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How do I set up Mail to sync with my Hotmail account?


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Hi everyone,

I am trying to set up Mail on my iMac and iPhone to use my Hotmail account, but I don't know where to get all the information it wants. I also don't know if its IMAP or POP.

Can someone guide me through setting it up, as having it working on my iPhone would be great.

Thanks,
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Hi everyone,

I am trying to set up Mail on my iMac and iPhone to use my Hotmail account, but I don't know where to get all the information it wants. I also don't know if its IMAP or POP.

Can someone guide me through setting it up, as having it working on my iPhone would be great.

Thanks,
Paul
Hotmail's rather archaic so you have to use POP. Set up your Incoming Mail Server as pop3.live.com and your username as your full email address. Your outgoing server is smtp.live.com and you want to use SSL (this should setup your outgoing port as 25). Furthermore, you want to use Password authentication for your outgoing mail, with username as previously described and your password as whatever your password is. I hope this helps.
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Thanks,

I've got the account set up, but it keeps rejecting my password when I try to receive mail. Any ideas? And yes, I have got my password correct!

Paul
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thanks! i needed that too
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Thanks,

I've got the account set up, but it keeps rejecting my password when I try to receive mail. Any ideas? And yes, I have got my password correct!

Paul
I am actually having the exact same problem. If you find out what to do please say so! thanks
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You have to pay for pop access for hotmail. Your best bet would be to forward your mail to a gmail account and than use that with mail. And eventually give up hotmail, its old and gmail is free with more features.

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yep...POP account for hotmail is only for premium members...so unless you want to shell out the money stick to gmail...or whatever other free service you can get that allows POP access

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Both Hotmail and Yahoo mail charge for POP and IMAP ( which is needed for mails to be downloaded to any mail clients like Apple mail , mozilla thunderbird ) . Google mail ( Gmail ) gives such services free.
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Hi,

I found this page and it seems to work for me

How to Access Free Windows Live Hotmail with Mac OS X Mail Using MacFreePOPs - About Email

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Hi,

Forget that link this one actually works

Hotmail Free POP3 and SMTP Access and Server Configuration Settings My Digital Life
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tried the info from the links but get message on mail that says 'password rejected by pop3.live etc'. any one else had this?
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tried the info from the links but get message on mail that says 'password rejected by pop3.live etc'. any one else had this?
Nice job resurrecting a 13 month old thread.

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Nice job resurrecting a 13 month old thread.
Absolutely nothing wrong with that if it's relevant.

It also proves they at least tried searching for an answer first before just posting unlike 99% of new people.

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Absolutely nothing wrong with that if it's relevant.

It also proves they at least tried searching for an answer first before just posting unlike 99% of new people.
Fully agree. It was a sincere "nice job".
Things don't always come across properly when typed.

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