642 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2005 8:23 PM by Rich Hagan
You need to use a plugin but be careful if you have just update to 10.4.3 and the latest Mail.app. It may cause instability following the update.
The plugin is at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/httpmail-plugin
I just got a Powerbook G4 with OS X 10.4.3. I installed the httpmail plugin and it doesn't seem to work. When setting up the Hotmail account I get as far as the Incoming Mail Server section. After entering hotmail.com and clicking'Continue', for a split second it appears as though it's looking up the server and then it just stops. I am unable to continue with the set up. So I'm currently unable to set up Hotmail in Mail(Version 2.0.5)
after you got the plug-in you got to restsrt the computer. when youv done that open up mail and auto thingy should come up to add an account, if it doesnt go to preferences/accounts.
follow the steps below
Select Mail | Preferences... from the Mac OS X Mail menu.
Go to the Accounts category.
Click the + ("Create an account.") button.
Make sure httpmail is selected as the Account Type:.
Enter "Hotmail" (or something similar) as the Description: for this account.
Type your Hotmail address (something like "firstname.lastname@example.org") under Email Address:.
Enter your name under Full Name:.
Make sure the Incoming Mail Server: is set to "hotmail.com".
Enter your Hotmail user name ("hmmzl", for example) under User Name:.
Type your MSN Hotmail password under Password:.
Select None under Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):.
Close the Accounts window.
Getting the same message too when trying to configure Mail to work with my husband's hotmail account... looks like hotmail changed something and even with the http plugin, it doesn't work.
I read that the plugin works only with older accounts but my husband has had his account for about 7 years now... I'd say that's old enough but I may be wrong.
I got this working.
Download the plug in from:
Turn off mail.
Install the plugin.
Go to mail preferences and create a new user account by hitting the plus sign at the bottom left of the window.
Now under the account type pane you will see that you now have the option for http mail. Select it.
Fill in the rest of your account details and you should be good to go.