Mail - Hotmail

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marcnotrust, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. marcnotrust macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    I set my mail up for my Hotmail account and it pulled all my mails with no problem. I just logged into Hotmail on line and nearly all of my mails have gone. Does imail remove them from your webmail account?

  2. bigjobby macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2010
    London, UK
    Go to: Mail>Preferences>Accounts>highlight account>Advanced

    Uncheck Remove copy from server after retrieving a message
  3. marcnotrust thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2010
    Thanks for the reply. Ill do this later when Im back from work. Cheers.
  4. Azz82 macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2011
    That works for stopping future emails from being removed from my Hotmail Account, but is there away for putting back all of the emails that have been removed from my Hotmail Account and put are sitting in Mail on my Macbook Pro?

    I've searched dozens of Forum threads on this problem but have yet to see an answer for restoring the Hotmail Account Inbox?!
  5. bigjobby macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2010
    London, UK
    The IMAP protocol allows the functionality you're looking for but hotmail uses the POP3 protocol which only pulls down emails from the hotmail servers. However, there may be 3rd-party solutions that can provide a workaround.

    I'm not a big fan of POP3 myself.
  6. mape2k macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
    I've searched 5 minutes and came up with a solution:

    1. Get a account if you don't have one.
    2. It has IMAP support, so copy all of your local mails into the inbox of the account. They will now be available on the online store of gmail.
    3. Use TrueSwitch from hotmail to sync your gmail account with hotmail.
    4. You're done!

    Edit: Almost forgot,

    5. Stop using a POP mail account and start using one with IMAP support :D

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