I ditched and switched

EJBasile

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Finally, today I had the chance to go to the apple store and purchase my PowerBook G4 12" Superdrive. It works so well! Its fast and responsive and the scroll function with two fingers function works perfectly. For the last 2 hours I've been setting it up. I also bought the BT mouse which unfortuantly does not always work great on my desk because it is a little reflective. I also got the free Espon C86 printer and Belkin 7-Port USB hub. My only gripe at this point is that when the caps lock light key is pressed, the greed light goes through the caps lock key (because its the same keyboard on the illuminated keyboard models).

I do have a question though, how do you set up a "Mail" account thingy with a hotmail.com account. ~Thanks
 

blackfox

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EJBasile said:
Finally, today I had the chance to go to the apple store and purchase my PowerBook G4 12" Superdrive. It works so well! Its fast and responsive and the scroll function with two fingers function works perfectly. For the last 2 hours I've been setting it up. I also bought the BT mouse which unfortuantly does not always work great on my desk because it is a little reflective. I also got the free Espon C86 printer and Belkin 7-Port USB hub. My only gripe at this point is that when the caps lock light key is pressed, the greed light goes through the caps lock key (because its the same keyboard on the illuminated keyboard models).

I do have a question though, how do you set up a "Mail" account thingy with a hotmail.com account. ~Thanks
Congratulations on your PB.

I actually bought a shuffle yesterday when I broke my old mp3 Discman moving. Ironically, the Apple Retailer I went to wasn't going to have them until next week, but Circuit City across the street did.

I then went back to the Mac store and explained that circuit city had shuffles, at which they were annoyed (at Apple, not me). They then let me use a mac mini to transfer music from an mp3 CD to the shuffle. Cool guys.

As for you mail/hotmail connection, you used to be able to use "httpmail" (iirc), but Hotmail disabled such linking so afaik you (and I ) are out of luck. Maybe someone knows more...

btw, I really like the shuffle.
 

mrjamin

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EJBasile said:
I do have a question though, how do you set up a "Mail" account thingy with a hotmail.com account. ~Thanks
You can't. MS have used a proprietry system for this, and licensed it exclusively to Outlook. I don't even know if you can use hotmail in Entourage.
 

wnameth

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Nov 18, 2004
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Mail Preferences "Apple comma"

Description: email address
Email Address: self explanatory
Full Name: ..........
Incoming mail server: POP.cogeco.ca (i am sure hotmail is the same)
User Name: email address
password: hotmail password
Outgoing mail server SMTPL.cogeco.ca ( replace cogeco.ca with hotmail)

Congrats on the awesome PB
 

yuck

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Feb 25, 2005
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congrats on your pb
got a few question .... im thinking about buying a pb 12" too
1. what do you think bout the 12" is it ok for you or is it too small ?
2. did you buy the epson c86 with the $100 rebate deal ? hows the quality of the printer? because im thinking of getting a printer with my pb too, but im not sure which one to get

thanks
 

h0e0h

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ditch hotmail and i'll PM you a gmail invite if you'd like. I know it works with POP3 (so mail would support it). Let me know if you want one...
 

EJBasile

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yuck said:
congrats on your pb
got a few question .... im thinking about buying a pb 12" too
1. what do you think bout the 12" is it ok for you or is it too small ?
2. did you buy the epson c86 with the $100 rebate deal ? hows the quality of the printer? because im thinking of getting a printer with my pb too, but im not sure which one to get

thanks
I think the screen size of the 12" is fine, it can get a little tight but I like the size. Yes i bought the printer with the rebate. The quality of the print i good, but i have not used it much because it is going to be my back up printer. As for the physical quality I don't think its that great, it just seems flimsy or something.
 

acedickson

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Glad to hear you like it. That's the model I'll buy in June unless one of two things happen.

1. I save enogh for the 15" Superdrive

2. The G5's come out.
 

pianodude123

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h0e0h said:
ditch hotmail and i'll PM you a gmail invite if you'd like. I know it works with POP3 (so mail would support it). Let me know if you want one...
Hi...i am a newbie here, can someone tell me what all of these abbreviations mean ie "PM" Also, if anyone needs gmail, i got LOTS of invites!
 
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