Hotmail to gain ActiveSync support for iPhone and iPad. Finally.

Hotmail via ActiveSync push for iPhone

CNET is reporting that Microsoft's Hotmail will finally gain support for... Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol. Sure, even Google's had that for a while now, but better embarrassingly late than embarrassingly never, right?

So Hotmail users, very soon you'll be able to type in your username and password as an Exchange account and enjoy full push support and client/server synchronization. On iOS 4, you'll even be able to set it up alongside your work Exchange and Gmail ActiveSync accounts, if you have them, and really push things to the limit. (Sorry, couldn't resist).

Will you be using it?

[CNET via PreCentral.net]

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Dawn says:

Sweet! It's about time. I had to buy mbox for $10 to get my hotmail to work well on the iPhone. mbox works great but this is the way it should always have been.

Munale says:

Wow I read this just in time. I was just thinking I should get rid of my hotmail account because I hate trying to sync email. Can't wait for this

Tape says:

Hotmail is still a thing? People still use it?

OrionAntares#CB says:

About time. I was just about to POP3 my Hotmail account into a new Gmail account so that I could get IMAP "support".

bsforever says:

@tape indeed..do people still use hotmail

Trevor says:

Hotmail for me is like Windows on public access computers - no choice. I go to one of the nation's largest universities and they use Hotmail for school email. It has a .edu extension. I knew Hotmail didn't have IMAP but POP on my iPhone is better than the web interface. This is awesome. Now I'll use it to sync between Mail and Mail on iPhone. It can do that, right?!?

sting7k says:

Better late than never. M$ gearing up for WinPho7?

Terravolt says:

people still us that garbage

sting7k says:

Follow up, I was checking out the new stuff they are adding. In the vast majority of screen shots for mobile devices they are showing an iPhone. lulz

Jordan says:

Too late. I switched from hotmail to gmail last month and theres no turning back.

Luis says:

I apreciare it. Since its not easy changing an account thetas so old

pk says:

@ luis. couldn't agree with you more!
So would this mean I can also import my folders and contacts?

ramzez says:

If only Google Sync worked, but as usual with google it's there but not usable.

frank says:

Maybe this means contact syncing wont ruin your contacts on your phone? maybe they can get it right since gmail and yahoo cant..

IceDree says:

Doesn't the iPhone already supports Hotmail in the Mail app ?
I used to check my hotmail account through the mail app in my 1st gen. iPod touch (running IPhone OS 3.1 - before they called it IOS. )
, but I removed the account from my iPod (for security concerns)

andre says:

I read and write hotmail all the time However I have to delete mail from web even if I deleted from Iphone. Hope this new activesync is better.

Dan21 says:

So it there a target date for when this change will be in place?

Brian says:

Is this active yet? If so, how do i enable it? I'm tired of using mbox app.

LuisPr says:

@pk
yes, i just did, its like having gmail <3 finally operating dual exchange mode! i feel i have a double gun :P

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