EDIT - got it. ANy new switcher in same boat. 1 - Do not hit the plus button. God knows what its function is but creating a new account isnt it. 2 - On macs the window selected can be and oftern is detacehed from all the menus at the top of the 'box' it should be atteched too. 3 - Simply go to FILE and ADD ACCOUNT. (Well, simply when you know how.) I got a new MBP today. Launched mail and filled out my Gmail account details. Easy peesy. I have two email accounts however. Gmail and Hotmail. Im not asking for the info to enter into the boxes for setting up hotmail, im simply asking how I even get to that screen. I press the plus key (botom left)l and get taken to a screen titled "new Mailbox" I can select from a drop down menu Gmail??? why when ive just done this? or on my mac? Neither of these only allow options are hotmail. Also what is "on my mac" I mean whoes Email isnt on a server somewhere? No ones mail is on there mac first and foremost. If I select on my mac it simply puts a new mail box on the left above Gmail. Now I cannot get this either. Gmail seems top have its own title = "Gmail" but hotmail exists under "on my mac" - Why? Why cant Gmail AND hotmail appere under "on my mac" or both separately. Am I doing something wrong here Also, all as this does is put the words Hotmail on the left under on my mac. It doesn't give me a chance to add any Email info or anything. Any help appreciated.