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Hotmail On Imac

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by squattybog, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I am a new user and have just switched my mac on for the first time. In the icons at the bottom I clicked on mail to set up my hotmail account(s). Could anyone tell me how I set up hotmail. It asks me if it is pop, imap, exchange2007 or exchange imap, then asks for an incoming and outgoing mail server. I do not know what to enter. Also, in mail, will I be able to set up multiple hotmail accounts? Thank you.
  2. macrumors G3


    Incoming Server: pop3.live.com
    Incoming Port: 995
    SSL Encryption: yes
    Outgoing Server: smtp.live.com
    Outgoing port: 25 (use port 587 if the default port is not working)
    Authentication: yes
    TLS Or SSL: yes

    That's the settings to set it up to work as POP, but I really think you should ditch Hotmail.

    Get a GMail account instead.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Hotmail on IMAC

    Thank you for that. I have just set up what I thought was GMail - googlemail - new account. I tried to enter that into Mail and it asked me for the same information as it does for hotmail. Have I done something wrong? Hotmail is now working thanks.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    For gmail its a little different

    Incoming Server: imap.gmail.com
    Incoming Port: 993
    SSL Encryption: yes
    Outgoing Server: smtp.gmail.com
    Outgoing port: 25
    Authentication: yes
    TLS Or SSL: yes

    With gmail you can use IMAP instead of POP. Your mail client will stay in sync with the gmail server rather than just pull the latest emails down. So if you delete a piece of mail from the gmail website, the next time your Mac syncs, it will know to delete that piece of mail as well. I have my Mac connected to both my Hotmail and gmail accounts and they both work fine, although gmail with IMAP doesn't go offline as often. Hotmail will stop responding if your client tries to check for mail too often.

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