6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2008 4:23 AM by benjamin_p9
Hegazy II Level 1 (0 points)
I have a new Macbook with Leopard. Mail does not seem to work with either account (that is Gmail and Hotmail). Now in Hotmail it doesn't work at all, whereas in Gmail I can receive but not send any mail. Note that my Hotmail account is like 6 years old now. When trying to send from Gmail, I ger an error message saying that my mail got rejected by the smtp server.

What's odd is that i have done all the basic troubleshooting. Entourage on the other hand works with both accounts. I have tried matching the settings without succes.

Thanks for your help.

Macbook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • floba Level 3 (695 points)
    Match your account settings in Mail with the data provided by Google [on this page|http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78799&topic=12814] (just click the link - I assume you are accessing Gmail via IMAP here, if not see below). Have you set the outgoing port to 587? Verify that 'Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)' is checked. Check whether your username and password are correct.

    Let me know if that solved your problem.


    PS: If you are accessing Gmail via POP see [this page|http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86394] instead for further info.

    Message was edited by: floba
  • Hegazy II Level 1 (0 points)
    Vielen Dank für deine Hilfe.

    I have tried the pop settings, though without succes. So i tried the imap settings you gave me and it seemed to have worked. Thanks a lot.
    I can't seem to solve the hotmail problem yet though. Still, I appreciate it.
  • dobes918 Level 4 (1,430 points)
    Right now, hotmail can't be sent to Mail unless you have a paid account. If you do, you can forward to gmail, which will then come to Mail (I find this easiest) or you can set it up with Mail directly. But unless you have a paid account, these options are not available to you.
  • Staan Level 1 (55 points)
    Can you use Hot mail with Entourage?
  • Hegazy II Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, it works brilliantly. I receive mail and send outgoing messages. However the junk filter doesn't seem to work.. (A problem since using Outlook on my old Toshiba)
  • benjamin_p9 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an msn premium account. Currently using msn explorer. How do i configure it so that i can access my hotmail through mail?