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  1. atacinus macrumors 6502

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    hi...i didn.t exactly know where to post this and since i just bought my computer i figured here would be good...i just got a PB 15...and it rocks! i.ve got one question though...i want to get a free e.mail account [yahoo, hotmail, whatever] and set it up to work with mail...any suggestions? which works the best? and how do i do it...i checked on hotmail and it only gave me instructions for outlook express :-(

    Thanks,
    Christien
     
  2. howard macrumors 68020

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  3. idkew macrumors 68020

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    softhome.net will give you a free pop account.

    no hack required.
     
  4. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    Why the hell wouldn't they let Yahoo work? It's grown to be a bigger ISP (SBC Yahoo DSL), and now they're leaving a chunk of users out in the cold?
    grr...
     
  5. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    Yahoo DSL would be different i belive. He is talking about FREE accounts. Not the pop accounts you get from some ISPs
     
  6. Maclarny macrumors 6502

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    I use the Hotmail plugin he's speaking of and it works great with mail in Panther, no problems whatsoever.
     
  7. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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  8. wellumok macrumors newbie

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    using mail with hotmail

    i've downloaded the plug-in for hotmail to work with mail.app, but i dont know what to put in for the incoming and outgoing servers, can anyone tell me what its supposed to be?
     
  9. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yahoo! changed their structure...

    Yahoo! used to have POP3 access with their free accounts, (It was nice while it lasted!). They have gone to a model where you get the web-based e-mail for free, and you can pay to get POP3 access (via Mail or whichever app you wish to use.)
     
  10. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    if you downloaded the hotmail patch-thing it should be already in the settings, assuming you did exactly what the read me told you to do. it took me all of a couple minutes to set mine up and it work beautifully :)

    so just try re-reading the instructions
     
  11. mykemp macrumors newbie

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    The upgrade for yahoo to POP email is $19.99 per year:

    POP Access and Forwarding

    • Use Outlook™, Eudora™, or another POP3 client to access and manage your Yahoo! Mail.

    • Automatically forward your Yahoo! Mail to another email account - even another Yahoo! address.

    • Send larger messages, up to 5MB

    • Only $19.99/year*.

    Although I'm a Mac newbie... and haven't setup a Yahoo Pop account in Mail, I feel sure it would work.
     
  12. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    It would work, no problem...

    Sure, the Yahoo! pay service would work in Mail with no problem, but the original poster was looking for a "free" solution. :)
     
  13. mykemp macrumors newbie

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    Re: It would work, no problem...

    Ahhh...

    Here is a free POP service that I've been using, and I've found to be OK:

    http://www.softhome.net/

    They have both a pay account ($30 per year) and a free account. The free account offers:


    POP
    SMTP
    WEB Mail
    6MB of Storage
    150 Messages (storage)
    10 Recipients per message
    POP Frequency 1x/10 minutes

    Just an offering, I'm not endorsing them or anything.
     
  14. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I've been using gawab.com and I love it.

    scem0
     

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