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    MAIL Question
    Hello Everyone,

    I have a question which may have been asked a bazillion times before, but I will try my luck.

    I have never used the proprietry mail client on either my pc or mac, but I would like to try. I have used hotmail as my email client for over 8 years now and would love to know, is it possible to make mail log onto my hotmail account and transfer all my emails to my computer? I was also wondering, would this then let me copy the saved emails to an external hard drive to 'keep them' and let me empty my hotmail account?

    Sorry if this sounds really round about, but I have no clue when it comes to this end of things. I am an animator and video editor, so I have had little time, or need, to deal with the mail /outlook express end of things and would really appreciate your suggestions.

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    I think Hotmail doesn't offer its users free POP access (which is required by all email clients), so it won't work out of the box.

    There is a webmail plugin called httpmail that might work for you though:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/httpmail-plugin/

    Also check out this how-to:
    http://email.about.com/cs/macosxmail...t/et042503.htm


    If this seems like a lot of work, consider changing your email provider to someone less restrictive...

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    The httpmail plugin works fine for me, no problems at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerinlondon View Post
    The httpmail plugin works fine for me, no problems at all.

    For Hotmail?

    As I tried this and it wouldn't allow me saying something about how I need to upgrade my Hotmail Account to enable access for either Outlook or other Mail Clients
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    You will need an old hotmail account that you have acessed through a mail client before. If you sign up today (or recently), you will have to pay for the premium version to be able to use that function.

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