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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Luis, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Luis macrumors 65816

    Luis

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    Okay, just tried the plugin that will "let" you use hotmail in Mail, however Hotmail no longer allows to be used with apps other than outlook.

    Is there anything I can do about this?


    Luis
     
  2. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming you're talking about HTTPmail, I don't know why you'd have a problem using it with Mail. With HTTPmail, I send and receive my Hotmail flawlessy.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Unfortunately, HTTPMail doesn't work with all accounts. Hotmail (and Microsoft) are trying to cut back on usage via third party (non-Microsoft) email clients. Like so many of Microsoft's business strategies, nobody really knows why...
     
  4. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    I think it depends on when your hotmail account was created wether HTTPmail will work or not, thats what I read somewhere ages ago.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    all the more reason to move over to gmail and get away from hotmail.
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    If you have the option to do it, I would say switch to Gmail.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm sure I know why, but it's not words I'd use in public :eek:
     
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    it's clear Microsoft is starting to get scared by Apple. Gmail integrates flawlessly with Mail.app so if you can, switch to it. PM me (or any of the many MR members who use Gmail) for an invite, if you're interested.

    i also read that if your account is relatively new (i don't recall the cut-off date), HTTPMail won't work.
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I think you should emphasize that Gmail, unlike Hotmail, works flawlessly with any email app.
     
  10. Paul S macrumors regular

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    I love my gmail account. Even my yahoo account is FAR better than hotmail.
     
  11. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    I second the advice of moving to gmail. Gmail flat out rocks and I don't think ANY free email host comes closer to Gmail.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. I have quite an old account and it still works with HTTPMail, but I don't use it.
     

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