4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2013 1:00 PM by WALTER-MILANO-ITALY
JM2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have set up Mail on iMac to link to Hotmail. If I delete an email in Mail, can it be deleted in Hotmail at the same time? I don't want emails to delete from Hotmail when downloaded to my iMac though, as I'd like to be able to access the emails in Hotmail when away from home. I just want my Mac Mail inbox to sync directly with my Hotmail inbox so that they are both the same. I don't seem to have a problem doing this on my iPhone.

  • 1. Re: Mail sync issue
    WALTER-MILANO-ITALY Level 4 Level 4 (2,175 points)

    Set "Leave the Messages on server after download" on the Mail preferences.

  • 2. Re: Mail sync issue
    JM2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Walter. That solves one half of the problem (keeping emails in Hotmail). What I am stuck with now is how, if I download and read/delete an email in Mail, how do I get Hotmail to recognise this? I can manage that from my iPhone (which I presume is an imap setting), but think the problem is that on Mail, its a POP account. Any ideas? Thanks

  • 3. Re: Mail sync issue
    iW00 Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)

    You need to check two things:

    1. Log in to your hotmail account and check settings on it. Check if hotmail allow mail clients to remove/delete messages from server.

    2. Open mail preferences->go to "Accounts"->Select your hotmail account->Check "mailbox behaviors" and check settings for "Trash". Make sure - if this option is presented - that "Store deleted messages on the server" is not selected.


    Make sure to delete messeges from mail trash too.

  • 4. Re: Mail sync issue
    WALTER-MILANO-ITALY Level 4 Level 4 (2,175 points)

    Hi JM2013.

    I do not think Hotmail support IMAP.  Therefore even on your iPhone it will have not an imap account.

    I am not sure if you can sync Hotmail with iCloud.

    Read here https://discussions.apple.com/message/11314439#11314439