Email acc to use with MAIL

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Oktober, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Oktober macrumors regular

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    I hope this type of question is in the right section, if not can one of the loverly Mods move it please.

    I have a hotmail account, which I am getting fed-up with. I want a new email account that I can use with 'Mail' if you can. I don't want a Gmail/Googlemail acc or a Yahoo one. Pref one that is free.

    There is no point in me subscribing to MobileMe just for email or is there?

    Many thanks (in adavnce)

    Darren
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Why don't you want a gmail/yahoo account? gmail is free and integrates pretty well with Mail.app on your Mac (one of the few to offer IMAP access), the iPhone, and has a fast/simple web interface.

    Personally, I wouldn't pay for a MobileMe account if you're just using it for email.
     
  3. Oktober thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dreadfully sorry for the late reply.

    Ok, so if I set up a googlemail email account, how does one set it up to work with Mail app?

    Many thanks?

    Darren
     
  4. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    There are settings like those that allow you to use any Application...

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    Additional help here
     

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  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Google has step-by-step instructions (with pictures), but I think you have to have a gmail account before you can access them (in the help area).

    Since gmail accounts are free, no harm in setting one up and playing around a bit with it. Keep it if you like it, delete it if you don't. :)
     
  6. Oktober thread starter macrumors regular

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    Many thanks.

    for your help guys. I will have a play :)
     
  7. Oktober thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would gladly have a googlemail email account if a) there was a username that I could have without any numbers, full stops and b) if I could read their letters in the image.

    I have tried countless names, words (without being silly) that apply to me and they all are gone. Its pointless. I have given up.

    Next....!
     

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