Hotmail > Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by haiggy, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    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
  2. nuclearwinter macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2003
    Milky Way
    go to 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

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
  4. ingenious macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2004
    Virginia, United States (Kansan in exile)

    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:

    ps its also available at

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


    Jul 11, 2003
    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 or
  6. Billy33 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2004
    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 “” or try again.

    The server error encountered was: The server “
    ” cannot be contacted on port 110. :confused: :confused:
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Looks to me like the name changed to, and the plug-in times out before it's redirected.
  8. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    so that's why Mail doesn't quit sometimes... i was starting to get worried about that.

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