In an earlier guide we demonstrated how to add Yahoo Mail to Samsung smartphones with easy to follow steps and screenshots. This works with various email services and accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo mail, AOL email or your self-hosted email accounts. Hotmail from Microsoft is a very popular free email hosting service. Here we will discuss how you can set up Hotmail email account on Samsung mobile phones or tablets. It is very straightforward and can be done in a few minutes.
Setup Hotmail Email Account on Samsung
There are different ways to add an email account to Samsung device. And different Samsung models differ in appearance. Here we will only introduce you one of the easiest method or procedure to set up email account on Samsung. It applies to various Samsung devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, Samsung Galaxy Note and many more. Check out this guide to add Hotmail account to Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.
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Step 1. Open Accounts and Sync on Samsung
You can open the Settings app on Samsung, then find the Accounts and Sync option from the Personal section.
Step 2. Add new account to Samsung
Here you will find existing accounts and Sync settings on your Samsung mobile phone or tablet. You need to tap on the Add account button to start setup new account on your Samsung device.
Step 3. Choose Email in account type list
There are various account types you can choose to add on to your Samsung phone or tablet. Here let’s choose Email and proceed to next steps.
Step 4. Input Hotmail account credentials
You need to type in your full Hotmail email address and its password here. There are two extra options below ‘Show password‘ and ‘Send email from this account by default‘. If you have trouble input the correct password, you can choose to display the input password to ensure you have typed in the correct password. The second option is to set your default email account on Samsung. If you use the Hotmail account a lot,you can tick to enable the second option.
At the bottom of the Hotmail account username and password input window, you have two buttons displayed. The Manual setup is to enter into the manual configuration mode. If you like to manually configure Hotmail on Samsung phones or tablets, or want to fix Hotmail configuration issues, you need to know the Hotmail IMAP POP and SMTP settings. The other button is to continue with the automatic email setup mode. Samsung supports Hotmail very well, it can choose most of the settings and options optimized for Hotmail automatically for you. So you can simply press the Next button to continue.
Step 5. Confirm and edit Hotmail Account settings and options
Now you have a chance to see how Samsung optimized the settings and options for your Hotmail account. Normally you do not need to change any thing here, you can simply confirm the presets by Samsung to proceed. For advanced users, you can edit the settings to cater for your specific needs.
Step 6. Give your Hotmail email account a name and finish email configuration
This is the last step to add Hotmail email account to Samsung phones or tablets. You can name your Hotmail account so you can easily identify and choose it in the future. This is very useful when you have multiple emails enabled on Samsung. Otherwise it is difficult to switch between different email accounts activated on Samsung device.
Email is a great and most convenient tool for mobile users to share files and information. You can use email to backup or export your contacts from Android device. Email can also help you transfer files between different mobile phones. For example, if you want to upgrade from a Samsung smartphone to iPhone, you can simply email your contacts from Samsung Galaxy phones to iPhone. When you have added Hotmail account to Samsung, it will be configured as the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync server automatically. You can send and receive emails in your Hotmail account from the Mail app on Samsung phones or tablets. Should you have any troubles setting up Hotmail account on Samsung, see what other Hotmail users talked about in the comment section below or leave a comment there.