Clear Details on POP3 Settings for SmartPhones and PC

With the phase out of Hotmail and quiet launch of on Feb 19th, 2013, it has been kind of  frustrating experience for Microsoft email users. If you observe the reviews on the internet, many didn’t like and want to remove it and go back to

But Microsoft boasts that 60 million users are actively using Should we think this as a marketing strategy or forcible usage of monotony to make it’s users accept it’s web service, only Microsoft loyal users can answer!

But since we are forced to use as the default mail service and we don’t want to loose our earlier mails in Hotmail, we need to know how to import mail into other mail clients. For this, we need POP3 settings.

Incoming settings:
username: emailaddress @ outlook . com
password: your password
pop3 server:
port: 995
security type: SSL/TLS
Delete email from server: never

Outgoing Settings:
SMTP Server:
Port: 587
Security Type: STARTTLS
Require Sign-in: YES
Username: same as username above
Password: same as above

According to the user reviews on this Live forum, the above settings work for both smartphones and personal computers. One user confirmed that it worked on his Android Phone and should work anywhere.

Another user used different POP3 settings to import mail from on his Exchange account.

username was: emailaddress @ outlook . com
password: your password
server: (i think i had actually put in, and it changed automatically to this)
using: SSL

These settings were confirmed to work on even Android 4.1. As you can observe the username is backslash + your full email address. (including

It also worked on Windows Live Mail 2009. But if you are using Eudora client, you need to make some more changes to the earlier POP3 settings.

SSL for POP: Required (Alternate Port)
SSL for SMTP: Optional (TLS)

If you are using Mail on OS X or iOS, the following are the guidelines.

  1. Add account in preferences and enter e-mail, name and password as usual.
  2. Open the tab of Accounts in the preferences window
  3. Incoming mail server should already be set to
  4. User name is *youraddress* (as opposed to just *youraddress*)
  5. Click for the drop down menu of Outgoing Mail server and click edit SMTP server list
  6. Click on and enter the server name
  7. Click on the Advanced tab and select use custom port and enter 587 (though it should work anyway as it is a default port)
  8. Set Authentication to Password and enter your username (remember the after your address) and password then click OK
  9. Set TLS Certificate to None
  10. Click on the Advanced tab and make sure the “Include when automatically checking for new messages” box is checked
  11. Make sure the Port is set to 995 and the Use SSL box is checked
  12. If it isn’t already set Authentication to Password.

This worked in OS X and should work for iOS smartphones also. If you are using iPhone 4S, the following are the steps to import mail using POP3 settings.

  1. Tap Settings, then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendar.
  2. Tap Add Account in the Accounts page.
  3. Tap Hotmail.
  4. Enter your full Hotmail email address and password. In the Description field, enter a name so you can identify this account when you check your email (for example, “Hotmail”).
  5. Enter your Outlook email and password to your iPhone
  6. Select the fields that you want to sync (they should say ON if you want them to sync). Tap Save. Pop3 Settings

The above POP3 settings for also worked for Android Connect Tablet with ICS 4.03. If you are using Android Native Email app, you need to make slight modification.

security type: STARTTLS (accept all certificate) it had both the options.

However, if you are using MS Outlook mail client, you need to install and use the Outlook Hotmail connector which will appear as a MAPI option when you add an new account. Add your Microsoft Account or Windows Live credentials and it will sync with your Outlook. The download link for the connector is below.

Download Outlook Hotmail Connector

Also if you want a complete tutorial on adding your or Hotmail accounts in Outlook client, you may refer this article.

How To add to Outlook Mail client.

Happy Surfing!

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  1. I think the admin of this site is genuinely working hard for his website, since here every stuff is quality based stuff.

  2. POP3 settings were clearly explained.

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