How to Get Email Alerts From MSN Hotmail on Your Cell Phone

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How to Get Email Alerts From MSN Hotmail on Your Cell Phone
Any cell phone with active mobile service can receive a Hotmail message alert. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

When a new e-mail message arrives in your MSN Hotmail inbox, you can receive a text message alert on your cell phone. Free text alerts are sent as soon as a new message is received. The sender and subject of the email is included in the text alert. If your cell phone plan does not include texting or you have a limited amount of text messages available, you may incur a charge from your mobile carrier for each text message you receive.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open a Web browser and access the Hotmail website. Log in to your account with your Hotmail e-mail address and password.

  2. 2

    Click "Options" and then click "Hotmail" under "Show Options For" in the side panel. Click "Mobile Alerts for New Messages" in the "Reading Email" section.

  3. 3

    Click the option to change your Windows Live Mobile Settings and enter your 10-digit cell phone number in the indicated field.

  4. 4

    Check the Terms and Conditions box and then click "Next." A verification code will be sent to your cell phone.

  5. 5

    Open the text message on your cell phone to obtain the verification code. Enter the code in the indicated field on the Hotmail Verification screen.

  6. 6

    Check the "Hotmail" box and then click "Save" to opt to receive e-mail alerts from MSN Hotmail on your cell phone.

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