mac mail, pop?


macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 5, 2005
wanting to know if there are any free online emails that are pop that i could use with mac mail? id love to use mac mail but dont have a .mac account nor do i own a domain for the pop mail.

thanks! please help!


macrumors 68030
Nov 17, 2004
The Msp
Heb1228 said:
You can use Yahoo, hotmail or Gmail. Almost any free service allows pop access.
Actually, I know Yahoo only allows POP if you pay for their priceier service, I think it might be the same with hotmail. I got a Gmail account specifically to use with Mail because they allow you to use POP, and are free.

If you need a Gmail account, I have 50 invites just sittin' around, just PM me and I'll send you one.


Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I don't think Hotmail offers free POP either. However, there is this plug-in to get Hotmail in which works rather nicely.

Reports on Yahoo seem to be mixed. I only got free POP service while I was a Yahoo SBC DSL customer. I don't anymore. But some people say, perhaps in the UK? That it's free for them.

I don't see a compelling reason to use Yahoo Mail or Hotmail over GMail at the present... although I have all three.


macrumors 65816
Jan 27, 2005
One Endless Loop
I love yahoo mail. Its $20 a year but you get pop and disposable addresses unlimited. I have an email address for every place I register that way if I start getting spammed I can eliminate that email address. Funny though. Now that I am not using my comcast email account I get no spam. Those bastards along with brighthouse networks are soley responsible for all spam in the US. They sell your email. Literally the same day I got comcast I had 13 spam emails in my inbox. Yahoo mail rocks.
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