7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2009 4:42 PM by ezzequiel
mlees Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi there - just wanted to know if it was at all possible to use the Macbook Mail application to send/receive email from my Hotmail account!!


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (284,860 points)
    Download and set up httpmail.

  • Horror in Oklahoma Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
    Starting in January 14th or 15th, depending on your country, you can now check Hotmail messages without Hotmail Plus with Apple Mail. Ask a search guy named Google or whatever his name is about 'Checking Hotmail Messages with Apple Mail' for more information.
  • kennyk11 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Httpmail no longer works .. but yes you can now use Mac mail to send and receive messages from hotmail

    Here’s the information to configure your account on your preferred e-mail client:

    - POP3 Server: pop3.live.com (port 995)
    - SMTP Server: smtp.live.com (port 25)
    Note: Please make sure to check the box that indicates that your outgoing server requires authentication (in most e-mail clients, this is not checked by default).
    - Username: your full e-mail address
    - Password: your Windows Live ID password

    Also, our POP3 service requires that you use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with the POP and SMTP connection and use SMTP authentication. This is to ensure that your e-mail address and password are not subject to tampering.

    Oh! and be sure and register on live.com .. i have a hotmail account and i had to do so
  • BreecesPieces58 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I dont understand what to put in all the info boxes. Incoming mail server etc,
  • mkrtu9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Me either and this is killing me. The incoming mail server and description box is what I have no idea about. I tried putting the pop3.live.com and smtp.live.com in those boxes but it doesn't work.

    Beats me.
  • mkrtu9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok its working... In the description I put hotmail and in the incoming mail server I put pop3.live.com . Then on the next screen it asked for an outgoing server and I put smtp.live.com . In the description box I put hotmail again. I checked the two boxes and it took off.
  • ezzequiel Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    it worked for me perfectly! thanks