Apple Mail help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by airjuggernaut, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    Hey everyone,

    Just today, I setup Apple mail with my hotmail address using Live's new POP3 feature.

    (!CC9301187A51FE33!49799.entry for those of you wondering)

    Now my only two questions are.

    How do I keep it so that both the ONLINE service and CLIENT receive the same emails and retain them.

    And How do I get the the Client AND the Online Service to sync, so that once I check an email on my client, then that SAME email is marked as "read" on the online service?

    Thanks, any help would be appreciated!

    EDIT: Nevermind. I just read up on the difference between IMAP and POP3.
    Sigh, I guess I'm never destined to ever use a mail client.
  2. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Why don't you switch to gmail?

    Free IMAP....and no microsoft to deal with. I find the entire Live universe overcomplex and somewhat confusing....maybe that's just me though.
  3. Testify macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2008
    I use gmail in my iMac and my iPhone and it works wonder :)
  4. airjuggernaut thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    I'm seriously considering doing that.

    But then again, I have no complaints with Hotmail.

    And plus, I use hotmail for IM all the time..

    So i'll have to think about it...
  5. 199708 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2008

    I changed over to gmail years ago, use it for msn etc. Gmail is by far the best free email service avail atm. IMAP i believe is a MUST
    Hotmail these days provides only 2002 services.

    I also use my gmail email as my MSN. goto to sign up your gmail account so it can be used as your msn.

    in addition, i find gmail's spam filtering to be perfect, if not abit to perfect :eek: its great.

    I'm sure gmails support for iphone will also improve when 3.0 arrives.

    End of the day your using a mac product, google supports it to a certain extent. hotmail on the other hand has almost zilch support.

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