[Whitepaper] Hotmail for Mobile
By on November 29th, 2009


You can tap into the power of Windows Live and MSN Mobile from almost any internet–enabled phone when you’re on the go. Windows Live for Mobile is a free service from Microsoft. However, your mobile provider may charge for mobile Web access. Please check your data plan.

For most mobile phones, type mobile.live.com/hm into your phone’s browser, and then log in using your Windows Live ID. You are now ready to send and receive messages from your phone. For smart phones however, you need to set up email accounts as specified below:

  • Windows phones
    • Look for the email or Messaging icon in your phone’s main menu. Select Windows Live Hotmail and enter your Windows Live ID.
  • Blackberry
      • From the home screen, select the Setup folder. Then select E-mail Setup. If you don’t see this option, click the Setup icon to access the setup wizard. If you’re turning on your phone for the first time, the setup wizard will open automatically. From there, choose Email Setup.
      • Select I want to create or add an email address, then click Next. Accept the End User License Agreement if necessary.
      • To integrate your @hotmail, @live, or @msn address, enter your full email address and your password, then click Next.
      • Read the terms of the license agreement and select the I have read and understand the End User Agreement option or check box. Click Accept.
      • The site will confirm if the address has been successfully added. Click OK.
      • Supported Blackberry devices: BlackBerry 7100 Series, BlackBerry 7200 Series, BlackBerry 7520 smartphone, BlackBerry 8700 Series, BlackBerry 8800 Series, BlackBerry 8900 Series, BlackBerry Pearl smartphone, BlackBerry Pearl flip smartphone, BlackBerry Bold smartphone, BlackBerry Curve smartphone, and BlackBerry Storm smartphone.
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  • iPhones
    • If this is the first email account you’ll be setting up on your phone:
      • Locate the mail icon on your phone’s main screen.
      • On the Add Account page, select Other, and enter your Windows Live ID and password.
    • If you have already set up an email account on your phone:
      • Locate the Setting icon on your phone’s main screen.
      • Locate the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.
      • Under Accounts, choose Add Account and select Other.
      • Enter your Windows Live ID and password.
  • Nokia
    • For S60 model phones, visit the Download! folder from the main menu and click on the Windows Live Messenger icon. If you don’t see the Messenger icon in the Download! folder, select Options, and Refresh list. Windows Live should appear after the list has been updated.
    •  S60
    • For S40 model phones, access the Messaging from the main menu and click on the Windows Live Messenger icon. You can also add Windows Live Hotmail through the Nokia Email client in the messaging section.
    •  S40
    • After installation, simply log in using your Windows Live ID. You’ll also have to accept the terms of use when signing in the first time or when creating a new Windows Live ID. If the Windows Live application is not contained in the Download! or Messaging folders, your mobile operator is not currently supporting Windows Live for Nokia services.
    • The full Windows Live suite is available on select Series 60 handsets. Currently, both Windows Live Messenger and Contacts are available for select Series 40 models. Visit nokia.com/windowslive for the current list of devices.


Reference: http://www.windowsliveformobile.com

Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at abhishek@techie-buzz.com.

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