Hotmail > Mail

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  1. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know how to use hotmail with Mail? and is it possible? I would like to use Mail and I don't have a .Mac account so it serves no purpose to me at the moment and I would like to start using it. I think it looks pretty nice, and hopefully it is better than hotmail :D
    Thanks.
     
  2. nuclearwinter macrumors regular

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    go to macupdate.com and download the "httpmail" program. follow the instructions and you'll have hotmail coming into your Mail program. I use it everyday and no problems
     
  3. haiggy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    httpmail


    Ya, most of the time this is true, but sometimes mail will refuse to quit, because it's "contacting Hotmail server." I have to force quit before i can shut down. Also, you might need this address to get your mail, i did. Put it into the incoming server list after u install httpmail in mail prefs. Set up the outgoing as a diff account by putting in a diff server and telling it to have diff prefs for sending.

    Here's the address:


    http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp

    ps its also available at scourceforge.net.

    also, you can use mail for POP3 and IMAP accounts, too, not just .mac accounts. Check out mail prefs.
     
  5. rdowns Suspended

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    You should also know there are many other alternatives for free email. Mail will allow you to receive mail from just about any account you have set up.

    For free email, check out mymacmail.com or spymac.com
     
  6. Billy33 macrumors newbie

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    Jaguar 1.39

    I tried to add that Hotmail adress in MAIL after downloading and instaling Plugin Jaguar 1.39, for some reason it is not working, Its giving me the message below, anybody has any idea what else can I do to check my Hotmail from my MAIL programa??


    Answer in MAIL Window:

    There may be a problem with the mail server or network. Check the settings for account “billyherron@hotmail.com” or try again.

    The server error encountered was: The server “http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp
    ” cannot be contacted on port 110. :confused: :confused:
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Looks to me like the name changed to http://oe.hotmail.com/cgi-bin/hmdata, and the plug-in times out before it's redirected.
     
  8. cb911 macrumors 601

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    so that's why Mail doesn't quit sometimes... i was starting to get worried about that.
     

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