http mail-- other than entourage, what can i use?

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  1. sjcaguy macrumors regular

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    hello. i'm a college student and i use a hotmail address...don't really want to switch addresses, so i'm looking for an alternative to entourage, which sort of sucks.

    does thunderbird support http mail?
    if not, what else besides entourage does?

    i already know there are plugins for apple mail...tried them and found them to be not so fantastic.

    thanks!
     
  2. onealc macrumors member

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  3. sjcaguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    http mail is hotmail...it's not a POP account, so i don't think thunderbird can access it (i just installed thunderbird to find out that it doesn't work.)
     
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  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Eudora is the mail client to use when you don't trust HTML mail. Outlook Express has not been and never will be ported to MacOS X.
     
  6. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    If I am not mistakened, I don't think that any other email client can access Hotmail email from an App other than Microsoft programs (Entourage, Outlook).
     
  7. advocate macrumors regular

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    Another one is hotwayd. It uses the same modified-WebDAV protocol that Outlook Express uses. Works well enough for me.

    The only downside to using Hotmail is that you're using Hotmail. Hotmail has been dropping mail without delivering it. My site gets no bounces but only about 1% of the mail it sends to Hotmail addresses ever gets delivered. Doesn't even land in the recipient's Junk folder. Customer Service basically told me to go screw myself, that they have no oblilgation to deliver any particular piece of email.
     
  8. sjcaguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    any suggestions for free POP email? I'm not in a position to get established with a provider, since I'm in school and will be moving when I graduate in May (still don't know where!)
     
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