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    help with setting up mail !

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    help with setting up mail !
    im trying to set up a mail account with the mail app on the dock,
    but i get to the bit where it says:

    incoming mail server

    im with hotmail but i dont know what to put there !
    urget help please !

    and thankyou in advance as well

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    Mail uses POP3 and IMAP, which are standard for email clients. Hotmail only has limited access to those protocols. See the article at Hotmail POP settings for downloading emails You may have to spoof your country to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missacdc View Post
    im trying to set up a mail account with the mail app on the dock,
    but i get to the bit where it says:

    incoming mail server

    im with hotmail but i dont know what to put there !
    urget help please !

    and thankyou in advance as well
    Under the "Incoming Mail Server" enter:

    "pop3.live.com" (w/o quotes)

    Under the "Outgoing Mail Server" enter:

    "smtp.live.com" (w/o quotes)

    Or you can use a different outgoing mail server which you already have.

    A quick guide:

    http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/05/s...-os-x-mailapp/

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    That's good info. Does anyone have info on how to do it for Yahoo Mail without paying fees to Yahoo?
    If it's worth doing, it's worth OVERdoing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyZ View Post
    That's good info. Does anyone have info on how to do it for Yahoo Mail without paying fees to Yahoo?

    Now that would be illegal would it not and thus not for discussion here?

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    Yep, unfortunately, if you want to use POP with Yahoo, gonna have to give 'em their $20 a year.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Gmail is really the way to go if you need an outside mail service IMHO.

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    this never happened to me...my imac configured my gmail and hotmail accounts in the blink of an eye and no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richsadams View Post
    Gmail is really the way to go if you need an outside mail service IMHO.
    I do have a Gmail account, is that easier to set up? It is full of spam though, because I didn't choose a long enough username. I'll probably just stick with the web-based Yahoo, since I've had it for years and everybody has the addy. Thanks.
    If it's worth doing, it's worth OVERdoing.

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    People still have Hotmail?

    Why?

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