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I have setup email for my custom domain using Windows Live Domains. I then upgraded from the Hotmail interface to the new interface.

I cannot seem to find the POP/IMAP settings to connect to in the Settings Sections of the new interface. The only instructions I could find mentioned were using the Hotmail interface, and the corresponding section does not exist in the redesigned settings.

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After a lot of googling, I found the correct settings. They have been tested to work on the native Android App.

Incoming Settings

Password: password
Port: 995
Security: Enable SSL

Outgoing Settings

Password: password
Port: 587
Security: Enable TLS

To setup a custom domain email using the new interface, do the following:

  1. Go to Windows Live Domains and signup with your domain
  2. Verify your domain by changing the DNS entries
  3. Create a new email account on that domain
  4. Login to with that account.
  5. Upgrade to the new interface by going to options and clicking "Upgrade"

There are no IMAP settings available for hotmail/outlook/windows live domain emails.

In outlook 2013/Windows 8.1 I had to go to account settings->more settings->advanced and click uses encryption and set the encryption type to auto.

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Exchange Active Sync is currently possible and IMAP is promised in the future (which as far as I can tell still hasn't arrived): Exchange ActiveSync server address: Exchange ActiveSync domain: (leave empty) Exchange user name: Your full email address (not an alias) Exchange ActiveSync password: Your password Exchange ActiveSync TLS/SSL encryption required: yes


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It worked! Thanks! I was trying to set up a hotmail account which has a custom domain in Boxer App on iOS! :) – Mohit Jan 7 '14 at 13:21

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