2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2007 7:34 AM by Allan Sampson
Reuben Feffer Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
Hi. I'm fortunate enough to have a hotmail account that works with Entourage on the Mac. But I'm trying to get away from Microsoft software and set it up with Apple Mail instead.

I'd like to know, what settings should I use in Apple Mail for the Incoming Mail Server and Outgoing Mail Server, to get it working with my Hotmail account?

17" iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (60,645 points)
    You could probably find the answers to your question by logging onto your hotmail, and searching the Help link.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,385 points)
    If your Hotmail account works with Entourage, the incoming and outgoing mail server information is available via your Hotmail account preferences in Entourage which you can easily check.

    In order to access a Hotmail account with the Mail.app requires installing a 3rd party httpmail plugin for the Mail.app which adds the httpmail protocol to Mail and the account type to choose from when creating the account in Mail.

    The httpmail plugin can be installed here.


    Since you want to get away from MS software, why not make a clean break by switching to and using a different free email account provider?

    Gmail is free and Yahoo may be free outside of the U.S.

    If not, you can get a Yahoo Mail Plus or paid account for only $19.95 (U.S.) per year.