Setup Windows Live Hotmail SMS Alerts

June 15th, 2010 | 11 Comments | Posted in Internet by bharath

Windows live mobile

Hotmail users has now something to cheer about, the new Hotmail mobile SMS alerts !! Yes, Windows Live Hotmail is offering free mail alerts via SMS, without requiring a GPRS enabled phone. To get started, follow the steps below:

1. Go this Windows Live Mobile Signup page, login using your Windows Live ID.

2. Now you can add a phone to your Windows Live account. Enter your mobile phone number and click “Next”.

add phone in Windows live mobile

3. You will now receive a verification code as a text message to your phone.

4. Enter the verification code, and select Hotmail under SMS services and click “Save”.

SMS Service Hotmail

You will now start receiving SMS whenever you get a new mail. You can also configure them to receive alerts from a set of recipients and also the time where during which you can receive them.

You can also read, compose, delete and forward e-mail right from your mobile phone using the following shortcuts with Hotmail.

SMS text Shortcuts for Hotmail:

Inbox- I or IA

Compose- C

Read – (msg num)

More – M

Reply – R or RA

Delete – D

Forward – F

Next – N

Previous – P

Mail header – MH

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11 Responses to “Setup Windows Live Hotmail SMS Alerts”

  1. pradeep Says:

    Hi Bharath – Thanks for the information, it was very helpful.

  2. bharath Says:


    Glad you liked it!

  3. Ram Says:

    Hotmail SMS shortcuts that you have complied here are pretty useful and in fact they can’t be found on the internet. Thanks a ton, Bharath!

  4. bharath Says:

    Thanks Ram!

  5. dpi Says:

    WOW…. bharath really i want to kiss you for this smart idea.
    For the past half an hour im working on your ideas – create gmail filters – forward it to live mail – register mobile no with live mail – Voila – i got the results.
    I need this sms mobile alerts for some important mails for a long time. Now its working. I got a big relief. THANKS BUDDY.
    jagan – dpi

  6. ananth Says:

    thanks frnd…its working..superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    hey buddy iam using two numbers is there any way to get emails on both the nos.
    anyway thanks buddy…………………………..u r superrrrrrr

  7. Kapil Says:

    Thanks dude!!! u really help me out….in giving email alerts.
    wonderful work by….
    hope u go ahead in ur life

  8. criz Says:

    I go through this site n found very good, Thanks For more stuff, go to

  9. Farooq Says:


    Does this still work, i am not able to complete these steps. plz help.

    Thanks & Regards

  10. lavishcraft Says:

    I relied on this service for a lonngg time and now I get a notice that they (hotmail) are ‘upgrading’ and REMOVING this service?? How can removing a feature be an upgrade?? I cannot afford a smart phone, I and I can’t be online 24/7 I just want to get a simple text alert (like I used to at hotmail)  giving the time/sender/subject and maybe a line of the actual email to help me stay on top of my online biz email/questions/etc are there ANY other email services that provide this feature,  now that after may 31st I won’t get it via Hotmail anymore??? 

  11. ashwin Says:

    it sends out sms whenever you get email. its works very fast.. try it..

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