12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2014 3:33 AM by Christofnz
Adrian Cartlidge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I have just bought a brand new macbook pro. I was previously using windows 7 with office 2010. Using the outlook hotmail connector i could connect to hotmail and view all my mail folders. With the mac imail.app it is not possible to view folders using POP, only the inbox and the sent items. I paid for Mac Office 2011 with Outlook only to find there is no outlook hotmail connector for the mac! Nightmare!

 

Otherthan using the hotmail website is there a way to view hotmail in imail or outlook with folders?

 

Thanks,

 

Adrian


MacBook Pro, iOS 5.0.1, Mac Office 2011
  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    Adrian Cartlidge wrote:

     

    Hi,

     

    I have just bought a brand new macbook pro. I was previously using windows 7 with office 2010. Using the outlook hotmail connector i could connect to hotmail and view all my mail folders. With the mac imail.app it is not possible to view folders using POP, only the inbox and the sent items. I paid for Mac Office 2011 with Outlook only to find there is no outlook hotmail connector for the mac! Nightmare!

     

    Otherthan using the hotmail website is there a way to view hotmail in imail or outlook with folders?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Adrian

    There is not, except on an iPad/Pod/Phone.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,535 points)

    I paid for Mac Office 2011 with Outlook only to find there is no outlook hotmail connector for the mac!

     

    As Hotmail and Outlook are both Microsoft products, shame on them, not Apple.

     

    You might wish to look at the MS Office:Mac forums to see if someone there has come up with a workabout:

     

    Office for Mac forums

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    Allan Jones wrote:

     

    I paid for Mac Office 2011 with Outlook only to find there is no outlook hotmail connector for the mac!

     

    As Hotmail and Outlook are both Microsoft products, shame on them, not Apple.

     

    You might wish to look at the MS Office:Mac forums to see if someone there has come up with a workabout:

     

    Office for Mac forums

    I think you meant to reply to the OP there Allan, I do not use Hotmail.

  • apexadam_work Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes it is a travesty and short sighted.  As a workaround I use izymail, a pay to use solution to turn hotmail into an iMAP option for Mac Outlook.  It hiccups occasionally and gives false messages but always me to move messages from other accounts into hotmail and subfolders etc...
    ~adam

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (29,975 points)

    I don't use Hotmail - I use Gmail - but I do use Outlook with Gmail as an IMAP account. If you switch to IMAP, I believe that all of your folders will migrate from the Hotmail server - that's what happened to me when I changed from POP to IMAP. I also have another, private IMAP account and all my folders from there are integrated under a different account.

     

    Try IMAP - it might solve your problems (might not, I don't know anything about Hotmail...).

     

    If all else fails, take your problem to the Mac for Office Outlook forum - the folks there are very nice and can guide you - step-by-step - on how to set up your Hotmail account for IMAP. And check out this MS tech tip - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2352963.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Clinton

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    clintonfrombirmingham wrote:

     

    I don't use Hotmail - I use Gmail - but I do use Outlook with Gmail as an IMAP account. If you switch to IMAP, I believe that all of your folders will migrate from the Hotmail server - that's what happened to me when I changed from POP to IMAP. I also have another, private IMAP account and all my folders from there are integrated under a different account.

     

    Try IMAP - it might solve your problems (might not, I don't know anything about Hotmail...).

     

    If all else fails, take your problem to the Mac for Office Outlook forum - the folks there are very nice and can guide you - step-by-step - on how to set up your Hotmail account for IMAP. And check out this MS tech tip - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2352963.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Clinton

    Hotmail does not support Imap.

  • xkenricx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    shame on them not apple? what?? cause its Microsofts responsibility to create software for apple? shame on apple for not using mapi capabilities with their own email program, shame on apple for nor making an email program that actually is worth using. ugg sorry, I don't mean to rant but really all these big box companies suck, god forbid any on of them make it completely easy to use one anothers eco system.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (42,270 points)

    Mapi is a proprietary system, you can't just 'use' it

     

    Please do a little checking before posting, it avoids making silly mistakes.

  • EdOfTheMountain Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Some non-MacOutlook options that have worked for me for both Hotmail and Exchange accounts are:

     

    • Apple Mail
    • Thunderbird
    • AirMail

     

    I use Apple Mail at work to connect to corporate Exchange mail instead of Outlook as well as personal gmail and hotmail accounts.

     

    -Ed

  • catherine281 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I synchronized my mail,and get hotmail as well as my internet providers, it was easy.

     

    I have a macbookpro OS X 10.8.5

  • gluppy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Outlook for MAC 2011 with hotmail.

     

    Well, the answer is to turn off two step verification in outlook or hotmail in your microsoft settings. After several hours of repeating painful attempts to congiure Outlook and Mac mail to work, I called Microsoft support. A remote support  Outlook 2011 for Mac support remoted into my computer and I watched him cursor around my Mac for about 45 minutes repating the things that I had done with no luck. He put me on hold and stepped away for a few minutes and came back and un-did two step vericiation in my Microsoft online account. Then Hotmail worked with Outlook. Then he made Hotmail work with Mac mail too!

     

    Hope this helps. CT

  • Christofnz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    gluppy, this really helped me after hours of trying to work out the issue and getting nowhere. Thanks for posting!

     

    C