E(G)mail help/options needed?

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  1. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    I have a rare premium Hotmail account with my own domain name (xx @johndoe.com). This was a special MS offered for a short time a few years ago). Since the 5.3 update the HTTPMAIL push no longer works. I tried the fix found here but it doesn't work for me (possibly because of my domain name (xx @johndoe.com instead of xx @hotmail.com). What are my options to get my Mail working? Is there a way for me to "get" control of my domain name (I now pay a company in Australia called Melbourne IT but my mail still goes to a Hotmail account).

    Can Hotmail forward my email somewhere that can be then POP loaded to Mail?
     
  2. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Your first stop should be Melborne IT. You should be able to change your mail forwarding preferences, and you may even be able to use their own Webmail service. I suggest you give their support line a buzz.

    Failing that, hotmail does have options to forward email to another address, for example Gmail which supports pop3.
     
  3. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    I set up a Gmail account and have it set for POP and sending to Mail. However Hotmail wont let me forward to my Gmail account. When I typed my Gmail address in the forwarding box I get the following message.

    "You're only able to forward mail to a custom domain or an e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, or live.com. Please try again."

    Is there something I'm doing wrong? What is a custom domain?
     
  4. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Strange... I have mine forwarding to Gmail. Maybe they've changed the rules since?
     
  5. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Not sure how you did it but I found a way but it's not pretty. I found that I could use IzyMail to push my Hotmail to my iphone (which I was already using) and to Gmail, then Gmail to push it to my Mail program.
     
  6. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that I can forward to Gmail because I set it up when I had a Hotmail Premium account. Didn't realise. I am pretty sure it's not Premium anymore, but who knows!
     

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