Hotmail has introduced automatic push email, calendar and contacts sync with your smartphone.
If you have a Hotmail account, you can now get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync.
According to Hotmail,
EAS keeps everything in sync between your phone and Hotmail, so whatever you do on your phone, like delete an email, add an appointment, or update one of your contacts with a new number, will also be reflected on the web, and vice-versa.
If you use an email client on your PC that already syncs with Hotmail, like Outlook with the Outlook Connector or Windows Live Mail, what you do on your phone will show up there as well, delivering a seamless experience for managing your stuff between your PC email client, your browser, and your phone.
EAS is supported by over 300 million mobile devices worldwide, including some of the most popular Windows, Nokia, and Palm smartphones, as well as the iPhone and iPad.
Field Setting Server / URL m.hotmail.com Username Enter full email address, for example: firstname.lastname@example.org Domain Leave this blank SSL Enable this Certificate Accept the SSL certificate when prompted
Set up for specific makes:
• More devices will be added to the above list over time.
• Users are welcome to try with other devices but support may be limited in the near term.
WM 6.x Setup
1. Click on “ActiveSync” under Start menu or under Programs.
1. Click on Settings. Under Settings, click on “Mail, Contacts, Calendar”.
The following steps are for the Mail for Exchange application on most Nokia smartphones. If the existing ActiveSync profile is already in use, make sure to back up the data on the device before configuring the ActiveSync profile for Hotmail access.
1. Click on “Mail for Exchange” icon in the Application menu.