Mail.app losing Hotmail messages?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by illumin8, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. illumin8 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else use the Hotmail plugin with Mail.app and Panther and have difficulty with losing email messages? They don't ever appear in Junk Mail or in my inBox. I just had a situation where I left Mail.app running over Thanksgiving, and I know I receive about 10-20 spams a day, but I don't have any messages between 11-26-03 and 11-30-03. This Hotmail plugin seems to be very buggy.
     
  2. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    i believe this is a known bug in the 1.3 version of httpmail, appears quite a few people have experienced this.
     
  3. slowtreme macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried logging into hotmail in the last few days? They have changed everything. The Plug-in may no longer be functional. They even changed the name of the Junk Folder.
     
  4. sjcaguy macrumors regular

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    i just posted a thread about this issue in the software section.

    what is the plugin to use hotmail in Mail?

    where can I find it?

    Does it work well? (messages above suggest maybe not)

    Possible new version?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

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    You can find it here:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/httpmail-plugin/

    I've found it immensely useful. I'd say that, while it does have its bugs, it is still a great addition to the capabilities of Mail.
     
  6. illumin8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, it's still working, but it could be those changes over the weekend that hosed up my email. Maybe they were down or something. Thanks for the info.

    Thirteenva: Do you know when a fix is scheduled for release? I checked the Sourceforge page and I couldn't even find a bug report acknowledging the issue.

    Thanks!
     
  7. jelwell macrumors member

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    httpmail caused regular crashes in mail.app for me so I just decided to not use it at some point. I leave mail.app running all the time, it seems like every two or so days Mail.app crashed in httpmail code. Also Mail.app was unquittable often while running httpmail. I would hit apple-Q and Mail.app just ignored it.

    Now, instead, I use gotmail on my server to forward my hotmail email to an IMAP enabled account.

    http://www.nongnu.org/gotmail/

    joe.
     
  8. illumin8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great idea! I'll definitely check that out, since I run my own IMAP server as well. I just use the hotmail account as a "spam filter" for all my online shopping and stuff so I don't have to give out my real email address.
     

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