Mail with Hotmail

tikibangout

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Jul 20, 2005
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Hi, I signed up for the .Mac 30 day free trial. Mail is currently set to that email address. However, I was wondering if I could change Mail to use my MSN Hotmail email address. If so, how do I do this. Sorry if its been said, but I couldn't find an answer. thanks.
 

ohcrap

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Aug 12, 2005
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I don't think you can unless your Hotmail account is POP. The free versions, as far as I know, won't work. Could be wrong... :confused:
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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This is probably that thread you were looking for tikibangout. :)

You just need to download httpmail. It's a plug in for Mail but it doesn't necessarily work all the time. I think the main problem is with newer Hotmail accounts since Microsoft is trying to make everyone use Outlook now.



Edit: beaten by the mighty mkrishnan. :p
 

ohcrap

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Aug 12, 2005
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Just remembered, I had installed that plugin a while back and couldn't get it to work for the life of me, hope you have better luck with it. I just signed up for a gmail account.. :)
 

Rod Rod

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Sep 21, 2003
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ohcrap said:
I just signed up for a gmail account.. :)
This is the best solution for tikibangout, because Gmail doesn't have the restrictions that Hotmail does, and Gmail works great with Mail.app.
 

tikibangout

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Jul 20, 2005
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Philadelphia, PA
I'm not sure my email is a generic, free hotmail one. I have had DSL with MSN Premium. I set up all new email accounts with MSN Premium. I'm guessing this means mine is POP. What should I do if it is?
 
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