Mail service for Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SR45, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. SR45 macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    OK, lets see if I can explain this to make it simple. Mac Mini in-rout and I want to set up my mail account.

    I already have Hotmail / G-mail / and Yahoo on my PC that will go into the closet upon recieving the Mac Mini.

    I have a cable modem from Brighthouse, but have not used my very old POP account from them in a decade or so and do not know it anylonger.

    Is it possible to just log onto the internet when I hook up my Mac Mini and get into my Gmail/hotmail/yahoo or do I have to go through some hoops for this what I believe to be a simple task ?

    Please tell me it is that simple :eek:
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can use OS X's built-in Mail app. All you need is the email address and password, it's very simple.
     
  3. SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    Just to clarify, all I do is put in the Mail app the g-mail account, enter my account name and password, without all that POP or SMTP stuff that I do not know or would I have to call Google/hotmail in order to get this mail.

    Can I just go into Hotmail.com/Gmail.com and log into my account that way ?

    That is how I do it now and its simple without going into or setting up another account first.

    Thanks, I tried googling this information and it never came back with a good answer on how to do it step by step or the easy way I described above. :eek:
     
  4. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    You can login into their web sites to handle your email or as suggested, setup the native Mac OS mail client by just typing in your username and password. These settings are automatic for most major services like Yahoo, Gmail and AOL. I don't remember if hotmail is included and your local providers setup won't be in there, so you'll need to know there specific info, which should be easy enough to get by logging into there support web site.

    I personally hate web mail, so using the native email client is the option I use.
     
  5. SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    Thank you for taking your time with this question. Was wondering about this before turning off my PC for the last time. ;)

    Just read another site doing google search and found that one can just sign into gmail or yahoo as I do now from going to the web.

    :D
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Hotmail is included.
     
  7. SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Another good sign. Thanks Hellhammer ;)
     
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    the new mail app on Lion is like the iOS mail app! It will do most email out there.
     

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