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Hotmail users complain of broken messaging on iPad

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Mon May 17, 2010

Problem persists for several days

Some people have been unable to use the regular Hotmail website on the iPad, Microsoft has acknowledged. Those affected are unable to write or reply to messages, effectively rendering the site useless. Microsoft elaborates that it is currently working with Apple to "understand the issues," and ultimately fix them as soon as it can.

As a stopgap solution Microsoft says it is redirecting iPad owners to the mobile Hotmail site, which should work properly. People can alternately bypass the web entirely by configuring Apple's Mail client to download messages via POP. There is no default configuration option for Hotmail on the iPad, unlike other webmail services such as Gmail.

by MacNN Staff



  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Can we now connect to Hotmail via POP?

  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Hotmail gone cold. Run to the big brother and get Gmail.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Pop?

    Hotmail has been pop capable for a while now.

    And one has to wonder what's different between the WebKit frameworks in Safari and the iPad.

  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Who the f... still use Hotmail? Get a life! ;-)

  1. driven

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I too wonder who still uses Hotmail. The system has been beyond un-usable since I can remember. (Unless it's taken some drastic steps to improve recently, but judging by the existence of this problem, it has not.)

    Seriously: Windows Live has a "connector" for Outlook to connect to Hotmail. If you need a connector, you probably need to find a new mail service.

  1. ilovestevejobs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The wonders of iPad

    Yep people are experiencing the magic I bet :)

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