hotmail in OSX Mail

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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Although it's only a small amount of mail, I do still get a few e-mails from my old hotmail account. Can I access that account from OSX Mail???

    If so, how??

    Frank
     
  2. thworple macrumors 6502

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    There's a plug-in you can install which should allow you to do this.


    Sometimes a little unstable, but I've been using it for a year or two, and has been pretty reliable overall.
     
  3. bigiffo macrumors member

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  4. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what is the incoming mail server designation for Hotmail?

    Frank
     
  5. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I installed both items mentioned but nothing is happening. Any thoughts??

    Frank
     
  6. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    Like bigiffo said, you'll need a hotmail plus account for httpmail. These are my settings for it.


    username is your username WITHOUT @hotmail.com
    the incoming mail server is hotmail.com
    the outgoing mail server is services.msn.com
    the outgoing server port is 25
    Authenitcationis none
    The httpmail url is http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp


    Hope that helps
     
  7. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>the incoming mail server is hotmail.com
    the outgoing mail server is services.msn.com
    the outgoing server port is 25<<

    That seems to have done it. Thanks.
    Frank
     
  8. anjinha macrumors 604

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  9. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>did you get the hotmail plugin?<<

    I did and it works perfectly. Thanks.

    Frank
     
  10. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Where did you put the plugin? I can't get mine to work.
     
  11. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>Where did you put the plugin? I can't get mine to work<<

    I just downloaded it, unzipped it and ran it, and it worked.

    I made sure that I set OSX Mail like this:

    the incoming mail server is hotmail.com
    the outgoing mail server is services.msn.com
    the outgoing server port is 25

    And I used this work around too:

    You will need a Hotmail Plus account but this website has a workaround
    http://www.freepops.org/en/

    I downloaded a file there and loaded it on. Didn't put it anywhere in particular, just ran it.

    Hope this helps.

    Frank
     
  12. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Be careful with using your online account on your mail because i used gmail on Mail and once i sended a message and it never arrived and in did get a little in trouble...
     
  13. qbex macrumors newbie

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    i just used the plug-in httpmail to use my hotmail.com e-mail account in mac mail and was surprised to find it worked! i tried to do the same thing with my hotmail.co.uk account and for some reason it imported the e-mails from the hotmail.com account.

    I opened them seperately and they obviously are seperate account, i don't understand whats happened, do i need a seperate plug-in?

    thanks
    bex
     
  14. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    I don't get this program, once i unzip it, and i double click on it, it simply turns on...

    than do i just enter my hotmail information in regular under POP in Mail OSX?
     
  15. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I had the Hotmail plug in before till today something went NUTS with my email and it's now gone.

    Reloading is preventing me from opening/closing 'mail' and I can only close it with a force quit. Did something happen to this plug in or does anyone know what my problem is or where I can get any support for this?
     

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