Thank you for your help Thalamus.
It was all going well until 2 days ago, when the email stopped updating itself on my tablet.
I removed the account to add it again (in hope it'd work), unfortunately following your instructions this time is not working.
Is there another way I can connect to my hotmail ?
the guide shold still work..
Just make sure you select Excahnage when setting up hotmail..
Go to Settings & click on add an Account.
Type your full Hotmail email address & then enter your password
Then click Manual setup.
On the next screen click on Exchange.
Thanks again Thalamus.
I've followed your above instructions and have tried on and off to get this to work since i asked again and it still won't connect. It returns an error message reading 'You've typed an incorrect server address or the server requires a protocol version that Email doesn't support'
It's strange because the account was working fine, then it just stopped and i've not been able to use it since.
I even tried restoring the factory settings to the tablet but that didn't help either.
Do you know of any other way i can get this email to work?
I'm currently using the hotmail app, but that's not ideal...
Any help would be much appreciated
It's seems there may be a problem with the Hotmail servers & as a temporary fix it seems that MS are suggesting people try using the hotmail (Microsoft + Seven) App which although may not be ideal seems the best option at the moment, at least until MS address the possible server issues..
There is also a similar thread on this subject which may also be of interest - Hotmail problems since ICS update