about the Mail program....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mooshoo, May 25, 2004.

  1. mooshoo macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2004
    Is it possible that the Mail program be configured to check my other mail accounts such as Yahoo/Spymac/Hotmail?

  2. NusuniAdmin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2003
    yes, but i should let you know to check yahoo mail with a client other than the mail.yahoo.com one, you need to pay a fee to yahoo. This is a new thing they have done recently. To configure mail to check other email accounts goto preferences and go into the accounts part of it and make a new account.
  3. nuclearwinter macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2003
    Milky Way
    It works free with hotmail

    go to macupdate.com and get httpmail 1.x It works perfect. however, if you haven't used mail before you need to set up a "fake" email account just to get the mailbox folder to appear in your system. you need that folder created in order to httpmail to work. It took me a while to figure out why i kept getting an error during installation.
  4. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    I'm sure there's a plug-in for Hotmail to work in Mail.app but I don't have it and am not sure what the link is. Google search "hotmail Mac mail" should tell you all you need to know. Or try versiontracker.
  5. mooshoo thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2004
    hmm....tried everything and I can't get it to work.....dunno what I'm doing wrong.
  6. PickledSquirrel macrumors regular


    Dec 10, 2003
    Aarhus, DK
    This has been covered a number of times, and I know there's a walkthrough somewhere in the threads... I followed it and it works for me :D Try doing a search on mail hotmail or similar and see where it takes you. Good luck :)
  7. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    i have installed httpmail plugin just last week, here is what you should do.
    install httpmail plugin from version tarcker.
    open mail
    it would ask you to set up an account, just fill in garbage, anything in any field. it would give u some warnings as not able to connect and all. ignore, and keep on clicking continue.
    finally it wd make the account, and now from the top menu, you would be able to click preferences(without setting up an account, it would be greyed out)
    now select the accouts tab, click + to add a new account, select account type as 'httpmail'. This option would be there after u install the plugin.
    other fields are simple. description- write anything..email address- write your hotmail address
    incoming server-hotmail.com
    user name and password are your hotmail user name and password.
    outgoing server, i hv chosen as none, i guess you can select anything..
    click save
    now delete the earlier account u made.
    thats it. and it works great.


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