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How do I sync my Windows Live Mail Contacts with my Ipad

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How do I sync my Windows Live Mail Contacts with my Ipad?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Did you set it up? Is it working?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The instructions apply to Hot Mail. Is it the same for Windows Live Mail?
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I don't know what my Hot Mail pasword is or if I have one.
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
It is your Windows Live email password. Windows Live is just the new version of Hotmail they are the same.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.



I can't make the set-up work.

I'm using Windows Live Mail. My email provider is and I have a pop 3 set-up.

Don't know if this makes any difference!



Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
If your email provider is then you are not using Windows Live mail. Can you explain?
Customer: replied 5 years ago. email is my internet email and Window 7, Windows Live Mail is my PC email which automatically receives my mail from the register server when I open mail on my PC.
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
So your email is forwarded from to your Live account? That should not make any difference this should work, not sure why it is not, what is the error or problem?:

How To Get Exchange ActiveSync Working With Hotmail On iPad

To get Exchange ActiveSync working on your iDevice, follow along with the steps below:

1.) On your iDevice, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.

2.) Tap on Microsoft Exchange.

3.) Input the following information:

Email: Your Hotmail address ([email protected])
Domain: Leave it blank
Username: Your Hotmail address ([email protected])
Password: Your Hotmail password
Description: Hotmail
Tap on Next. Once the account is verified, a new “Server” field will appear. When it does, input the following:


4.) Now enable push for either Mail, Contacts, or Calendar or all three.

Also note that this method works for @live, @msn, and accounts.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Every time I enter the password I use for Live Mail , it is rejected.


How can I verify my Hot Mail password?

Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Just sign in using a browser:
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is my Hot Mail address the same as my Live Mail address?
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
I don’t think so you are using your live address not hotmail???
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Wow!!! It finally worked after I reset my Hotmail password.


Thanks for putting up with me.

Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
No problem good luck.