06-30-2008, 04:32 AM
I am a man approaching desperation with Mac Mail; I have tried 2 forums (including Apple’s own Support site), with no results and my nearest Apple shop is hundreds of miles away!
I use Mail (v3.3) to access my Hotmail Plus account. Out of the blue the other day though, it stopped receiving emails (although I can still send them).
Connection Doctor tells me that I can connect to the internet but not my HTTPMail server. It is informing me to check my network connection and ensure all information is correct in Account Preferences .... but I have no idea what I'm looking for.
There are also warning signs next to the Inbox and Hotmail mailboxes/folders on the left hand side and when i click on them the Alert says "could not find host
I have emailed Hotmail, who have told me that their knowledge with Mac Mail is limited but gave me the following info:
- POP3 Server: pop3.live.com (port 995)*
- SMTP Server: smtp.live.com (port 25)**
Note: Please make sure to check the box that indicates that your outgoing server requires authentication
- Username: your full e-mail address
- Password: your Windows Live ID password
But as my Account Type is HTTPMail, I think they have sent me the wrong server details (i.e. those of POP). They also recommended I reconfigure my account from scratch but I do not want to lose all my emails - it’s taken a lot of time to organise them.
My settings are:
OS X 10.5.3 using Mail 3.3 and Hotmail Plus
Incoming Mail Server: hotmail.com
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): HTTPMail:firstname.lastname@example.org
“Use Only This Server” is checked
Using Daniel’s HTTPMail plugin vLeopard 1.51
I have looked elsewhere in the forum and this question seems to remain unanswered.
Many thanks for all your help
Is there any way you could help?