msn for mac help? and mail app?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by XxpikachuxX, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2009
    hi there i have a problem with my msn for mac in my aluminum macbook i when i try to change my display picture and press ok nothing happens the "ok" buttin is just glowind back and forth but i click it and nothing happens how can i change my picture? i have msn 7.2

    also how can i conect my hotmail wiht maill app can you giv me like and introtuction? and what to put in the settings?

  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    Hotmail is a terrible service, and you should consider switching to something a little more open and friendly... say, Google's Gmail?

    That being said, here's how you setup Hotmail using POP. (IMAP, which is "better" than POP, isn't available as Hotmail charges users a fee to have that access -- all another reason to consider switching to Gmail, it's free.)

    Step 1: go to preferences and add a new account.
    Step 2: enter your name, your hotmail email and password
    Step 3: The settings then are:
    Account Type: POP
    Description: anything you want
    Incoming Mail Server:
    Username: or, which ever your email is
    Password: Your own password
    Step 4: Hit next, then for description anything you want
    Outgoing mail server:, check always use this server
    Check Use Authentication: enter your email and password

    Step 5: And thats it your done, check take account online and hit create and you will see all your Hotmail, mail start coming in.

  3. KillerMac macrumors newbie


    Jan 4, 2009
    I love hotmail or live its great service just not with mac. So here is what i recomend use "adium" for your messenger it works 100% with live or hotmail accounts I recomend it You can aslo try "amsn" but adium is the best! you dont have to switch:D
  4. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
    +1 on the Gmail! I use it primarily for Japanese emailing. ;) My MSN email is screwy with UniCode Japanese text. And for some reason, I can never reply to Japanese cell phone email using MSN.

    I only use MSN for xbox live and business emailing in America. Gmail is all around flexible.

    Oh yah, and also +1 on Audium. It's a great client for Mac, even though my smallest gripe on it is that you can only see your change in font/ color, and the recipient cannot. Other than that, it's light and easy to use.

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