How to Add Hotmail Email to iOS

Hotmail email is one of the oldest and most popular services as many people have been using it for email for over thirty years. After first launching in the late 1990s, Microsoft bought it and eventually rebranded it to Outlook email. Unfortunately, the Hotmail and Outlook web interfaces are full of ads, so it makes it harder to focus on your email. Microsoft offers an ad-free option, but many people just want a simple email service without needing to pay for anything. The Outlook iPhone app works well, but what if you want a more streamlined experience? Here’s a short guide on how to add Hotmail email to iOS using the Spike app.



How to Add Hotmail Email to Spike for iOS

Spike offers free personal email on its email app without ads, so it’s the perfect way to use Hotmail email on iPad or iPhone. The first step you need to take is to download Spike from the iOS App Store. Once you have it installed, tap on the Spike icon to launch the app.


  1. When you first launch the Spike app, you’ll see a sign-in screen.

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  2. Enter your Hotmail email address in the Add Account window. Spike will then ask for your password. If you get an error that your password doesn’t work, you will need to generate an app-specific password for Spike.


    Over at our Help Center, we have a simple guide for creating an app-specific password for Hotmail. Enter your Microsoft account’s Security screen and head to Advanced Security Options:

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  3. Scroll down on your device until you see App Passwords. Then select Create a new app password. Your new App Password will appear on the screen. Copy this password to your clipboard.

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  4. Once you have that new password, head back to Spike to add your Hotmail email once again using the App-Specific password. The next few screens will walk you through finalizing your setup by adding your avatar, setting your name, etc.

  5. Once you have your Hotmail account added, you’ll enjoy an ad-free Hotmail email experience on your iPad or iPhone with a streamlined user experience that includes Conversational Email, collaborative Notes, a great calendar, and more.