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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    Question Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
    Hello,

    Does anybody here know how to set up a hotmail account using one of the MAC software items so that I can display my emails and send them using the MAC software?

    Any help and tips would be great!

    Thanks


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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TornSi View Post
    Hello,

    Does anybody here know how to set up a hotmail account using one of the MAC software items so that I can display my emails and send them using the MAC software?

    Any help and tips would be great!

    Thanks

    Hotmail is web-based only, you can not ordinarily read it with a typical email client, regardless of whether you're using a Mac or a PC. However, there are some programs on both platforms that are able to act as an intermediary, grabbing mail from the webmail account and delivering it to your Mail client. One such program on the Mac is MacFreePOPs, which you can download here.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    Just thought I'd add to this thread as I use the httpmail plugin and it works great with my hotmail.com address but it doesnt work with my hotmail.co.uk address. I've also tried MacFreePOPs but cant even figure out what I'm doing any ideas?

    cheers

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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    any other ways to do it rather than the plugin and freemacpops?

    cheers

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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferritt View Post
    any other ways to do it rather than the plugin and freemacpops?

    cheers
    No. Webmail accounts are funded by advertising. They want you to visit the site so that they can show traffic stats to current and potential advertisers.

    The plug-ins and programs like MacFreePOPs "screen scrape", that is, they literally go out to the webpage behind the scenes and record the content of your email and deliver to your POP-based mailbox.

    MacFreePOPs is not plug and play. Once it's running, you'll need to set up accounts in your Mail program for each of the Webmail accounts you wish to check. Then, you need to specify specific parameters to make you mail client talk to FreePOPs. This tutorial explains how to do it. Although it is geared toward mail applications other than Mail.app, you should be able to take the lessons learned and translate them into Mail.app.

    Aside from MacFreePOPs, the only other application I can think of that does something similar would be Mail Forward, although I have no experience with it.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    cheers. Like I said the plugin works on my hotmail.com account but not for the wifes hotmail.co.uk account. strange??

    cheers

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    Setting Up Hotmail Email using a MAC based Email Programme?
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    You know, a few years ago, you could actually pay to have your hotmail account be allowed to interact with normal e-mail clients but like people are saying, not by default. I don't know if this is still around but it might be worth looking into. I know since I switched to my iMac I rarely want to use hotmail anymore but I still get tons of mail there.

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