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mostlydave Calculating status...
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Aug 31, 2010 12:54 PM
With the release of the new Exchange Active sync for hotmail accounts I was able to setup my iphone and ipad for exchange active sync but when I try remove my hotmail account from the mail app and setup my account it automatically makes it pop3, is there someway to overide this that I'm missing or is it not possible to use exchange active sync in the mail app yet?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • muratgt Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2010 8:16 PM (in response to mostlydave)
    press option key while clicking on continue button, and it should let you do manual settings.
    i already tried to set ActiveSync with mac mail, it doesn't work.

    edit: I thought you were on OS X, sorry...

    Message was edited by: muratgt
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  • heytaxi Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2010 8:20 PM (in response to mostlydave)
    You can’t and probably never will be able to do so. Hotmail access using Exchange Activesync is only for mobiles.

    Think of it this way: Companies pay big money to Microsoft to use Exchange as email for their organizations. Microsoft can’t make Hotmail for Exchange via desktop, because then nobody would pay them for the Exchange servers. Every company would use free Hotmail and get free Exchange with it (which is bad for Microsoft)
    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 3 GB RAM
  • heytaxi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2010 7:04 AM (in response to mostlydave)
    Yes, maybe in the next Mac Office
    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 3 GB RAM
  • mecklists Level 4 Level 4 (1,795 points)
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    Sep 3, 2010 2:04 PM (in response to mostlydave)
    Microsoft has only enabled Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) on their Hotmail servers. This supports only mobile devices.

    To enable you to connect Apple Mail or Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft will need to enable Exchange Web Services on their Hotmail servers. They have not done this and they have made no announcement that they will do this.
    MacBook Pro 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • heytaxi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2010 9:06 PM (in response to mostlydave)
    Does anybody know how to suggest features to Apple? Right now all my Windows Live contacts are in the cloud, and it’d make things so much simpler to be able to pull this onto my mac...
    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 3 GB RAM
  • NicholazzzZ Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2010 8:45 AM (in response to mostlydave)
    Use Fluent Factory: mBox Mail for Mac
    http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail-for-mac/
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  • Lucky Luxy Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2010 10:58 AM (in response to NicholazzzZ)
    Thanks for suggesting mBox Mail for Mac, it works brilliantly!! God knows how they manage to get Hotmail working via IMAP, but it does, its like magic, I wish I knew how they did it! lol
    Do you know of a similar app but for Windows?? Many thanks!!
    MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 3G, Apple TV, iPod Nano
  • kurtish Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2010 11:12 PM (in response to Lucky Luxy)
    For windows you can use Microsoft's windows live mail desktop. It's similar to outlook but its just a desktop client for you to connect to your web accounts. You can use it for your hotmail or live account, as well as connect to gmail, yahoo, etc. At least you could when i was using it, back when i had a PC.

    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mail?os=other
    macbook pro mid-2009, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Lucky Luxy Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Nov 21, 2010 8:24 AM (in response to kurtish)
    No, I meant is there a similar app to mBox Mail for Mac, but for Windows? In other words, a Windows app that does the same thing as mBox Mail, which is to allow Hotmail to be accessed by a desktop email client by IMAP not POP3?
    MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G, Apple TV, iPod Nano
  • javajunkie Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2010 7:57 PM (in response to Lucky Luxy)
    Luxy,
    As kurtish mentioned, the free Windows Live Mail (part of Windows Live Essentials) IS the Windows equivalent to mBox Mail. It provides fully synced desktop access to your email, contacts, and calendar. If you want to use Outlook instead, you can install the free Outlook Connector to access mail, contacts, and calendar. Both solutions are full bi-directional "Exchange-like" sync. It is NOT POP3 access.
    Windows 7
  • Lucky Luxy Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Dec 2, 2010 1:58 PM (in response to javajunkie)
    Ok, thanks, I understand now lol
    If I wanted to use Thunderbird, for example, it would only work through POP3 though, is this correct?
    MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3G, Apple TV, iPod Nano
  • javajunkie Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 2, 2010 3:43 PM (in response to Lucky Luxy)
    Yes, you can access Hotmail in Thunderbird (or any email client) via POP3. But I highly recommend using Windows Live Mail instead -- it's a lot nicer than Thunderbird and you can access any email account in it.
    Windows 7
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