Setup Hotmail Emails On Your HTC Desire HD

Hotmail offer a free POP3 service which allows you to receive all your emails on your HTC Desire. If you have a @hotmail.com or @live.com address then it’s really easy.  You just enter your email and password in the Mail application and it does the rest of the setup for you.

If You Have A @live.com or @hotmail.co.uk Account:Setup Hotmail Emails On Your HTC Desire HD 1

  1. If you have a @hotmail.com email address then stop here.  Read the first paragraph of this article, because that’s all you need
  2. Open the Mail app on your Desire
  3. If you already have another email account setup then press Menu > More > New account
  4. Select Other (POP3/IMAP).
  5. Select Manual setup at the bottom
  6. Enter the following settings:
    Protocol: POP
    Email address: your email address
    Username: your email address again (full)
    Password: your account password
    POP Server: pop3.live.com
    Security Type: SSL
    Server Port: 995
  7. Press Next and the Outgoing server settings screen will appear
    If you get an error message at this point double-check all the settings above.  Make sure your username is the same as your email address.
  8. For the Outgoing Server Settings use the following options (bear in mind quite a few of the boxes will already be filled in for you):
    Login required: Make sure it’s checked/ticked
    Username: Your full email address
    Password: Your Hotmail password
    SMTP Server: smtp.live.com
    Security Type: TLS
    Server Port: 25
  9. Press Next
  10. Give it a meaningful Account name (this just comes up on your Accounts list – it’s not displayed on outgoing emails)
    In Your name enter your actual name – this is what will appear as the “From” value on outgoing emails
  11. Press Finish Setup
  12. Your account is now setup.  You can press Menu > More > Settings to configure options such as:
    1. Disable the “Sent from my HTC” signature
    2. Change how frequently your Hotmail account is checked
    3. Change how you’re notified of new email
    4. Loads more, just have a look yourself!

FAQ

  1. I get “Cannot connect to the mail server to verify your account information.  Your server is not responding” message when I press Next on the Outgoing Server Settings screen
    A: Try server port 587 instead of 25

Final Word

This article is a response to many people who’ve asked me how to do this on their Desire.  I’ve always pointed them to web pages with the Hotmail POP3 settings but thought it’s about time I wrote it up as a step-by-step.

If you have any questions, notice any errors, or have extra information regarding this guide then please post in the comments or send me an email. Thanks!

Update: (sept 14, 2011)

Recently I Bought HTC Sensation 4G

Hotmail Email Setup Setting For HTC Sensation 4G

Incoming Setting
Email Address:[email protected] .com
Username : [email protected] .com
Protocol:  POP
POP Server: pop3.live.com
Security type: SSL
Server Port: 995

Outgoing Server Settings
Username: [email protected]
SMTP server: smtp.live.com
Security type: TLS
Server Port: 587

NoteAlso Works For All Windows Live Email