Setup push email with Hotmail on Android 2.2 and Android 2.3 (HTC Desire / Nexus One)

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    This guide will show you how to setup push email with Hotmail on the HTC Desire, Google Nexus One and any other Android 2.2 or 2.3 device you can get the default email application to work on.

    Why should i setup push email?

    Setting up push email will allow your email, calendar and contacts in your Hotmail account to pushed automatically to your phone and kept in sync.

    For example if i was to receive an email it would be pushed to my phone so I can read it on the go. If I was to delete the email on my phone it would also be deleted from my Hotmail Inbox.

    Likewise if I was to add a new contact on my Hotmail account the contact will also be automatically synced to my phone's address book.

    Push email with Hotmail accounts is not officially supported on Android phones such as the HTC Desire, however that doesn't mean you can't get it working.

    Downloading the default Android Mail Client:

    Google Nexus One users can skip to the setting up push email section of this guide.

    For what ever reason the HTC Mail application doesn't function correctly when trying to setup push email with your Hotmail account. However the default Android mail application works fine.

    You can download the default Android Mail application to your phone by visiting the following URL in your phones web browser:

    Code:
    https://users.digiex.net/insanenutter/guides/hotmail-push-android/EmailGoogle.apk
    Or you can download a zipped version of it here.

    Setting up push email:

    First load the Email application up, not the Mail application.
    Enter your Hotmail / Windows Live email address and password, then click manual setup.

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    When asked what type of email account it is select exchange

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    For domain / username enter a forward slash followed by your email address, for example: \email@hotmail.com

    The server is m.hotmail.com

    Tick the box that says "Use secure connection (SSL)" and click next

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    For email checking frequency select: Automatic (Push)

    Its up to you what you select for the other options, I would recommend the settings in the screenshot below

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    Now give your email account a name that means something to you.

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    Thats it, push email is setup.

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    You will be notified of any new email's in the phones notification area

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  2. AReKedaN

    AReKedaN New Member

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    Thankyou for this tutorial, its very helpful :)
     
  3. deepakjain

    deepakjain New Member

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    Hi!!

    Do we have any licence information regarding this apk file?? can we redistibute it?? please help
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Its the default Android email application, which is open source. You can legally distribute it, or even modify it and re distribute it.

    You can download the Android source code here: Downloading the Source Tree | Android Open Source (and compile the email application your self, with enough know how.)
     
  5. deepakjain

    deepakjain New Member

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    As i am new bee to android can you please give me the link of this EmailGoogle.apk as i am unable to find it. please help!!
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Read the first post, its attached to that.

    There is also a direct link to download it on your phone.
     
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    deepakjain New Member

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    Sorry i was asking for the link of the source code of this EmailGoogle.apk so that i can make understanding of it.Please suggest

    Thanks
    Deepak
     
  8. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    Thats what i mean, the download link for the APK is in the first post, read it!! ;)

    Download
     

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