537 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2006 2:37 PM by Allan Sampson
In order to do so with the Mail.app requires installing a httpmail plugin which adds the httpmail protocol to the application and the account type to choose from when creating the account.
Yo could just set up mail for POP3. You'll find your settings in Hotmail pref or options (I use Yahoo so I don't know exactly where you'll find them, but they'll be there).
Then go to mail and 'preferences' go to 'accounts' and add a new account. Select type of account as POP and fill in your details that you extracted from Hotmail. Mail will now sync with hotmail - I find it far faster then through Yahoo (even the Beta ver) and a lot easier to add attachments etc.
Hope this helps
Well I have my incoming address and outgoing set properly as well but Mail is still saying "Cannot Send the message using the server services.msn.com and I've used Connection Doctor and it says that the first stage is a green light but when trying to connect to the server, it won't. Am I missing something? I downloaded the http plugin so some help would be appreciated.
Are you able to receive messages with your Hotmail account but you cannot send messages with the Hotmail SMTP server?
If so, either the SMTP server was not set up properly or your ISP used for connecting to the internet blocks the use of SMTP servers that are outside of their network or not provided by the ISP.
You need to contact your ISP and ask about their restrictions on using an SMTP server that is outside of their network and in the interim if you have an email account and SMTP server that is provided by your ISP, you can add your ISP's SMTP server to the Mail.app and select/use your ISP's SMTP server to send messages with your Hotmail account which is invisible to all recipients.
How long have you had this Hotmail account?
Since I've never had a Hotmail account and never will, I'm not sure but I believe when Microslop made the subscription change which restricted accessing a free Hotmail account with any email client such as the Mail.app, existing free Hotmail accounts at the time the change was made were not affected.
If your Hotmail account was recently created, you must have a paid Hotmail account in order to access it with any email client.
Why bother with Microslop anyway?
You can get a free Gmail account, enable POP forwarding via the Gmail account preferences with webmail access which provides for accessing a Gmail account as a POP type account with the Mail.app.