31 August 2010

Exchange Activesync support in Hotmail

Microsoft has made Exchange Activesync support in Hotmail official, meaning according to Microsoft, 300 million mobile devices will be able to take advantage of direct push support from the web mail service.

The settings to enable to service on compatible devices (which does not fully include Android devices yet) are:

Server / URL
m.hotmail.com

Username
Enter full email address, for example: someone@example.com

Domain
Leave this blank

SSL
Enable this

Certificate
Accept the SSL certificate when prompted

Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks
All can be enabled (see the Solution Center article for exceptions on some phones)

Windows Mobile users who do not have an existing Exchange Activesync account will not be able to benefit from a free hosted exchange solution without using Microsoft’s Windows Live client, while of course Windows Phone 7 users will be able to use multiple Exchange accounts directly
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