hotmailWindows Live Hotmail now supports POP3 in a few select countries including United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

According to SoftPedia:

First off, the POP server needs to be (port 995), while the SMTP server is (port 25). Users will have to provide their full Windows Live ID (, and then the password that they have associated with the account. They have to bear in mind the fact that the Windows Live Hotmail POP3 service must use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) both with the POP and SMTP connection, as well as take advantage of SMTP authentication. Thus, users will have to specify that POP SSL and Authentication are indeed required, with the same being valid for TLS/SSL.

Sorry folks. It’s not available in the US yet! If you’re using Hotmail in the US and want to set it up on your iPhone, read my tutorial called How To Set Up Hotmail On The iPhone or check out the mBoxMail app.

Via iPhone Alley

  • VistaUser

    I’m in JAPAN and it’s still not working ! ! ! ! !

  • Khalifa

    I am originally from UAE. I tried to set up my Homail on my iphone and I coudn’t. it kept telling me wrong password. What I did, I just went to my mailbox options on computer and changed the country name to united kingdom. I signed out from computer then tried again on iphone. It worked!!


  • Hello. Great job. This is a great story. Thanks!

  • Not only was I able to set up my Hotmail address, the pop and smtp server was configured automatically!

    O! Canada! 🙂

  • Work a treat,just got 2 iphones for me and the better half and she didn’t want the hassle of having to go on google and search Hotmail like you would on a PC/Laptop and looging in etc etc ,,,,,so now she can just press her “Mail” button and all is there…BIG Thankyou for the info…Sync’s ok if you have a “Live” hotmail account though i’ve found…