How do I automatically sync Hotmail with the Windows 8 email app?

March 7, 2014
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I am running Windows 8 on a Sony VAIO laptop and using the mail app with a Hotmail account. Since yesterday my Hotmail account won’t sync properly and tells me it’s unavailable.

I can force it to sync but it doesn’t always respond. It tells me to contact my service provider. My Hotmail emails are coming through on other devices no problem. I have tried upgrading to Windows 8.1 previously and abandoned the process as it always failed (not sure why).

Any ideas?

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  1. Karolina.griggs
    March 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Can't remember sorry - it took about 4 or 5 hours (?? normal?) and then just told me it had failed. I will try again and see what it says.

  2. Hovsep A
    March 7, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Troubleshoot problems with an app
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-troubleshoot-problems-app

    Troubleshoot and Fix Store App Issues in Windows 8 and 8.1 with "Windows Store Apps" Troubleshooter
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/20291-windows-store-apps-troubleshooter-fix-apps-windows-8-a.html

    what you did when tried to upgrade to windows 8.1? is there any error message during upgrade?