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  • samantha546 Level 1 Level 1

    Tried so many different ways to get around it but in the end, I changed my email to gmail. Total pain.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8

    samantha546 wrote:


    Tried so many different ways to get around it but in the end, I changed my email to gmail. Total pain.

    There is no way around it, Hotmail is a POP system, it will not sync on a Mac or a PC.

  • pubbing Level 1 Level 1

    Go to Mail, Contacts & Calendars in System Preferences, scroll down to "Add other account ..." and then "Add a Mail account" enter hotmail credetials and you are done!

  • Chrisma01 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks a lot Matty_V.

    The information in the link worked as treat. All my hotmaial folder synched. I willl explain the steps as all of us as I believe we have POP mail in Mac mail application and we don't have the option to chose iMAP. The steps if you have mountain lion are s;ight;y different than what was in the link and thery are:

    1.       Open Mac Mail.

    2.       From the File menu, choose Add Account…

    3.       Input Email Address/User Name as a dummy value, like

    4.       Input Password to a dummy value, like “password”.

    5.       Click Continue.

    6.       You will recieve a warning message, just ignore it and click Connect

    7.       Choose Account Type: IMAP. you can choose Description as Hotmail

    8.       Input the following as the Incoming Mail Server:

    9.       in here, enter your actual username (including for exaple) and actual password.

    10.     Click Continue.

    11.     Input the following as the Outgoing Mail Server: Leave discription empty

    12.     Choose to Use Authentication.

    12.     Click Continue.

    13.     Click Create.


    Enjoy guys. A big relieve for me now and I hope for all of you

  • gpress Level 1 Level 1

    I am very concerned about these ionstructions from Chrisma01. It says to "ignore the error message". But when you read the error message it actuallys says that "you might be connected to a server that is pretending to be "" which could put your confidential information at risk!". And after you have made the necessary changes, you might have given your personal login and password away!!??


    I don't know too much about this stuff, but will stay clear of any dodgy sounding instructions and stick to my GMAIL, which beautifully synchronises everything. Unless a more experienced and respected member here can advise. Maybe this should even be forwarded to Apple Support..

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8

    You can ignore the error message, the Outlook Imap service is new and as such is an unknown quantity so far. But unless you distrust Microsoft it safe to use.


    Gmail is superior though (at this time)

  • Chrisma01 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi gpress,

    I feel frustrated when people like you talk about others in a bad manner. you could have simply asked.

    Anyway, if you read the instruction carefully you will notice that by the stage when you receive the warning message, you have not entered any correct data. What you actually do is to Mac mail transfer to the manual mail set-up than using the automated one and there will be no connection as there is no server called Then when you enter your correct credentials, you will modify at the same time the server's address to outlook server before you connect.

    If you check the link that Matty_V has provided, it is from Microsoft and who answered the question is a Microsoft moderator.

    As Csound1 said, it is a new service, and I think in the future this will be added to Mac mail anyway. I agree as well with Csound1 that Gmail is superior at this time, but for someone like me who recently moved to Mac and I am using my Hotmail for 17 years, then it is more convenient to stay using Hotmail.

  • MacPar Level 1 Level 1

    Hi  all,


    Carried out the instructions supplied by "alexisyancy" and can report that all my folders are listed under a folder marked "Import" the same as AavUK.


    My problem is that all the messages are numbered like 00000000-00000000.eml not named and also out of order making it impossible to find a particular message.


    I would like to know if anyone else has this problem and have the resolved it or not.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8

    Delete all that you Imported and setup Hotmail as an Imap account instead of POP.

  • MacPar Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Csound1


    Set up a new account as Chrismas01 and Matt_V link to Marie_V


    This is the missing link


    Many thank

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8

    You're welcome.

  • Drammattex Level 1 Level 1

    You're amazing. Been looking for this solution for days. It worked perfectly for me. Thank you!

  • Chrisma01 Level 1 Level 1

    You're welcome

  • AttiVoid Level 1 Level 1

    You are a genius .-) Thanx a lot!!