9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2006 2:37 PM by Allan Sampson
Outsider Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
The title pretty much says it all, and if I can use Hotmail with it, how do I set up mail to do so? Thanks in advance.

Daniel

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 2.16 Ghz 1.5 GB RAM 120 GB HDD 30GB iPod with video
  • 1. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    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.

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18189
  • 2. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    APPLEMACK Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
    outsider

    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

    Stu
  • 3. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Not sure about a paid Hotmail account but you cannot access a free Hotmail account as a POP type account with the Mail.app.

    The protocol for a free Hotmail account is not POP. It is httpmail which the Mail.app does not include without installing the httpmail plugin.
  • 4. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    Outsider Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    Alright you guys have been really helpful so far. But does anyone know the server address for hotmail? Thanks again.
  • 5. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    tdunn_nyc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Alright you guys have been really helpful so far. But
    does anyone know the server address for hotmail?
    Thanks again.


    incoming: hotmail.com
    outgoing: HTTPmail:user name, i.e john_doe
  • 6. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    Outsider Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    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.
  • 7. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    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.
  • 8. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    Outsider Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
    No, even when I try to connect to the inbox, it says Mail cannot connect to httpmail account and that it now requires a subscription. I thought other users were able to use Mail without going to Hotmail Plus though?
  • 9. Re: Can I use Hotmail with Mail?
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    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.

    http://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/about.html