloaded to your email app, select the Leave a copy of

messages on the server option.

Even if you accidentally set up POP3 to delete messages after downloading them, will save a copy of the mail in a folder

called POP until you verify the POP3 delete command.
To verify the POP3 delete command:

Sign in to
Click the Options icon Options icon, then click More mail settings.

Under Managing Your Account, click POP and deleting downloaded messages.

Select whether to delete messages, or override the POP delete request and save a copy in the POP folder.

Click Save.

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12th September 2013, 01:04 PM |#58  
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Originally Posted by Cookie Ninja

I've found a new method after digging through the Microsoft website for enabling Exchange access as well as POP/SMTP access. Works great on my office Outlook 2003 as well as on my Xperia Z...

Thanks for the newer server info and POP setup, I will add it to the op shortly. By any chance do u have that link for the info on MS's site?

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It appears that Microsoft also just added IMAP support. Will comb through all the new info and hopefully get the OP updated this weekend. Until then...

If you want to use IMAP with, here are the settings to use in your email client:

Incoming IMAP Server:
Server port: 993
Encryption: SSL

Outgoing SMTP Server:
Server port: 587
Encryption: TLS

9-16-13 Edit: I read a PCWorld article that MS forums are getting complaints about the IMAP setup and other email related issues. Until I see positive feedback I will leave the IMAP info in this post for a week or so until MS gets things ironed out. I personally like EAS better since it also has the ability to pull in contacts/calendar info with Email (even though I only use the email side of it for now).
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Originally Posted by mpgrimm2

For those of you who aren't entirely committed to one email service like myself (Gmail is great also) or just need to maintain that Hotmail address you've had forever, here you go...
SDXversion of this thread

You can now setup Hotmail/Live/MSN Mail for push notifications and folder/calendar/contact sync using the Exchange Active Sync (EAS) Service and it works with stock "Email" Client. There is a dedicated Hotmail app for android, but I want all my Email in one place, and K9 Mail doesn't support EAS 2010 WebDav, which appears to be what the hotmail server is using. Not sure about Gmail app.

(7-1-13) Thanks to amardeshbd and WinuxUser for pointing out the details for the recent 2-step authentication changes -----------


Here is the link and the info:
How to setup Hotmail on Android Phones
edit: MS killed the detailed instructions link so that you'd be redirected to the hotmail/seven app, but this still works for now!

Instructions for default mail client

Account settings and their level of support will vary across Android phones. While the steps to configure push email with synced contacts and calendar will vary, we have found these steps to work across a number of phones:

1. Select Email client on phone.
2. Press menu and select Add account
3. Enter full Hotmail address: e.g. ( or (
4. Enter password
5. Select Manual setup
6. Select Exchange when prompted for “What type of account is this?”
7. Domain/Username, enter full Hotmail address: e.g. (
Note: If the device only says “Domain”, it should be left blank.
If the device says “Username”, then enter the full Hotmail address.
(On some devices, the Domain/Username may be pre-populated incorrectly and should be erased.)
8. Type in password. (may already be filled in)
9. Server name. Enter: for server name.
(Note: this field may be pre-populated incorrectly depending on device, ie
10. Make sure box Use secure connection (SSL) is checked.
11. Select Next
12. Select desired account options for inbox checking frequency, number of days to synchronize, send email by default, notifications and contacts/calendar sync. Select Next.
13. Depending on device you may be prompted for account color and account name (e.g. “Hotmail”)
14. Select Next and your Hotmail is set-up and ready to go!

Yea, I still like MS. Win7 MediaCenter Multi QAM Tuner, Remote Potato & Remote Media Ctr android app rock. Don't hate me for it.

Edit: Don't forget to check out: New Official MS SkyDrive APP for Android

2-13-13: Added screenshots

Thank you for instructions. In Xperia Z1 works fine
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shared outlook calendar on Cyanogenmod and TouchWiz

On an Acer A700 and Galaxy S2 I installed Cyanogenmod (CM-11, Android 4.4.4).
On these devices I setup stock Cyanogenmod Business account for my hotmail calendar. My wife shared her hotmail calender to this address, so I can view 2 calendars on my hotmail account. In all calendar apps (like aCalendar) installed, those 2 calendars show up and are in setup even showed seperate with my wife's e-mail address. (I didn't setup my wife's account on these devices.)

When I however try to do the same with my newer Android devices, a Galaxy TabPro and a Galaxy S5 on stock rom/TouchWiz, only my own calendar shows up.
I use the same settings like server address account name and password. Account type is called Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. Type "Business" account like on Cyanogenmod doesn't seem to be available on TouchWiz.

I tried several things in this thread but none worked.
Don't want to use Microsofts outlook app cause calendar options are terrible and security ain't good (acting like a "man in the middle").
Does anyone know why this is working on Cyanogenmod but not on touchwiz? Any idea how to use outlook shared calendar on touchwiz?

edit: Sometimes shared calendar items do show up in my touchwiz calendar, but always under my own account and when I add an item, it's also always under my own calendar account.
In cyanogenmod I can set a different color for the shared calendar items. When I add an item I have a choice of adding to my own calender or the shared one.
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