Hotmail on the N95

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Recently Microsoft allowed POP3 access to all hotmail accounts (certain countries at the moment, more will follow). This means that it is now possible to check your emails with the built in email account on the n95 (and other phones).

To set it up go to your Messaging application and scroll down to the Mailbox. If you haven’t already created one it will ask you to go through the wizard. Below are the settings you need:

Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com

Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.live.com

And obviously a hotmail account!

Once you have completed the wizard you will need to change a couple more settings. If you go into “Email Settings” -> “Connection Settings” -> “Incoming Email” you need to make sure you have the following:

Security (ports): SSL/TLS

Port: Default

Do the same for “Outgoing Email”, and you should be able to view your emails from the main screen by going “Retrieve Email”, then selecting how many to get (New/Selected/All).

If you want to set it up to automatically check your emails you need to make sure you have entered your email address (in full) and password in the incoming and outgoing email settings (the same place as above). Be warned, this may result in a lot of GRPS/data/wifi use so don’t enable this if you are not on an unlimited tariff.

To enable automatic checking go to “Email Settings” -> “Automatic Retrieval”  and set “Email Retrieval” to Enabled. Set when and how often you want it to check and you’re all done.

I hope this helps.