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How can I setup a new outlook.com account in the Android mail application?

Outlook.com only supports Exchange ActiveSync, when I try to automatically create an account in the mail app it uses smtp.live.com (because my login is a hotmail account).

What should I change the server settings to in order to use outlook.com's exchange servers?

I am using a Sony Xperia P which is currently stuck on Android 2.3.7. It appears to support Exchange ActiveSync.

  • Specifying your device may actually be relevant here (though I'm not sure). Some manufacturers have had poor support for Exchange in their email applications in the past. Most notably, Motorola essentially broke it with an update once. – eldarerathis Aug 2 '12 at 13:44
  • Yes, you should specify device and os version. I can add my Ms account on CM9 and it uses exchange. – R R Aug 2 '12 at 14:24
  • I have updated the post with my phone. @RichardBorcsik you can add an outlook.com account using a hotmail.com login? – row1 Aug 3 '12 at 1:54
  • Yes. In fact that's the only way I can add it, because if I try it with an @outlook.com alias, it complains that there's no such account on the server. – R R Aug 4 '12 at 10:29
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I manually setup an Exchange ActiveSync account with the following settings:

Domain: *blank*  
Username: myname@hotmail.com 
Password: ***********
Server: snt-m.hotmail.com 
Use secure connection (SSL): *checked* 
Accept all SSL Certificates: *unchecked*
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Please Use the settings below for your outlook.com account.

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