using Mail.app for hotmail

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  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    Hey there...last week my iphone 'mail' suddenly started being able to get my hotmail...so since then ive tried to use Mail.app on my imac to get my hotmail but it is not working....seems pretty straight forward but it is not working...
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    10.4.1

    i need a 3rd party app to use Mail.app for hotmail? that sucks!
     
  4. celticpride678

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    Same thing with Yahoo! Mail. That's how they make money, make you pay for POP3 Support.
     
  5. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Zonyc macrumors member

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    No you dont need to pay for pop3 support with hotmail. A while back they made pop3 available for everyone. Here is how you set it up:

    POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)
    POP SSL required? Yes
    User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
    Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
    SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25)
    Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
    TLS/SSL required? Yes

    Ive been using it for more than a year and it works flawlessly.
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    MacOS X 10.4.1? You need to spend some serious time in Software Update. It will update you to MacOS X 10.4.11 and take you from Safari 2 to Safari 4 and install numerous recommended bug fixes and security updates.
     

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