httpmail plugin- cant get it to work


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 27, 2006
when ever i try and get mail is says this account wont work be cause it cant connect online, anyone successfully gotten this to work?


Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
It's not a trojan horse. :rolleyes:

Some people have claimed that newer Hotmail accounts do not support this protocol, but that older ones were grandfathered into this feature even if they are free accounts.

I know that mine works.

You might explore another alternative such as MacFreePOPs. Discussion of how it works here. See reply 21. Because I was already using MacFreePOPs for Yahoo, I decided to just run both of them under it and disable HTTPMail....

My experience is that both HTTPMail and MacFreePOPs tend to have connection failures to Hotmail a lot. But they do work in general. They both work for me, that is. MacFreePOPs should work for you whether you have an "old" Hotmail account or a "new" one.