Can you check your email on your PC with Outlook Express using those settings? Try setting up the account in Outlook Express and then syncing the account settings to the iPhone using iTunes.
You can also check your hotmail email using Safari as described here:
Just checking. As I use a Hotmail Plus account as well on an iPhone 3G.
Here is my current setup as a saved account. Wondering if you notice any discrepancies with yours.
-Go to Settings - Mail - Hotmail account
Account - ON
POP ACCOUNT INFORMATION
Name: First and Last
Address: Hotmail Email address
Description: whatever you want
INCOMING MAIL SERVER
Host Name: pop3.live.com
username: your hotmail email address
password: hotmail password (might want to retype that and check as you type)
OUTGOING MAIL SERVER
SMTP - smtp.live.com - tap on this button
Primary Server - ON - Tap on this button
Username: hotmail email
password: hotmail password (retype if needed)
Server Port: 587
Back out and of that page one time, then again, Now tap on Advanced
Delete from server: never
This is what I had and it works. If needed you can delete and re-add the account. Also if needed once you delete account - reset network settings before you re-add it.
Post back if needed. I know it works as long as you got the plus account.
had exactly this problem when I changed my password on hotmail. refused to access my password.
I removed the account as I got fed up with it.
Now I'm on the latest firmware (2.01?) and thought I'd give it another go. Added an "other" email account from the main screen, popped in my hotmail settings (just the basic ones), and it set itself up without any extra settings.
now I don't know if this is the firmware, or it remembered my settings from before - even though I deleted the account.
anyway, mine works now, just using the inital settings of firstname.lastname@example.org and password!
This is a limitation of POP email accounts. The folders created on the server would only show up with IMAP accounts.
This article provides general information about POP and IMAP accounts.
Related issue...I can access my hotmail account, and my settings are similar to those posted here. Trouble is, the messages that display (total of 199 messages) are from April through Dec of 2004 (yes, four years ago, that is not a typo). It says I have 3,228 messages, but shouldn't my Iphone display the most recent 200, not a bunch from several years ago?
I tried deleting the account and setting it up again, but the result is the same, I still get only very old messages. Any suggestions?