Hotmail With Mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by saxondale., Jul 17, 2007.

  1. saxondale. macrumors 6502

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  2. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    YES, you can. I do, BUT you need to have a hotmail Plus (When you pay more, something like $19.95 a year for more space). Then there is a file you can download that you use as a plug in with mail to receive your hotmail with Mac Mail.

    Read this website for the steps:

    http://email.about.com/cs/macosxmailtips/qt/et042503.htm

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  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Hotmaill doesn't allow pop access anymore unless you pay for it like The Stig said.

    Try using gmail.com.
     
  4. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I don't pay for it... but I'm special :)

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  5. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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  7. Cristobol macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  8. Cristobol macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  9. thuff13 macrumors member

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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.
     
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