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Old Sep 1, 2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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Yahoo and Hotmail for .mac mail not working

When i try to enter my password for my yahoo and hotmail account, it wont accept it for some reason. Can somebody help me? I did the right incoming and outgoing mail server.
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Old Sep 1, 2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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What does .mac have to do with hotmail and yahoo?
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I am almost positive that the Hotmail server does not allow for the Mac mail/Thunderbird/etc. that are non-Microsoft products to communicate with the Hotmail servers. They're not a normal SMTP/POP/etc. setup.

I would assume the same goes for Yahoo! but I cannot know for sure.
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Are you sure this is a mobileme question and not a mail.app question?
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I am almost positive that the Hotmail server does not allow for the Mac mail/Thunderbird/etc. that are non-Microsoft products to communicate with the Hotmail servers. They're not a normal SMTP/POP/etc. setup.

I would assume the same goes for Yahoo! but I cannot know for sure.
I believe munson is correct. Hotmail uses HTTP and Yahoo requires a premium subscription to receive POP.

I am migrating from my Hotmail and Yahoo accounts to Gmail because of this (I'm currently moving from Windows Live Mail on my XP box to Mail on my new MacBook).
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I mean i'm trying to get my yahoo and hotmail mail for the .mac mail application
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I mean i'm trying to get my yahoo and hotmail mail for the .mac mail application
If you can set your Hotmail or Yahoo up as a pop account you can get the mail via .mac/mobileme. Note that both are paid services, if you have the free accounts you will not be able to access them via pop. You can however in Hotmail forward all incoming mail to your .mac email address (without paying for an Hotmail account).
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for hotmail you could also try httpmail. This is a plug in developed for the mail app by Daniel Parnell.
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