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If you have been connected to the internet long, you likely have a Hotmail or Windows Live account.

Basically, as Microsoft has blocked Apple from their products and services for a long time, we wonder if Apple was doing a “gotcha back” or Microsoft was just working at their own pace.

Unfortunately, it seems that Microsoft had to engage their Activesync ‘technology’ to allow you to save everything you send, receive, delete, or manipulate on your phone to their servers. Finally, you can use your Hotmail/Live account on your iPad or iPhone just like you can a AOL, Mobileme, Yahoo, or Gmail account. Here’s how you do it.

How To Get Exchange ActiveSync Working With Hotmail On iPhone

To get Exchange ActiveSync working on your iDevice, follow the steps below:

1.) On your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.

2.) Tap on Microsoft Exchange.

3.) Input the following information:

Email: Your Hotmail address (
Domain: Leave it blank
Username: Your Hotmail address (
Password: Your Hotmail password

Description: Hotmail

Tap on Next. Once the account is verified, a new “Server” field will appear. When it does, input the following:

4.) Now enable push for either Mail, Contacts, or Calendar or all three.