Using Hotmail with Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bern1812, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. bern1812 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2008
    well i just got my mac a few days ago and im really liking it. Ive been using Adium to use MSN messenger and i like how simple it is, but i dont get any updates about email from it like i would using MSN Messenger 7 which i am kinda missing. I have tried setting up hotmail on Mail and i downloaded some patch that came up when i googled using hotmail on it, and it set up the account, but it wont import my inbox and such. Any ideas on how to get it to work?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Good integration with Gmail
    Not so much with HotMail... kinda hit and miss with every update

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. bern1812 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2008
    well i still couldnt get it to work, but i did get it to work with my school email account, so i got all my important notifications sent to that email. works pretty well so far
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    IMO, that's exactly it.

    Unless you want to keep figuring out ways of rigging Hotmail to work, I'd really consider getting a gmail account. Free IMAP makes accessing your email (and keeping everything in sync) from virtually any device a piece of cake.
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I use IziMail and get perfect push to Mail and my iPhone from my Hotmail account 100% of the time.;)
  6. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    do you have

    to pay to upgrade your hotmail acct so it can work on a mac...I think that is what I did with my sister's hotmail acct, to work with the mac mini
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Glad it works for you.

    My roommate uses IzyMail and it seems like once or twice a month he's complaining that something went wrong.

    Personally, I don't think that you should have to pay for/rely on a third-party hack to get your email. But that's just me. :)

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