How to Get Hotmail to Work in Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rs7, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. rs7 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    I've tried a few things but haven't been successful with any. What is the best free way to get my Hotmail account to work in Mail? (I know Hotmail is terrible. I'm trying to consolidate all my accounts into my account)

  2. rs7 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    That's if you have a paid subscription. It also gives a link for how to get it to work for free, but I've tried that, and couldn't get it to work...and there seemed to be some translation problems with the program.
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Can you autoforward all the email going from your Hotmail account to your home account?
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Getting Hotmail to work with Mail is a very sketchy proposition
    Some claim to have it working OK
    Most say it is erratic at best or doesn't work at all

    Good luck... many either switch to Gmail or some other service
    Or they give up altogether

    If I recall, you can only forward to another Hotmail account, not another service :(

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Hmm... you're right. I tried it and no dice.

    It looks... like... they tried to port it with CIDER?! The .mailbundle folder looks like a ripped-apart version of the Cider shell!
  6. solidgoldmini macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2004
    In a house. On a street. In a city.
    This works

    There's a plugin I use to check my Hotmail in Mail.
    Go here:
    There's a link to his download page with the plugin. It works like a charm and comes with a PDF to tell you how to use it. And it's free.
  7. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    You could get a GMX email address which can grab emails from your Hotmail account. Then you set it to forward to Mail.
  8. rs7 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Perfect! Thank you so much. But is there any way that the Junk E-mail could go into the inbox? It created a Junk E-mail folder under a Hotmail tab seperate from the Mailbox tab (but the hotmail mailbox is in the mailbox tab)

  9. Zonyc macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    You can use izymail (paid) which I used to use until I found macfreepops.

    The only problem is its a bit iffy lately. After this new hotmail "upgrade" mail no longer marks the mail in hotmail as read anymore; now when you log in to hotmail, all of your email will be unread. A minor issue, but an annoyance none the less.

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