checking the Mail

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    ok,i've realised i can't check hotmail or yahoo with Mail
    i only check gmail
    but
    i can't seem to find an option to download/import my folders and the messages in them from gmail (what outlook express does for example when you set up a new account)
    does it not do that at all or is it just me?
    this is one of the last things that are making me still use the pc a bit

    if it can't do that, is there something else out there that can access hotmail and other accounts(hopefully) as well as gmail?
     
  2. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I think you'll need something like httpmail to make those accounts work with Mail. And for Hotmail, you may also need to upgrade from a free Hotmail account to a Hotmail Plus account ($20 I think?).
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Httpmail works for me on a free hotmail account.
     
  4. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can i get the emails from gmail downloaded to Mail though?

    this httpmail thing works only for hotmail?
     
  5. Synapple macrumors regular

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    I check my free Yahoo account through Mail no problem...

    As for downloading your mail to your Mac, that is obviously the function of the program itself, so the answer would be a yes.
    If you also want to delete the downloaded messages from the online server, there is an option under Preferences->Accounts->Advanced.

    BTW, did you make sure you have your Gmail account enabled? Follow Preferences->Accounts and check all your options are set the way you need them.
     
  6. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it downloads the new emails but not the existing ones
    how can i do that?
    it is enabled and active and everything is ok


    are there guidelines to set up a yahoo account on Mail?
    what are the servers?
     
  7. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok,i've got my hotmail accounts in
    still problems not downloading my gmail read messages,it only sees the new ones!!! how can i fix that? outlook express downloads them fine

    how can i add a yahoo account too?
     
  8. BollywooD macrumors 6502

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    you need to go into your pop settings within your Gmail account and choose to download all messages....
     
  9. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    fixed it
    i thought i had done that before so it didn't come to mind
    thanks guys and dolls :)
     

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