Set Up Your Email Address on the iPhone 5

Microsoft has a new free mail option that they are offering that provides you with an email address. It is a simple, clean interface that will appeal to a number of users that are looking for a good, free email service. If you haven’t yet claimed your email address, you can do so by going to and setting up an account. But once you have created your email address, you might be wondering how to go about setting it up on your iPhone 5. There isn’t a dedicated option for that type of email address, which can be a little confusing. Fortunately you can take advantage of Microsoft’s other email option, Hotmail, to complete the setup process.

Putting Email on the iPhone 5

If you are actively using your email account and are looking for a way to access if more efficiently, then setting up that account on your iPhone 5 is the perfect choice. You can send and receive messages directly on your phone, and the setups take just a few moments.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on your iPhone.

Open the iPhone 5 Settings menu
Open the iPhone 5 Settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option and select it.

Select the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" option
Select the “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” option

Step 3: Select the Add Account option, which you will find under the other email accounts that are set up on your iPhone 5.

Tap the "Add Account" option
Tap the “Add Account” option

Step 4: Select the Microsoft Hotmail option at the bottom of the screen.

Choose the "Microsoft Hotmail" option
Choose the “Microsoft Hotmail” option

Step 5: Type your email address into the Email field, then type your password into the Password field. Your iPhone will automatically enter the description as “Outlook,” but you can change this to something else, if you prefer.

Enter your email account info
Enter your email account info

Step 6: Choose the options that you want to sync from your email account to your iPhone 5, then tap the Save button at the top-right corner of the screen.

Choose the options you want to sync, then tap "Save"
Choose the options you want to sync, then tap “Save”

If you decide later that you would prefer not to have your email address syncing with your iPhone 5, you can follow the instructions here to delete an email account. newsletter

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