iPhone: Hotmail on iPhone

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apple just made hotmail on iphone even easier with iPhone OS 3.0!
have added the print screen and instructions on how to add.

Go to “Settings”, “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”,
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Select “Add Account…” under Mail,
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Select “Other”,
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Choose “Add Mail Account”,
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Enter your account info, note that address to be your full @hotmail.com or @live.com address, as shown,
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click on “Save” and the account will automatically be configure, setup and verified.

Once verified, you shall see the following information under your Hotmail account settings.
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and you are good to go!, sadly, hotmail only have support for POP, lagging IMAP, meaning no synchronization. well, pretty microsoft.

then for those who wants to setup Hotmail on Apple Mail, i assume you are a proficient enough user to no need print screens, the information are as follows:
Incoming Server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
username: yourusername@hotmail.com OR yourusername@live.com
Outgoing Server (SMTP Server): smtp.live.com (Port 25)
Make sure SSL is checked, your outgoing port is 25 and authentication is required.

If anyone need a step by step with print screen, post in comments and i will add it in.

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Overcoming Gmail “All Mail” Folder in IMAP

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Wahoo! Google blog about this quite a while back and i didn’t realise it.
They have this new add-on currently experimental in their labs section, while gmail is still in beta, so almost everything is labs!

So the problem here is Gmail IMAP offer a very good means for almost everyone to sync their email in mail, iphone and thunderbird etc (outlook sucks in imap features, especially with gmail). BUT the “All Mail” label in gmail can get quite irritating when u start seeing duplicates emails in your “Inbox” and “All Mail” folder. and even more irritating when search produce 2 email of exact same thing from the 2 folders, of cos, there was recommendation like this to remove it from spotlight, but if your gmail account have 4gb of email, you are actually using 8gb to cache 4gb of your email.

So come “Advance IMAP Setting for Gmail”, simply go to “Settings” then under the “Labs” tab, search for:
Advance IMAP Controls
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Enable it, and simply go to the “Filters” tab to exclude your “All Mails” label from showing in IMAP.
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You can read more about this in google’s blog linked below.

Source: Google System Blog – Advanced IMAP Settings for Gmail

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