Mail with Hotmail

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  1. tikibangout macrumors regular

    tikibangout

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    Hi, I signed up for the .Mac 30 day free trial. Mail is currently set to that email address. However, I was wondering if I could change Mail to use my MSN Hotmail email address. If so, how do I do this. Sorry if its been said, but I couldn't find an answer. thanks.
     
  2. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you can unless your Hotmail account is POP. The free versions, as far as I know, won't work. Could be wrong... :confused:
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    This is probably that thread you were looking for tikibangout. :)

    You just need to download httpmail. It's a plug in for Mail but it doesn't necessarily work all the time. I think the main problem is with newer Hotmail accounts since Microsoft is trying to make everyone use Outlook now.



    Edit: beaten by the mighty mkrishnan. :p
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Great minds think alike. I don't know what Mad Jew's and my excuse is, but I just wanted to point that out. ;) :eek: :D
     
  6. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Just remembered, I had installed that plugin a while back and couldn't get it to work for the life of me, hope you have better luck with it. I just signed up for a gmail account.. :)
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Couldn't agree with you more. :D
     
  8. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    This is the best solution for tikibangout, because Gmail doesn't have the restrictions that Hotmail does, and Gmail works great with Mail.app.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you want gmail tikibangout, you can check the gmail "pay it forward" thread, or you can PM me and mention this thread.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  10. tikibangout thread starter macrumors regular

    tikibangout

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    I'm not sure my email is a generic, free hotmail one. I have had DSL with MSN Premium. I set up all new email accounts with MSN Premium. I'm guessing this means mine is POP. What should I do if it is?
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have details from MSN as to what your server settings are?

    How have you been getting your email previously?
     

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