MacMail Very General Newbie Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by surfer99, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. surfer99 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2006
    Very new to mac and its applications. Just got my first macbook and love it. Have questions about Macmail. What exactly is the general purpose of macmail? If I have a hotmail account can I link this up to it or is macmail a whole different thing? Sorry for the very stupid general questions but like I said I am very new to macs. Thanks in advance.
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2003
    The mail program included with OS X is just a standard email client (POP, IMAP, etc). I believe there are ways to get webmail accounts such as HotMail to work, but I'm not familiar with them.
  3. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    Right, just (in the most simple aspect) exactly like any other mail application you'll use on any operating system- such as Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. It's there to have a local client that you use to check email, rather than having to go to a site and check it via webmail.

    There's a plugin for that lets you check hotmail email:

    I don't have a hotmail account so I've never used it myself, but I've heard it works well.
  4. divein195hi11ar macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2006
  5. macdragonfl macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale,Fl
    some answers

    You can have Mac Mail to pull in hotmail. The only drawback is that you must have a premium account in hotmail (subscrition). MS set it up that way:mad:
    AOL mail is fine and pretty easy to set up. Just google AOL mail to Mac OS X mail. If you use GMail same procedure in google to get instructions. If you get MS Office you can pull in regular hotmail in Entourage. Another way to pull in your hotmail is through MSN messenger for Mac.
  6. divein195hi11ar macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2006

    hmm couldent find any real good ways to set up aol mail on os x mail ...
  7. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004

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