Mail: If anyone can figure this out for me...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by eyelikeart, Feb 21, 2002.

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    eyelikeart

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    I'm desperately searching for a way to be able to retrieve my aol mail using the Mail application....

    has anyone come into any success with this?
     
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    mischief

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    Um...........

    Have you gotten the OS X AOL yet? I know stupid question, but I don't use the thing so............I just figured it had a built-in mailer. Is this not the case?
     
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    stoid

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    hotmail

    I couldn't get it to retreve my hotmail either
     
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    stoid

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    OS X

    Mail is a stereotypical X App, it's nearly perfect at doing what is does, but try to modify it to fit your slightly different what and boom, your screwed!
     
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    Uh, I would say that both of the examples given are highly propriatary mail interfaces. Even Entourage, micro$hafts own email client could not interface with Hotmail when it first came out. I belive they have now released a fix, but come on, that's retarded. And don't even get me started on AOL. Have you tried forwarding? I don't use AOL, but that's the only thing that I can think of that might work, unless you could rig up some applescript fix. I don't even know if you could get that to work. My advice, get a mac.com address.
     
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    eyelikeart

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    :p thanks for the replies so far...

    I do have aol for X...but I wanted an alternative approach since I have a few email addresses in which I receive mail.

    I do have a mac.com address as well, however, I've had an aol account for 5 years now and it would be too difficult to change it over to something different at this point.

    so I guess I'll wait and see what other answers I get from this...
     

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