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    getting hotmail to work in mail
    hi,

    I have a macbook, osx 10.4.8. I am trying to get mail to recieve my hotmail emails. I have downloaded the webmail plugin httpmail or something like that. When i set the account up in mail it says i need a subscription. i managed to set up hotmail in thunderbird but i'm stuck in mail. could anyone help me out?


    Thanks in advance


    Joe

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    i think that hotmail only works in external appls e.g. mail if you have the premium version. not sure what its called but i think you have to pay for it.

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    yea but i got it to work in thunderbird, so there must be a way to get it to work in mail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Joe View Post
    yea but i got it to work in thunderbird, so there must be a way to get it to work in mail
    Is your Hotmail a Pay account? If it worked in Thunderbird it will work in Mail. I will do some searching and find out for you. Does it use POP and SMTP servers? If so mail will work. I will get back to you if I find out how to set up mail with it.

    EDIT: Ok, there is a way IF you have HotMail PLUS. Here is a URL that tells exactly how to do it. You have to download and install a Plugin in Mail and set it up. This site tells you how.

    http://email.about.com/cs/macosxmail...t/et042503.htm

    Hope this helps you get it running. If not let me know.

    ...Dennis

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    i don't have hotmail plus, there is a way to do it with freePoPs but i'm not very good with computers so find it too hard to follow, i would appreciate it if someone give me a simplified way to do it.

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    i've tried it before, and have checked microsoft support, and there is no way to put the free accounts on mail.

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    if it works in thunderbird then just download that and use that for your hotmail and use mail for your other accounts.

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