Trying to set up college email with Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HappinessMan, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. HappinessMan macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    My school's email uses hotmail as their provider, but instead of it's Everytime I my login and password at Account setup, the incoming mail server rejects my username/password. Same with the outgoing mail server. Any way to correct this?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You should probably check your school's IT website to see if they have instructions for setting up third-party mail clients.
  3. RHatton macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Louisville, KY
    I was always under the impression that hotmail is not supported by apple mail or any mail client for that matter because of restrictions on using the incoming/outgoing mail servers of hotmail. You may need to check with the school IT personnel and ask them if its possible.
  4. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2004
    It does work, but the hotmail servers are pretty bad and will frequently stop working for no apparent reason. They will say your password was rejected at random times for no reason: just enter it again. Here are the correct settings, though:
    *Full* username:
    Type: POP3
    Incoming server:
    Incoming server port 995 with SSL on
    Outgoing server:
    Outgoing server port: 587 with TLS security on
    Outgoing server requires authentication (enter same username and password).

  5. emdude macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    any more help on this i seem to be having problems

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