Hotmail/Live Mail setup as ExchangeActiveSync works w/stock Email App (edit:7-1-13)

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

OR, you need to create app specific password for each device
- follow http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/app-passwords-two-step-verification
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Here is the link and the info:
How to setup Hotmail on Android Phones http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=f49bdf1f-8bb9-47e4-9633-e3a6ba15e2f8
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. ([email protected]) or ([email protected])
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. ([email protected]).
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: m.hotmail.com for server name.
** Alternate Servers reported by others: bay-m.hotmail.com
(Note: this field may be pre-populated incorrectly depending on device, ie outlook.com).
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
 
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SDXversion of this thread
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...

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.

Here is the link and the info:
How to setup Hotmail on Android Phones http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=f49bdf1f-8bb9-47e4-9633-e3a6ba15e2f8
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. (email address removed) or (email address removed)
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. (email address removed).
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: m.hotmail.com for server name.
(Note: this field may be pre-populated incorrectly depending on device).
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.
I tried with outlook mailbox but it didn't work.

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What do u mean by "outlook mailbox"? My wife and I have an @msn.com accounts that this works for.

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I meant @outlook.com mailbox.
I've tried to manually set "server" to "m.outlook.com", but it said "failed to connect". Then tried to change to "m.hotmail.com" >>> ok to connect, but cannot send email.

Also, di you know any free exchange server which supports SMS synchronisation?

Thanks!

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The outlook .com service is brand new so I'm not sure about it. I would expect that it would use the same m.hotmail.com server and that the rest would be a settings issue but I could be wrong. Haven't seen enough info about it. I copied the settings in the op from Microsoft's site before the killed the link on how to do it. They want you to use their hotmail app which is poor.

As far as exchange SMS, I haven't heard of exchange being used for that let alone a free server.

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The outlook .com service is brand new so I'm not sure about it. I would expect that it would use the same m.hotmail.com server and that the rest would be a settings issue but I could be wrong. Haven't seen enough info about it. I copied the settings in the op from Microsoft's site before the killed the link on how to do it. They want you to use their hotmail app which is poor.

As far as exchange SMS, I haven't heard of exchange being used for that let alone a free server.

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Thanks.
As I know MS Exchange server 2010 supports SMS sync already. But I've not got a chance to try it yet.
 

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Outlook.com works

I meant @outlook.com mailbox.
I've tried to manually set "server" to "m.outlook.com", but it said "failed to connect". Then tried to change to "m.hotmail.com" >>> ok to connect, but cannot send email.

Also, di you know any free exchange server which supports SMS synchronisation?

Thanks!

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What do you mean, I also have an outlook.com account and it works, just follow the instructions to the letter and use m.hotmail.com nothing else.
 
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I think Microsoft blocked support on Tablets or on some types of devices.

You may need to use the domain of debug-m.hotmail.com instead of m.hotmail.com

I had to use this on my Transformer Prime TF201
 
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The outlook .com service is brand new so I'm not sure about it. I would expect that it would use the same m.hotmail.com server and that the rest would be a settings issue but I could be wrong. Haven't seen enough info about it. I copied the settings in the op from Microsoft's site before the killed the link on how to do it. They want you to use their hotmail app which is poor.

As far as exchange SMS, I haven't heard of exchange being used for that let alone a free server.

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Outlook.com works fine for me. I use the same instructions posted here. No deviations.
 
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For a moment I thoght this was Microsoft Outlook client contact synchronization and not the "online" @msn.com, @hotmail.com, @outlook.com, etc accounts.

Anyone has a good -free- suggestion on how to sync Outlook (client/application) contacts & calendar with Android?

Thanks,
Pozi.
 

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What do you mean, I also have an outlook.com account and it works, just follow the instructions to the letter and use m.hotmail.com nothing else.
I got @outlook.com working, I'll post the details when i come home ^^
Outlook.com works fine for me. I use the same instructions posted here. No deviations.
Thanks everyone for the confirmation on Outlook.com setup.



For a moment I thoght this was Microsoft Outlook client contact synchronization and not the "online" @msn.com, @hotmail.com, @outlook.com, etc accounts.

Anyone has a good -free- suggestion on how to sync Outlook (client/application) contacts & calendar with Android?

Thanks,
Pozi.
I went through some headaches when I switched from my Winmo 6.0 Treo/Outlook/hotmail setup to Android/outlook/hotmail/gmail setup.
There isn't any decent free solution that I found. I did breakdown and buy "CompanionLink" to handle 2 way sync between Outlook & Google's server (contacts, calendar, & tasks) and it works well for that. I'm almost completely on Google services now (I only use hotmail for push email).

If I find a way to seamlessly sync contacts/calendars/tasks between Google/android/Hotmail/Outlook I will be all over it. Using exchange active sync (from the op) & CompanionLink are as close to a solution as I think there will be.
Note: Exchange Active Sync will allow you to sync hotmail calendar/contacts/tasks, but they will be completely separate from the phone/google info (like a separate directory) and not merge/update them together.

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Some info i want to share, ITS ONLY MAIL SYNC!

Incomming settings:
POP3 server: pop3.live.com
Port: 995
Security type: SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)

Outcomming settings:
SMTP server: smtp.live.com
Port: 587
Security type: STARTTLS (Accept all certificates)
 

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If you set up the account as a POP email account, then yes, email (timed interval sync) is all you get without the push option.
If u set it up as listed in the OP (Exchange Active Sync), you get additional features.

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