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istevan Level 1 Level 1

Is it still possible to set up a hotmail account in Mail?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.8.4 and Mail 6.5 installed.

I have done all the procedure but it does not work for my Hotmail.com nor for my Libero.it accounts.

I got it to work with my yahoo.com.au account.

I there a reason for that?

 

Thanks for any assistance.

S_


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
Solved by Csound1 on Aug 19, 2013 2:23 PM Solved

Unfortunately that's correct (and mainly a Microsoft problem)

 

On mobile devices Microsoft e-mail systems (Hotmail, Live, Outlook.com etc) support ActivSync, unfortunately the wizards at Microsoft decided that POP was good enough for everything else (except Outlook 2013 on Windows, which will sync)

 

MS are as ever impossible to understand.

 

Look on the bright side, it works just as MS intend it too.

 

You could forward the Hotmail to Yahoo, then you would have a synchronized inbox containing Hotmail and Yahoo mail, or you could toss Hotmail away and get a more flexible email provider, basically anyone else really.

Reply by Csound1 on Aug 19, 2013 10:10 AM Helpful

The settings are correct, and they work fine for me. Verify that you entered them correctly.

Reply by Csound1 on Aug 8, 2013 12:26 PM Helpful

Here are the settings for Hotmail.

 

  • Windows Live Hotmail POP server address: pop3.live.com
  • Windows Live Hotmail POP user name: Your full Windows Live Hotmail email address ("me@hotmail.com" or "me@live.com" for example)
  • Windows Live Hotmail POP password: Your Windows Live Hotmail password
  • Windows Live Hotmail POP port: 995
  • Windows Live Hotmail POP TLS/SSL required: yes

 

  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP server address: smtp.live.com
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP user name: Your complete Windows Live Hotmail email address ("me@hotmail.com" or "me@live.com" for instance)
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP password: Your Windows Live Hotmail password
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP port: 587
  • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes

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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Here are the settings for Hotmail.

     

    • Windows Live Hotmail POP server address: pop3.live.com
    • Windows Live Hotmail POP user name: Your full Windows Live Hotmail email address ("me@hotmail.com" or "me@live.com" for example)
    • Windows Live Hotmail POP password: Your Windows Live Hotmail password
    • Windows Live Hotmail POP port: 995
    • Windows Live Hotmail POP TLS/SSL required: yes

     

    • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP server address: smtp.live.com
    • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP user name: Your complete Windows Live Hotmail email address ("me@hotmail.com" or "me@live.com" for instance)
    • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP password: Your Windows Live Hotmail password
    • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP port: 587
    • Windows Live Hotmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes
  • istevan Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Csound1,

     

    Thanks for your message.

    The settings you sent me are the setting I have been already trying for some time ...

    They do not work for me ...

    I am wondering whether I am doing something wrong or mail/apple does not support microsoft/hormail anymore or viceversa.

     

    Thanks,

    I_

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    The settings are correct, and they work fine for me. Verify that you entered them correctly.

  • istevan Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for your message Csound1,

    I have tryed several times ... I must be doing sometning wrong than ...

    Are you using the POP3 or the SMTP server?

    On a MacBook Retina with Mail 6.5?

    I_

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    POP3 is incoming SMTP is outgoing, you must use both. Just enter the settings as stated, no changes.

  • istevan Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Csouund1,

     

    I have tryed again but it does not seam to work ...

    Those are my settings.

    Do you see anithing wrong?

     

    I have a similar problem with my libero.it account but I got the yahoo.com.au account to work immaditaly and perfectly ...

     

    Thanks again,

    I_

     

     

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  • istevan Level 1 Level 1

    I forgot to add this screenshot

     

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    Thanks

    I_

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Everything looks correct, so much so that I am curious as to whether it actually works. The symbol next to your Libero account signifies that it does not work, but the Hotmail account has no such symbol next to it.

    Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 1.22.40 PM.png

     

    So test it, go to the Window menu (in Mail) and open Connection Doctor, it will run at once, while it is running press the details button and run it again. Green lights mean the account works, I expect a Red for Libero and Greens for Yahoo and Hotmail,

  • bratman91 Level 2 Level 2

    I concur with Csound1 that the settings seem to be correct. This is a long shot but try checking the small box that says "Use only this server" underneath the Outgoing Server (SMTP) setting. When setting up your Hotmail  account in Apple Mail, did you let the app provide the settings or chose them yourself? If you chose them yourself, you could try deleting the account and re-adding it.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    .

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Good point, I missed that.

  • istevan Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry Csound1 & bratma91 I have been out for a while.

     

    So I have deleted both my hotmail and libero accounts from Apple MAIL.

    I have restarted my Mac.

    I have than recreated my hotmail account on Apple MAIL and the app provided the settings.

    I have than checked the "use only this server" box for outgoing mail.

     

    I still cannot get the mail showing on Apple MAIL (there are more than 6000 mails in my hotmail inbox).

     

    If I run the connection doctor i get the green lights but still I cannot see the mails that are in my hotmail inbox showing on Apple Mail ...

    These are all the screenshots:

     

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    Thank you for your assistance.

    I_

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6

    Well it is going to take a long time to download 6000 emails from your hotmail inbox.

     

    Log into your hotmail account using their webmail interface. Move 5999 of the emails that are in the inbox to a temp folder. Then try setting up your hotmail account in mail again.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    You won't see them, Hotmail is a POP system, it does not sync so don't expect it to. (Yahoo is an Imap account, so it does sync)

     

    The question is does it work so send an email from the Hotmail account to the Yahoo account and check.

     

    Then reply from the Yahoo account, does it appear in the Hotmail account?

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