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Live, Outlook and Hotmail on iPhone: How to Add

It’s okay, you don’t want to get rid of your Hotmail, MSN mail, Live mail or Outlook mail account. No need to rush the transition to iCloud or other email providers, when your old account is still doing its job. Here’s a tutorial on how to add email accounts such as Outlook or Hotmail on iPhone.

Since early 2013, Microsoft has been shifting accounts that were created under hotmail addresses to its new service, The below tutorial works for all of the endings that are associated with Microsoft email accounts, including the ones listed above.

How to add a hotmail/outlook account to your iPhone’s “Mail” app

Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account >

Go to the “Settings” app on your iPhone. Look for the section titled “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and add a new account of the type “”. You will now require your login credentials to proceed.

These are made up of your email address plus the password associated with that account. If you wish, you may add a “Description” in the last field. This can by anything you like, such as your email address or any name that helps your remember that account, perhaps a label such as “work” or “private” is appropriate. Finally, you may opt in and out of syncing your contacts, calendars and reminders from to your device. That is entirely up to you.


After completing the setup, your email will appear in Apple’s “Mail” app.