Need Help With Sparrow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LadyQ, May 9, 2011.

  1. LadyQ macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
    So I've downloaded the full version of Sparrow for Mac and I've managed to add my Yahoo, Gmail and my college's account. But I'm having some problems adding my Hotmail account. It asks for the IMAP Server and Port. Hotmail's IMAP Server is and the Port is 995. But when I enter it and click next I keep getting this message "Connection to the mail server could not be established. Either your connection is not available or the mail server is unavailable". So what shall I have for the IMAP Server instead?
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Unless there was a recent change, Hotmail does not support IMAP.
  3. LadyQ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
    Sparrow at first supported only Gmail accounts. But it got updated and now it supports Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. Which is the main reason why I downloaded it in the first place. Check the link:

    There has to be a way I could add my Hotmail account. :(
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I could be wrong but I think the only way to get Hotmail with IMAP is to be a premium user which means you have to pay a yearly fee for hotmail. As a regular user you can only use pop3 or set it up as an exchange account, neither of which is supported by Sparrow.
  5. Examinus macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2010
    POP3 is POP3, not IMAP, so Sparrow doesn't support it. You'll have to set up forwarding through GMail to get it.
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Why not use OS X's default mail app? It supports Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail no problems.

    Btw, Hotmail is POP3, not IMAP.
  7. gks macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2010
    That's a magazine website.

    I'd suggest checking out Sparrow's Website. Or even reading their Mac App Store summary and feature list.

    I see no mention of Hotmail on their official supported services list.
  8. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I would like to resurrect this thread
    as I have just discovered Sparrow,
    and so far, love it.

    How do I change the order in which
    my emails are listed?

    Currently, the newest email goes to
    the top of the list. I would like it
    instead to go to the bottom.

    Can't figure out how to change that order.


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