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    Help needed setting up my Hotmail account on iPad

    Hi. Having great difficulty setting up my Hotmail account on my new iPad

    Every time i attempt to set up a new account I get the message

    "The username or password for pop3.live.com is incorrect"

    I've tried every conceivable password and username combo and can't figure it out. Is there no way to reset the password or have it emailed to me like a normal forgotten password?

    Any help greatly appreciated

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    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pughdog View Post
    Hi. Having great difficulty setting up my Hotmail account on my new iPad

    Every time i attempt to set up a new account I get the message

    "The username or password for pop3.live.com is incorrect"

    I've tried every conceivable password and username combo and can't figure it out. Is there no way to reset the password or have it emailed to me like a normal forgotten password?

    Any help greatly appreciated
    You should set it up as Exchange instead of POP3.

    Windows Live Hotmail gets Exchange ActiveSync

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    That sounds great but I have no idea how to do it

    Can you talk me through it...?

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    My advice is simple set up a gmail account and forward your existing hotmail account assuming you have one to gmail. The mail app can access gmail with out issue. Their are known problems with hotmail and Microsoft with the iPad and to my knowledge have not been resolved yet. The reason I suggest the above is gmail has the best filters for spam and is bullet proof. I sync all my mail this way using gmail as a central email account between my MacBook, iPod touch , iPhone and iPad. It does not matter where I am or even if I do not have any of the above with me i can still retrieve my mail from some 4 email addresses using one gmail account from a Internet cafe. It is so easy.
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    Thanks Col ;-)

    I've set up a gmail account but a couple of issues, it said it will forward mails from hotmail for only 30 days? And worse still I the email i received explaining that the link to set it up doesn't work, it just opens up a new page with my inbox :-/

    I'm guessing there's a way to have your emils from other accounts forwarded permanently?

    Thanks again for your help ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pughdog View Post
    That sounds great but I have no idea how to do it

    Can you talk me through it...?
    Dud you click on the link I put in my previous reply? Just set up a new emailaccount of type Exchange and use the information in the linked page to fill in the blanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by col.bris View Post
    My advice is simple set up a gmail account and forward your existing hotmail account assuming you have one to gmail. The mail app can access gmail with out issue. Their are known problems with hotmail and Microsoft with the iPad and to my knowledge have not been resolved yet. The reason I suggest the above is gmail has the best filters for spam and is bullet proof. I sync all my mail this way using gmail as a central email account between my MacBook, iPod touch , iPhone and iPad. It does not matter where I am or even if I do not have any of the above with me i can still retrieve my mail from some 4 email addresses using one gmail account from a Internet cafe. It is so easy.
    This has a lot of disadvantages. You can not get to your Hotmail folders or delete or file your email. If you use Exchange you have full function. Also, your replies will come from Hotmail, not Gmail which may confuse the people getting the replies and may windup in their SPAM folders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pughdog View Post



    I'm guessing there's a way to have your emils from other accounts forwarded permanently?
    You mean, like forever? They assume that within that 30 days, you would have given everyone your new email.

    I like Colin's suggestions. Very easy and that is what I did. Using PoP, Exchange and all that is/was not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigCheese View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pughdog View Post
    That sounds great but I have no idea how to do it

    Can you talk me through it...?
    Dud you click on the link I put in my previous reply? Just set up a new emailaccount of type Exchange and use the information in the linked page to fill in the blanks.
    Yes, i clicked on it. Imagine you're talking to someone with very little techy know how (then dumb it down even more!)

    New email account of type exchange??

    i just want to access my email, I don't really want or need a new email address and don't want to have to inform everyone I have a new one.

    I have an iPhone 4 coming soon too, I'm going to have the same problem there right?


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