Hotmail With Mail?

prostuff1

macrumors 65816
Jul 29, 2005
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Don't step into the kawoosh...
gmail is great if you only have one mac as it allows you to set up mail using POP3.

If you have more then one mac (or maybe for another reason) i would suggest AOL e-mail. I use AOL for most of my accounts as they use IMAP instead of POP3. Basically IMAP stores everything on there servers and updates accordingly when you look at one of your e-mails, so that you arn't looking at the same e-mail twice and thinking it is new.
 

Cristobol

macrumors newbie
Jul 18, 2007
19
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Michigan, US
I got my hotmail working and i don't have the plus hotmail junk. I'll get back to you on how i did it...I can't exactly remember lol
 

Cristobol

macrumors newbie
Jul 18, 2007
19
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Michigan, US
This isn't suppose to work with non plus hotmail users, but I tried it and it worked. Hope it works for you! :)


Install the HTTP Mail Plugin at the website listed below:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/httpmail-plugin

Once installed, open mail and go to Preferences -> Accounts and create a new account with the following details:

Account Type: httpmail
Description: Hotmail (or something similar)
Email Address: example123@hotmail.com (your hotmail address)
Full Name: Your Name
Incoming Mail Server: hotmail.com
User Name: example123 (your hotmail user name)
Password: Your Hotmail Password
Outgoing Mail server: None
 

thuff13

macrumors member
Jun 26, 2007
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I believe that if you have an old enough Hotmail account the HTTP plug-in should work for you. However, at some point they changed their policy, I believe, so that you have to pay to access Hotmail from any email app (including Outlook/ Outlook Express). If you opened your account after that change you will have to pay for it to work. At least that is my understanding. The HTTP plug-in works for me, but my account is like 10 years old.