Any one else have this Mail application problem?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by nyc999, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. nyc999 macrumors regular

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    I use gmail, hotmail, and yahoo all via the Mail app. My gmail and yahoo account are in perfect sync with mail app.

    However, when I delete something from my hotmail account using the Mail app, those emails still remain as new on the actual hotmail website. I am guessing this is a settings/sync related issue. Any idea what I need to change so that the changes I make in the mail app reflect on my hotmail account?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I'm guessing that your Hotmail account is a POP3 account. As such, it cannot sync.
     
  3. nyc999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, it is pop3. can i change it to imap?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That feature must be made available by Microsoft. It has chosen not to do so. So, "No," you can't change the protocol to IMAP.
     
  5. nyc999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that sucks. any other ways to bypass this problemo?
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Switch to Gmail, Yahoo!, or some other email provider that supports IMAP.
     

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