How do I set up MAIL to work with Hotmail acct?

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  1. GeneR macrumors 6502a

    GeneR

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    Sorry, I completely forgot how to set up a mail client with these free email services.

    I think the fields in question are:

    Host Name: Would that be mail.hotmail.com? Or something else?
    Username: MyEmailAddress@hotmail.com?
    Password:

    SMTP Host: Would that be smtp.hotmail.com?
    SMTP User: MyEmailAddress@hotmail.com or simply MyEmailAddress?
    SMTP Password:

    Thanks! I feel really stupid not remembering this. :D
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure that Mail.app will not work with Hotmail. You'll need Entourage to connect to Hotmail. Personally, it's not worth it since it's not really a POP type account.
     
  3. GeneR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, however... :D

    I was trying to get Mail to work like Doc suggested but it didn't. Probably due to the fact that I am still in 10.1.4 OSX.

    I got so frustrated I downloaded Eudora 5.2, and am trying to configure that now. If there's an easier way to do this without forking $$$ over to M$ to buy Entourage, I would sure appreciate the info. Thanks!

    Again, I guess I'm still stumped about what I should use for the incoming and outgoing names... Any help there too would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and sorry for the trouble. :D
     
  4. boskie macrumors regular

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  5. GeneR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, Boskie!

    I'll take a look at the link! :D
     
  6. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got that plugin for mail but I can't figure out what to put in the server fields in account settings.
     
  7. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    If Microsoft actually used open standards for their hotmail service this wouldn't be a problem!
     
  8. boskie macrumors regular

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    The read me/faq should guide you through, if not pm me and i'll be your guide instead:)
     
  9. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    I am currently downloading httpmail protocol but i am having doubts that it will work. If i remember correctly microsoft just moved their hotmail accounts over to use passport as it's login. i have to get an update to entourage to get it work. But i'll give it a shot and let you know how it goes

    Works like a charm, taking a bit of time to download everything but that just happens when your schools connection is a t1 overloaded so that it is Ass Slow
     

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