How to Set Up Hotmail on an iPhone

By Carol Adams

For a long time, it was very difficult for iPhone users to access Hotmail. They were forced to carry out a complex sequence of actions that would often go awry, especially for the techno-novice. However, once Microsoft enabled Exchange ActiveSync for Hotmail, the process became quite simple and quick.

Step 1

Turn on your iPhone. Under "Settings, select "Mail," then "Mail, Contacts, Calendars." Click on "Microsoft Exchange" to create a new account.

Step 2

Enter your Hotmail address in the "Email" and "Username" entries, and your Hotmail password under "Password." Leave "Domain" empty and click "Next." Your account will be verified.

Step 3

Enter "" in the "Server" entry. Click "OK."

Step 4

Choose the features you want to use in your Hotmail account, such as "Email" or "Calendar," and click "Next."