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Old Nov 19, 2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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How to setup Hotmail on Apple's Mail

I've never used Apple's Mail before but I was wondering how I can set up my mail to access my hotmail emails.

Is it possible to set up so I dont actually download the contents from my email onto my hardrive but just view it like I do as a web based email?

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Old Nov 19, 2007, 05:50 PM   #2
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Try HttpMail, but it doesn't work for all accounts
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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I'm not sure but I've heard that it doesn't work with Leopard
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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I'm not sure but I've heard that it doesn't work with Leopard
Check the link, the latest version does...
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 06:34 PM   #5
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so mail cant access hotmail by default?
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 06:38 PM   #6
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so mail cant access hotmail by default?
Not unless you buy the plus version of hotmail. MS is always looking for money.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 06:40 PM   #7
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Not unless you buy the plus version of hotmail. MS is always looking for money.
Its a pity that MSN is the standard over here...
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 06:41 PM   #8
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Nice! Thanks for the heads up, psychofreak.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 07:19 PM   #9
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Its a pity that MSN is the standard over here...
It is in canada as well.....
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 09:56 PM   #10
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so does that mean i cant connect to hotmail via my iphone as well?
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so does that mean i cant connect to hotmail via my iphone as well?
Your best option is have hotmail forward your emails to another address and pick them up from there. Or use the web interface. Or pay for plus.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 10:54 PM   #12
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Not unless you buy the plus version of hotmail. MS is always looking for money.
Theres a way besides httpmail to access hotmail if you have hotmail plus?
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Theres a way besides httpmail to access hotmail if you have hotmail plus?
http://mailcall.spaces.live.com/blog...33!44348.entry
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Old Nov 20, 2007, 12:36 AM   #14
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so this means i can view my MSN hotmail on my apple mail?
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In the past, you couldn't use Hotmail with the build-in Mail application in OS X (at least without third-party apps/plugins). But recently, POP3 access has become free for all Hotmail accounts, and you can now set up Hotmail in Mail; here's a little guide:

1. Start Mail
2. Go to Mail Preferences, and click on Accounts.
3. Click on the plus button (lower left) to add a new account.
4. Type must say POP, and give the account a description.
5. You must fill in the following information correctly or the account will not work:
* Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
* Username: Your Hotmail address (with @hotmail.com, @live.nl or any other @live or @hotmail extension included)
* Password: Your Hotmail password
6. Click on Continue
7. Set the Outgoing Server to smtp.live.com, then click Continue, and click Continue again.

If everything was done correctly, you can now read and send Hotmail with the built-in Mail.app in OS X.



http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...90407112314693
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 02:24 AM   #16
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Just one thing Cupcake
your link says it's for Hotmail Plus subscribers.
It's not availble to all?

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Old Aug 7, 2009, 03:09 AM   #17
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You can get hotmail on your iphone but you have to pay for it. Ithink its about 5 bucks go to the app store and search for mbox mail like most things microsoft it is slow but works.
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 03:21 AM   #18
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Bcupcake is correct hotmail now has pop3 access free for all accounts. I have hotmail running on my iphone mail app fine and I dont have a premium account. Now if they could just get some imap support we'd be sorted...
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 09:04 PM   #19
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In the past, you couldn't use Hotmail with the build-in Mail application in OS X (at least without third-party apps/plugins). But recently, POP3 access has become free for all Hotmail accounts, and you can now set up Hotmail in Mail; here's a little guide:

1. Start Mail
2. Go to Mail Preferences, and click on Accounts.
3. Click on the plus button (lower left) to add a new account.
4. Type must say POP, and give the account a description.
5. You must fill in the following information correctly or the account will not work:
* Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
* Username: Your Hotmail address (with @hotmail.com, @live.nl or any other @live or @hotmail extension included)
* Password: Your Hotmail password
6. Click on Continue
7. Set the Outgoing Server to smtp.live.com, then click Continue, and click Continue again.

If everything was done correctly, you can now read and send Hotmail with the built-in Mail.app in OS X.



http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...90407112314693
I setup mail in the same manner. It does not have to be a plus account. Just regular old hotmail.
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Old Aug 7, 2009, 09:54 PM   #20
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I setup mail in the same manner. It does not have to be a plus account. Just regular old hotmail.
that method works have used it in the past
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In the past, you couldn't use Hotmail with the build-in Mail application in OS X (at least without third-party apps/plugins). But recently, POP3 access has become free for all Hotmail accounts, and you can now set up Hotmail in Mail; here's a little guide:

1. Start Mail
2. Go to Mail Preferences, and click on Accounts.
3. Click on the plus button (lower left) to add a new account.
4. Type must say POP, and give the account a description.
5. You must fill in the following information correctly or the account will not work:
* Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
* Username: Your Hotmail address (with @hotmail.com, @live.nl or any other @live or @hotmail extension included)
* Password: Your Hotmail password
6. Click on Continue
7. Set the Outgoing Server to smtp.live.com, then click Continue, and click Continue again.

If everything was done correctly, you can now read and send Hotmail with the built-in Mail.app in OS X.



http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...90407112314693
HTTPMail was just discontinued by Microsoft a few days ago, so now that it doesn't work anymore, there will be a lot more people looking for a solution (like me).

This works, and it works for regular hotmail accounts.

BUT what is left out in the article (and I found in the comments) is that you need to enable authentication on the SMTP part of the account setup for outgoing mail in order to be able to send mail. Otherwise you'll only be able to receive mail.
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 01:17 AM   #22
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Thanks so much I've been trying to figure this out since i bought my mac

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In the past, you couldn't use Hotmail with the build-in Mail application in OS X (at least without third-party apps/plugins). But recently, POP3 access has become free for all Hotmail accounts, and you can now set up Hotmail in Mail; here's a little guide:

1. Start Mail
2. Go to Mail Preferences, and click on Accounts.
3. Click on the plus button (lower left) to add a new account.
4. Type must say POP, and give the account a description.
5. You must fill in the following information correctly or the account will not work:
* Incoming Mail Server: pop3.live.com
* Username: Your Hotmail address (with @hotmail.com, @live.nl or any other @live or @hotmail extension included)
* Password: Your Hotmail password
6. Click on Continue
7. Set the Outgoing Server to smtp.live.com, then click Continue, and click Continue again.

If everything was done correctly, you can now read and send Hotmail with the built-in Mail.app in OS X.



http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...90407112314693
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 03:18 AM   #23
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Its a pity that MSN is the standard over here...
How is it the standard over here!?
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 06:26 AM   #24
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What we need is imap support... WHy can't they give it to us?
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 11:55 AM   #25
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What ultimately solved my Hotmail nightmare for me was setting up a GMail account. The reason is that GMail can automatically import from as many POP mail accounts as you want. The setup was supremely easy, and you can even import all of your contacts from Hotmail, if you need.

I now have one GMail account that auto-imports all messages from 4 of my old Hotmail accounts, plus two dummy GMail accounts I had made a long time ago. And if you need to write an email FROM one of your Hotmail accounts for whatever reason, GMail let's you do that.

So now I have one MobileMe account for business/personal, and one GMail that covers everything else, including every other email account I've made in the last 10 years. And Apple Mail works perfectly with GMail's IMAP settings.
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