Mail Headache

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  1. theposse macrumors regular

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    I have been trying use mail now for nearly a year and have yet to find out how to use it properly.I tried using a plugin called httpmail but that worked one minute and then didn't the next without me changing anything on my computer ?
    How does everyone else use mail do you have a different e-mail address i.e an apple account or some other that is compatible with mail and if so how do you set it up.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Scott
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I think Hotmail (which I assume is why you were using httpmail?) stopped allowing connection via mail clients without paying a fee a while back.

    Mail will work with anyone who gives POP/IMAP access to your account. Googles GMail gives POP access so you can access your mail via the Mail.app or the website.

    If you want a GMail invite see here (or just PM me your current email address).
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    I think most people also set up Mail to check whatever mail service they are provided with by their service provider. I have my ISP, yahoo, hotmail and .mac accounts all in Mail, which is quite handy from an organizational point of view.

    If you download the latest version of httpmail, it's working again (learned that on here last week, after thinking the same thing for about six months).
     
  4. theposse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers my E-mail is Hottie19_73@hotmail.com.
    How do i then set up mail is it easy ?
    do you use Gmail.
    thanks Scott
    Oh and Gee how did you set up your Yahoo to work with mail
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Sent. You can find help on config here.
     
  6. theposse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks but..

    Can you send me the invite again as i think you got my email wrong as its underlined here. My address is Hottie19_73 @hotmail.com.i had to put a space in this time so you can see its an underscore inbetween the 19 and 73
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The invite was sent to "Hottie19_73@hotmail.com", make sure hotmail hasn't flagged it as spam or something.
     
  8. theposse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry...

    I had it set to delete spam can you send it to Hottie19_73@yahoo.com.
    Sorry for the hassle.
    Scott
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Check your PM's ;)
     
  10. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    umm... back on the subject of Mail....

    Has anyone had the issue that it will check your mail, but then not be able to send anything? Because right now I can read any emails that have been sent to me, but if I try to send an email, it says that it can't connect to the server.
     
  11. theposse thread starter macrumors regular

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    ummmmm whats a PM

    What are my PMs.I'm pretty new to this stuff. I really only use my computer for music and photography.
    Sorry again.
    By the way the problem you're having comictimes is the same one i have and i've tried to reinstall the program more times than i care to remember and i've even tried different versions all with the same outcome.
    Thanks for your help!!!!
    Scott
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  13. silentrage macrumors member

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    You may want to check your outgoing mail server set-up in the preferences pane of mail.
     

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