12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2005 8:23 PM by Rich Hagan
Rich Hagan Level 1 Level 1
Does anyone know how to add a hotmail account to mail? i would like to not have to go to the web each time.

I have seen this done in outlook express.

  • Matt_Robinson Level 2 Level 2
    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
  • pwps Level 1 Level 1
    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)
  • Rich Hagan Level 1 Level 1
    okay, umm after i download the plugin then what?

  • Rich Hagan Level 1 Level 1
    Hey Matt

    thanks for the link, but how do i get hotmail into my mail, what are the incoming and outgoing?
    should i have ssl checked?


  • Joshua Woods Level 1 Level 1
    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 "hmmzl@hotmail.com") 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.
    Click Save.
  • Dirtydog69 Level 1 Level 1
    Works a treat,

    Nice 1
  • Blacklight Pocketknife Level 1 Level 1
    Ok I did everything that you said and I got this

    Could not connect to 'Hotmail'
    Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://upgrade.msn.com
  • Rich Hagan Level 1 Level 1
    got the same answer as blacklight, does not work and i have to force quit mail in the set up account screen

    what now??????
  • Snaklidoo Level 1 Level 1
    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.
  • Blacklight Pocketknife Level 1 Level 1
    Dirtydog69, Can you tell me how you got it to work??????
  • Rich Hagan Level 1 Level 1
    me too dirtydog, how did you get it to work?
  • closet bob Level 1 Level 1
    I got this working.

    Download the plug in from:


    Turn off mail.

    Install the plugin.

    Open mail.

    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.