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How to set up Hotmail Exchange ActiveSync for push email, contacts, & calendar in webOS/Synergy

by Dieter Bohn Tue, 31 Aug 2010 2:05 pm EDT

As expected, Microsoft has turned on Exchange ActiveSync for Hotmail users. This means that Hotmail users can now get their email, calendar, and contacts fully pushed out to plenty of mobile devices, including webOS devices. 

To program Hotmail into Synergy, just start a new account in email and then punch in your hotmail credentials - but make sure you enter your password incorrectly. That part is crucial, as it will allow you to set up Hotmail manually instead of using webOS's default POP settings. After automatic setup fails, select "Manual Setup."

*Facepalm*. Plenty of folks on Twitter and in the comments remind us: On the add account screen, you can hit the upper-left menu to go directly to 'Manual Setup.' (Thanks everybody!) Then, on the Manual Setup Screen:

  • Tap "POP" and switch the account type to "Exchange (EAS)"
  • Set the Incoming Mail Server to "https://m.hotmail.com" (no quotes)
  • Leave Domain blank
  • Set your username to your full @hotmail email address (i.e. include @hotmail.com or @live.com)
  • Enter your password, correctly this time.

That's it! You will now be getting all your Hotmail (or live.com mail) pushed out to you automatically and have your contacts and calendar sync'd up via Exchange.

More information from Microsoft here. Thanks to Joe for the tip!

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