Ask Us! Syncing Blackberry with Hotmail

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Kelli asked us,

I just bought a Blackberry and wanted to receive my Hotmail on it but can’t figure out how, can you help please.

The free Hotmail that many of us use is unable to integrate, you must subscribe to MSN Hotmail Plus in order to integrate your Hotmail account with your BlackBerry account. If you attempt to integrate a regular Hotmail account, the following error message appears:

Cannot integrate the email account! Please check your information and try again.

The extra charge of $19.95 is very reasonable, with Hotmail plus you get 2 gigs of space, ability to send larger files, and the ability to integrate with Outlook and subsequently your Blackberry. If you’re not a fan of paying for email, then you can always sign up to Google’s Gmail which you can setup to integrate with your Blackberry.

  • hotmailfwd

    Hi george, I just got a new perl 8100. I tried to set up forwarding option on hotmail account. It seems that now hotmail doesn’t allow forwarding to gmail anymore. Any suggestions?

  • Ari

    Get Gmail, you get FREE POP service and Blackberry works just fine!

    http://www.gmail.com

  • Ari

    Get Gmail, you get FREE POP service and Blackberry works just fine!

    http://www.gmail.com

  • Adam

    I’ve just got a new BB Curve, and am tearing my hair out with hotmail. Why do Microsoft insist on being so awkward with it all?! I’ve got hotmail set up on there, and it is on the main screen just the same as my other accounts (which all work fine), except the hotmail account doesn’t seem to want to accept emails.

    So – I’m going to just leave it for a couple of weeks in the hope that it is just taking a little while to sync up. Hopefully my experience will be like Adrians above.

  • Adam

    I’ve just got a new BB Curve, and am tearing my hair out with hotmail. Why do Microsoft insist on being so awkward with it all?! I’ve got hotmail set up on there, and it is on the main screen just the same as my other accounts (which all work fine), except the hotmail account doesn’t seem to want to accept emails.

    So – I’m going to just leave it for a couple of weeks in the hope that it is just taking a little while to sync up. Hopefully my experience will be like Adrians above.

  • G

    OK so I’m a little bit worried: I got my Curve the other day and set up with a Hotmail account of mine without any problems. [I'm on 02 (UK), with BB Unlimited and have had that Hotmail account for many years].

    Should I be having problems with that? Is someone going to charge me extra for this without me knowing? Hmmm…

  • G

    OK so I’m a little bit worried: I got my Curve the other day and set up with a Hotmail account of mine without any problems. [I'm on 02 (UK), with BB Unlimited and have had that Hotmail account for many years].

    Should I be having problems with that? Is someone going to charge me extra for this without me knowing? Hmmm…

  • Dean

    I would be happy to pay for MSN Hotmail Plus or windows Live, but does it matter that I have an iMac that doesn’t run Windows?

  • Dean

    I would be happy to pay for MSN Hotmail Plus or windows Live, but does it matter that I have an iMac that doesn’t run Windows?

  • Mark

    My problem is not with MSN or Hotmail. I have a problem with the T Mobile sales man who told me that Hotmail would work. When I returned to the store within 14 days the sales man again told me it would work and just log on My T Mobile to sign up. That put me over the 14 day return period. T Mobile knows better but deceives its customers.

  • Mark

    My problem is not with MSN or Hotmail. I have a problem with the T Mobile sales man who told me that Hotmail would work. When I returned to the store within 14 days the sales man again told me it would work and just log on My T Mobile to sign up. That put me over the 14 day return period. T Mobile knows better but deceives its customers.

  • http://myspace.com/motor66 bryan black

    i upgraded to hotmail plus (windows live plus), which allowed me to forward all my hotmail to my blackberry email address @ and hotmail keeps a copy of all emails in my hotmail account also.
    i get my hotmail on my BB instantly and can send/ receive no problem. for a cost of $19.95/ year

  • http://myspace.com/motor66 bryan black

    i upgraded to hotmail plus (windows live plus), which allowed me to forward all my hotmail to my blackberry email address @ and hotmail keeps a copy of all emails in my hotmail account also.
    i get my hotmail on my BB instantly and can send/ receive no problem. for a cost of $19.95/ year

  • sharon

    Ok, so… I recently got a BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and was able to set it up to access my hotmail email with no problems. I have had my hotmail account for several years. I recently got married and wanted to change my hotmail address to my married name and in order to do that, I had to set up a new hotmail account. When I tried to set up the new hotmail acct on my BB, I got an error. Any ideas?

  • sharon

    Ok, so… I recently got a BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and was able to set it up to access my hotmail email with no problems. I have had my hotmail account for several years. I recently got married and wanted to change my hotmail address to my married name and in order to do that, I had to set up a new hotmail account. When I tried to set up the new hotmail acct on my BB, I got an error. Any ideas?

  • sharon

    Ok, so… I recently got a BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and was able to set it up to access my hotmail email with no problems. I have had my hotmail account for several years. I recently got married and wanted to change my hotmail address to my married name and in order to do that, I had to set up a new hotmail account. When I tried to set up the new hotmail acct on my BB, I got an error. Any ideas?

  • sharon

    Ok, so… I recently got a BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and was able to set it up to access my hotmail email with no problems. I have had my hotmail account for several years. I recently got married and wanted to change my hotmail address to my married name and in order to do that, I had to set up a new hotmail account. When I tried to set up the new hotmail acct on my BB, I got an error. Any ideas?

  • Steve

    I just got this to work after hours of research, trial and error, and a lot of lost hair. I downloaded the full version of Windows Live HotMail. Unfortunatly after going to a bazillion websites I don’t have a link for you. The install took about 15 minutes and it loaded some other apps like Windows live Photo Gallery, and Windows Live Mail, Live Messenger and some other junk. Anyway, I will continue to try to find it again and give a link. But if you start loading this package of apps from Microsoft and it literally takes about 10-15 minutes this made my blackberry sync with hotmail.

  • Steve

    I just got this to work after hours of research, trial and error, and a lot of lost hair. I downloaded the full version of Windows Live HotMail. Unfortunatly after going to a bazillion websites I don’t have a link for you. The install took about 15 minutes and it loaded some other apps like Windows live Photo Gallery, and Windows Live Mail, Live Messenger and some other junk. Anyway, I will continue to try to find it again and give a link. But if you start loading this package of apps from Microsoft and it literally takes about 10-15 minutes this made my blackberry sync with hotmail.

  • Steve

    http://get.live.com/WL/desktop

    I think this is it.

  • Steve

    http://get.live.com/WL/desktop

    I think this is it.

  • Steve

    http://get.live.com/WL/desktop

    I think this is it.

  • Ellen

    Steve,
    What did you do once you downloaded it??

  • Ellen

    Steve,
    What did you do once you downloaded it??

  • kay

    i just got a black berry that says cingular on it but we have verizon phones can I use it?

  • kay

    i just got a black berry that says cingular on it but we have verizon phones can I use it?

  • Razor

    Well after reading everyone’s horror stories (and adding my never-used Yahoo address to my ‘berry), I have to say that I’ve 1) had my Hotmail account for about 11 years and 2) I have the Windows Live account (the beta that HM offered a year ago or so) and it works just fine. I had to wait a few but I sent a msg to myself via hotmail and blink! it popped into my Bberry’s email. I had to make sure that the option for mobile alerts was checked on my Hotmail account–you put in your wireless provider and phone # and HM emails your Bberry with the access code. You put the access code into the Hotmail screen and you should be able to get it.

    Hope this helps!

  • Razor

    Well after reading everyone’s horror stories (and adding my never-used Yahoo address to my ‘berry), I have to say that I’ve 1) had my Hotmail account for about 11 years and 2) I have the Windows Live account (the beta that HM offered a year ago or so) and it works just fine. I had to wait a few but I sent a msg to myself via hotmail and blink! it popped into my Bberry’s email. I had to make sure that the option for mobile alerts was checked on my Hotmail account–you put in your wireless provider and phone # and HM emails your Bberry with the access code. You put the access code into the Hotmail screen and you should be able to get it.

    Hope this helps!

  • JCC

    Razor – it sounds like you’ve cracked it, but I can’t quite get exactly what it is that you did to do so… Can someone please supply some simple step-by-step instructions to set up FREE hotmail on a Pearl 8120?

  • JCC

    PS – not interested in paying Microsoft any money whatsoever for plus.

  • JCC

    Razor – it sounds like you’ve cracked it, but I can’t quite get exactly what it is that you did to do so… Can someone please supply some simple step-by-step instructions to set up FREE hotmail on a Pearl 8120?

  • JCC

    PS – not interested in paying Microsoft any money whatsoever for plus.

  • G-Unit

    In case anyone is still trying to figure it out, I did what Steve did above (April 13th), and downloaded Windows Live Mail. Once it was installed, you have to actually set it up. It seems to create some form of Outlook-like interface for your hotmail. You have to open WLM (new icon on desktop) and set it up so that it is linked with you hotmail account. Once that was done, I was able to sync my BB Pearl 8130 with my hotmail address (from the phone setup). Working so far…

    G

  • G-Unit

    In case anyone is still trying to figure it out, I did what Steve did above (April 13th), and downloaded Windows Live Mail. Once it was installed, you have to actually set it up. It seems to create some form of Outlook-like interface for your hotmail. You have to open WLM (new icon on desktop) and set it up so that it is linked with you hotmail account. Once that was done, I was able to sync my BB Pearl 8130 with my hotmail address (from the phone setup). Working so far…

    G

  • G-Unit

    Actually, it seems that I can send hotmail messages, but receiving from 3rd parties doesn’t appear to be working, despite the fact that the email address is now listed on my BB. Any clue?

  • G-Unit

    Actually, it seems that I can send hotmail messages, but receiving from 3rd parties doesn’t appear to be working, despite the fact that the email address is now listed on my BB. Any clue?

  • David

    Hey G-Unit, i bought my pearl about a month ago, and set up my hotmail account on it, i have since opened a new hotmail account, the new one will not work for receving, i can send from it, but thats it. my old account will still work sending and receiving emails.

  • David

    Hey G-Unit, i bought my pearl about a month ago, and set up my hotmail account on it, i have since opened a new hotmail account, the new one will not work for receving, i can send from it, but thats it. my old account will still work sending and receiving emails.

  • http://elitepreneur.com/ hmmm

    hmmm, I havent been able to read every single post so I am not sure if this has been said already. But I just bought the BB 8330 for the Verizon network. And on the first day I had it I was unable to set up my hotmail account and I was getting an error message. Then I have been looking online for ways on how to do it, or at least forward my hotmail email to a Gmail account which I could access from my phone.

    About 45mins ago, I just felt like trying again and I went to “email settings” add new account. typed in my hotmail address and my password, then it made my accept a user license agreement, and now it is working just like my gmail or blackberry email accounts. I was very surprised, but maybe there has been a recent change to the network.

  • http://elitepreneur.com hmmm

    hmmm, I havent been able to read every single post so I am not sure if this has been said already. But I just bought the BB 8330 for the Verizon network. And on the first day I had it I was unable to set up my hotmail account and I was getting an error message. Then I have been looking online for ways on how to do it, or at least forward my hotmail email to a Gmail account which I could access from my phone.

    About 45mins ago, I just felt like trying again and I went to “email settings” add new account. typed in my hotmail address and my password, then it made my accept a user license agreement, and now it is working just like my gmail or blackberry email accounts. I was very surprised, but maybe there has been a recent change to the network.

  • David

    Just did the same thing as hmmm, seems that you can now get email on your blackberry through the *new* hotmail accounts. this makes things alot easier, no more email forwarding

  • David

    Just did the same thing as hmmm, seems that you can now get email on your blackberry through the *new* hotmail accounts. this makes things alot easier, no more email forwarding

  • Raand

    what do you mean by “the new hotmail accounts”? I have had hotmail for years and still cannot get this to work.. I cannot even seem to find the upgrade and pat 20 dollars a year option from the updated live version or the classic version…..

  • Raand

    what do you mean by “the new hotmail accounts”? I have had hotmail for years and still cannot get this to work.. I cannot even seem to find the upgrade and pat 20 dollars a year option from the updated live version or the classic version…..

  • kdk

    I have a blackberry pearl through verizon, and don’t seem to have the problems above. My e-mail syncs perfectly (wirelessly both ways). I can not get the calendar to sync. Any ideas?

  • kdk

    I have a blackberry pearl through verizon, and don’t seem to have the problems above. My e-mail syncs perfectly (wirelessly both ways). I can not get the calendar to sync. Any ideas?

  • Jinx

    Can you tell me whether you pay to have hotmail emails directed to blackberry.

    Work has just given me a blackberry and I have set up hotmail to it but wanted to know if my work will know and also if I will be charged more!

  • Jinx

    Can you tell me whether you pay to have hotmail emails directed to blackberry.

    Work has just given me a blackberry and I have set up hotmail to it but wanted to know if my work will know and also if I will be charged more!

  • Aldo

    Just want to say that I did add my hotmail to my blackberry today and worked like a charm…thanks.

  • Aldo

    Just want to say that I did add my hotmail to my blackberry today and worked like a charm…thanks.