Thank you for the suggestion -- I tried logging in with Firefox and Internet Explorer,
and in both cases the interface was atrocious. The entire page was basically one
long list down the left side of the page, and there were no category headers at the
top of the page in order to navigate folders.
I googled the whole issue, and found an "opt out" link in order to go back to Hotmail
and leave Outlook in the dust. This seems to work GREAT so far! I've got the same
friendly interface back, and we'll see what happens after I shut down and log in again.
Thanks for your feedback, though!
Thanks for the suggestion, BDAqua. That's a tad to intimidating for me to try
(I'm computer-impaired to some degree <g>), but if you look at my reply to
Neville, you'll see I've gone back to Hotmail (it was the OUTLOOK interface
that was giving me all the trouble), and so far, it's working. We'll see...
I appreciate the feedback. Thanks.
My understanding is that the Hotmail server does not use the standard IMAP protocol so the only simple way to use it with the Apple Mail client is via the older POP3 protocol. There is a third party fix for IMAP called IzyMail but I understand it is not free.
Pop3 downloads messages from the mail server Inbox to the Client Inbox. Many people, including myself, are happy with this but it does not synchronise folders between server and client which most people prefer.
You should find the settings required at:
An better solution is to open a free gmail account which has support for both POP3 and IMAP.
Thanks for adding to the discussion, Neville. It appears I spoke too soon -- the Outlook "opt out" did take me back to Hotmail's interface, but when I shut down my computer, I lost the "trust" of the certificates, so I'm back where I was. I have to "Always Trust" all over again each day. I will look into changing my account so that it comes to my mail client.