Hotmail via Mac Mail Solution?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bmouthboyo, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. bmouthboyo macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2013
    Hi Guys,

    First of all I have done a lot or research into this on the forums so please don't flame me for asking it here, I just cannot find a definitive solution.

    I want to continue using my hotmail email account that I have been for 10 years, however the mail application on my MAC will not sync my folders or emails I have deleted with the server. This all works fine on my ipad 2. I am aware that the hotmail servers can tell the OS and as a result seem to be not allowing the MAC to use anything but the POP3 protocol which does not allow what I want.

    i have tried using with no luck and also Mbox which seemed to do nothing (not helped by it's user guide that made reference to Entourage?? but did not say what the hell that is).

    It baffles me how in this technological age simple compatibility like this exists, and to be honest ruins the user experience.

    Does anyone know of a method where I can have full access to my hotmail account, sync folders not just download them once and delete emails locally and from the server?

    I do not want to switch to gmail as my current hotmail address is my exact name with no silly numbers or unmemorable initials.:(
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    I don't think you can, hotmail does not have IMAP.

    At this time IMAP is not supported by Hotmail.
  3. bmouthboyo thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2013
    What a god awful ordeal that was!!!

    Having to log into countless websites and change email address, forwarding old emails, importing folders to gmail, setting reply settings. Then the headaches...

    I don't like having multiple accounts etc. as they are vulnerabilities, so I wanted to delete my old hotmail email from all the google products out there now (youtube, calender etc.). So after linking them all to my new gmail address I delete my old google link with hotmail.... mistake.

    I receive a call after thinking all them hours are coming to an end and low and behold my girlfriend is calling but no caller ID for her name!! You guessed it, contacts GONE. The contacts must have been stored on google or something cause they sure as hell were no where to be found, also play store wont log in and purchases lost. So I recover my google link account. No luck with contacts. Not a problem I think I shall use iCloud sync and sync some contacts to google contacts on my new account and carry on. Nope apple contacts don't play with others. Extremely annoying.

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