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  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 10:33 AM (in response to MommaLady2010)

    MommaLady2010 wrote:

     

    It does work. If you setup Hotmail as an exchange account and have the server as m.hotmail.com

    It will pull in all of your Hotmail folders and to setup the folders to actually show the content go to Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars, (Account Name), Accounts to push, tap on all the folders you want so they have the checkmark!

     

    This only works on IOS devices (iPod/iPad/iPhone) it does not work on PC or Macs!

  • kai169 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 12:16 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    MommaLady2010 wrote:

     

    It does work. If you setup Hotmail as an exchange account and have the server as m.hotmail.com

    It will pull in all of your Hotmail folders and to setup the folders to actually show the content go to Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars, (Account Name), Accounts to push, tap on all the folders you want so they have the checkmark!

     

    This only works on IOS devices (iPod/iPad/iPhone) it does not work on PC or Macs!

    And that is interesting. How can hotmail check that is a ios device or an android device and allow it and if a mac or pc want to sync with the same settings than it will be blocked. Send the Mailclient the OS-Type in den Sync progress? I think a good way is that my mac fool the hotmail-exchange service and identify as an Iphone. Some ideas which way use hotmail to identifier the client -os?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 12:31 PM (in response to kai169)

    kai169 wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    MommaLady2010 wrote:

     

    It does work. If you setup Hotmail as an exchange account and have the server as m.hotmail.com

    It will pull in all of your Hotmail folders and to setup the folders to actually show the content go to Settings - Mail, Contacts, Calendars, (Account Name), Accounts to push, tap on all the folders you want so they have the checkmark!

     

    This only works on IOS devices (iPod/iPad/iPhone) it does not work on PC or Macs!

    And that is interesting. How can hotmail check that is a ios device or an android device and allow it and if a mac or pc want to sync with the same settings than it will be blocked. Send the Mailclient the OS-Type in den Sync progress? I think a good way is that my mac fool the hotmail-exchange service and identify as an Iphone. Some ideas which way use hotmail to identifier the client -os?

    Why don't you try it yourself?

  • Luis Alberto Lopez Ruiz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2011 1:36 PM (in response to MommaLady2010)

    I does not, I have tried the same settings that work ok on my iPhone but when I use Mail.app or Outlook 2011 I got a message that says "The Exchange server m.hotmail.com is not responding..." I think Exchange server identifies the client in the same manner a web server does, when you acces with different browsers, the web server can detect if you are using Firefox(mozilla x.0), Safari or IE. I think the email client sends a tag to the hotmail server so this one can deny a service based on that. and I think the M on m.hotmail.com stands for mobile. So it denies service to any other device that is not a smart phone

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  • alexisyancy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 11, 2011 10:58 AM (in response to El Potro)

    Dear All,

     

    Re: Importing folders from msn, hotmail and live into Apple Mail

     

    I have had some success using the following method. I have not tried it on Snow Leopard, Leopard or Tiger; only with Lion.

     

    You will need access to both your old windoze machine, a flash drive or similar storage device and your mac.

     

    1. Download and install (if you haven't already) Windows Live Mail into your old Windoze machine

    2. Setup your preexisting email account (hotmail, live, msn)

    3. Allow Windows Live Mail to synchronise fully so that all your online folders and their contents are now on your Windoze machine

    4. Select Export from the file menu and export your messages as Windows Live Mail format to a flash drive or other storage device

    5. Plug the flash drive or similar storgae device into your mac

    6. Open up Apple Mail (if you haven't already setup your msn, live or hotmail account with Apple mail then do so now) and select Import from the file menu

    7. And here's the weird bit. Select Apple Mail as the type of mail folder you are trying to import. Navigate to the flash drive or similar device where your Windows Live Mail folders are and import.

    Hey presto you have all your mail folders on your Apple Mail app

     

    Hope this works for the other operating systems too, please let us know if it does.

     

    Very best,

     

    Alexis (aka The Mactrician)

    http://www.mactrician.com

  • AGracie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 24, 2011 1:22 PM (in response to El Potro)

    Thank you for this post. I just downloaded mBox Mail for Mac - http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail-for-mac/  - and it synced my Hotmail to Outlook for Mac. I can see all my hotmail folders, however the mail in the folders does not seem to be downloading. Also, it does not support sub-folders. For exmple if you have a folder called Important, and under that you have another folder called Receipts, it will show the two folders as seperate folders. Since, the mail is not downloading, maybe it works on the Mail client on the Mac.

  • wongrayd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to Csound1)

    The server cannot be accessed. What is the number of internal and ecternal ports for the server?

  • SJSQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to AGracie)

    I have the same proble. I wonder if anyone could help in ths regards?

  • SJSQ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to AGracie)

     

     

    Thank you for this post. I just downloaded mBox Mail for Mac -http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail-for-mac/  - and it synced my Hotmail to Outlook for Mac. I can see all my hotmail folders, however the mail in the folders does not seem to be downloading. Also, it does not support sub-folders. For exmple if you have a folder called Important, and under that you have another folder called Receipts, it will show the two folders as seperate folders. Since, the mail is not downloading, maybe it works on the Mail client on the Mac.

     

    I have the same proble for downloading the sub folders. I would be pleased if anyone can help.


  • zihzahey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to Csound1)

    it didnot work

    u mean change the server name in the setting of the Mac Mail prog?

    thanks

  • DannyBoy831 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to alexisyancy)

    Hello, Alexis-

     

    Your solution was PERFECT for what I was hoping to accomplish...move my Hotmail folders over to the Apple email client.  This has been on my "to do" list for longer than I care to remember...and now it's DONE!

     

    Many, many thanks!

     

    -Dan :-)

  • alexisyancy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to DannyBoy831)

    Hi Dan,

     

    Thanks for the reply. It makes all the difference.

     

    Very best,

     

    Alexis.

     

    PS. Here's a repost for all those of you who have no idea what we're talking about:

     

    Dear All,

     

    Re: Importing folders from msn, hotmail and live into Apple Mail

     

    I have had some success using the following method. I have not tried it on Snow Leopard, Leopard or Tiger; only with Lion.

     

    You will need access to both your old windoze machine, a flash drive or similar storage device and your mac.

     

    1. Download and install (if you haven't already) Windows Live Mail into your old Windoze machine

    2. Setup your preexisting email account (hotmail, live, msn) with Windows Live Mail

    3. Allow Windows Live Mail to synchronise fully so that all your online folders and their contents are now on your Windoze machine

    4. Select Export from the file menu and export your messages as Windows Live Mail format to a flash drive or other storage device

    5. Remove the flash drive or storage device from your Windoze machine and plug it into your mac

    6. Open up Apple Mail (if you haven't already setup your msn, live or hotmail account with Apple mail then do so now) and select Import from the file menu

    7. And here's the weird bit. Select Apple Mail as the type of mail folder you are trying to import. Navigate to the flash drive or similar storage device where your Windows Live Mail folders are and import.

    Hey presto you have all your mail folders on your Apple Mail app

     

    Hope this works for the other operating systems too, please let us know if it does.

     

    Very best,

     

    Alexis (aka The Mactrician)

    http://www.mactrician.com

     

    I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.

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  • RamziB. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 10:23 AM (in response to alexisyancy)

    What u dont have windows anymore?

    i am also new to Mac a well and i have ML OS. I am trying to get all the folders in to apple mail.

    Thanks

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to wongrayd)

    wongrayd wrote:

     

    The server cannot be accessed. What is the number of internal and ecternal ports for the server?

    There are none, ActiveSync access to Hotmail is for IOS only.

  • hpham1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 9:29 PM (in response to El Potro)

    I finally got hotmail to work with my mac!

    Go to system preferences > mail, contacts & calendars > add exchange account. I couldn't add an account with exchange via Mail.

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