9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2009 5:40 PM by ricman1103
ricman1103 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Well i have been using mail application on my mac for quite some time now, its amazing but im having a little problem. I bought my mac in march this year and my hotmail account is from 2004, obviously, i haven't started receiving mails and putting them in folders this year. So my folders are already configured on my hotmail account. Is there anyway to import this folders to mail, so I could use it without having to see those tons of messages in my inbox?

Thanks, Ricardo.

Macbook Aluminum late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Intel 2.4 GHz 2gb RAM
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    Greetings,

    Sorry, but you cannot import those folders from Hotmail. If you want the messages, you'd have to pay for a Hotmail Plus account, which is $20 per year, and then you could send/receive messages through Mail on your Mac. Otherwise, those messages are in a proprietary format.
  • ricman1103 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    no i can already receive/send messages from my hotmail account i think they have finished the plus thing. ive just put the incoming server for pop3.live.com and the outgoing server to smtp.live.com. i already have the the messages downloaded but i dont have my older folders created in my hotmail account. btw, is there any way to import folders from any other email service?
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    If you can already send/receive from your Hotmail account via Mail, then you cannot import any folders from Hotmail; you'd have to create those folders in Mail and move the appropriate messages into the folders.

    btw, is there any way to import folders from any other email service?


    No, you can't do that.
  • ricman1103 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Golden Shoes wrote:
    If you can already send/receive from your Hotmail account via Mail, then you cannot import any folders from Hotmail; you'd have to create those folders in Mail and move the appropriate messages into the folders.

    btw, is there any way to import folders from any other email service?


    No, you can't do that.


    Oh cmon man, there are some things on apple i just cant understand, it seems so simple, all I want are my folders in my computer! These are the times I start thinking about opening vmware fusion.
  • Golden Shoes Level 5 Level 5 (4,015 points)
    This has nothing to do with Apple, and everything to do with Hotmail and their proprietary system. Since you can't do what you want, you'll need to do the next best thing, which is create the folders in Mail yourself and then move the relevant messages to those folders.
  • sparkimarke Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi
    up to last week I was able to have all my hotmail folders on my mail but that was because I was using Daniel Parnell's great httpmail plugin (respect!). But now the nice people at Microsoft have reconfigured their servers to pop3 and httpmail won't work! I can get my mail now I have reconfigured to pop3 but no folders. I thought Smart mailboxes would be the answer but they just copy mail so you have 2 versions of the same message, not as handy as separate folders. Any suggestions please?
  • DjBeNNeTT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Did you ever find a way to do this, Sparkimarke?

    Its the downfall of the Mail.app ...
    Roll on Outlook for Mac >_<
  • Gutemberg Ribeiro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same **** issue.
    On Outlook, Firebird and My own Windows-based(made using .Net Framework) mail client, I can still getting my Hotmail folders after the server changes from IMAP/WebDAV to POP3/SMTP.
    The good thing with this change was that now, I'm able to sync Hotmail accounts with iPhone.
    The bad thing, is that I cant get the **** folders on Mail.app anymore.

    Some simple things on Apple's applications are very weird like this, iPhone camera is poor since it doesn't have a decent camera lens and flash for a better quality pictures at night, and the fact that on iPhone Mail.app, you can't mark all messages as Read, or simple sync the state(read, unread, replied, forwarded) of the messages between Mail.app and iPhone Mail.app. This make Mail.app a VERY simple and poor on features email client but, we are forced to use it instead of use other mail clients like Firebird, Entourage(and the next version of Microsoft Outlook for Mac that will come soon) since Apple don't allow iPhone Mail to sync with other email clients

    So, Apple guys, pay attention on users feedbacks, and try just follow the market and don't close Mac stuff on a black box that we can't interact with.

    Gutemberg Ribeiro
  • ricman1103 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i dont know if it has something to do with ilife but im waiting until 2010 for the new ilife and probally some new features of snow leopard. its just about waiting. util this, i will stay using email via the internet.