Hotmail & osx mail

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Hi all,

anybody knows how to set up osx mail so it syncs with my hotmail account?

I'm trying to find hotmail's server names and whatever i need to sync it with no succes.

Advice appreciated.



  • Reply 1 of 5
    gordygordy Posts: 970member
    There is no way I know of to directly do that. I have set up a script in Entourage that pulls my Outlook mail, delets junk, then redirects it to my mail account. The process is transparent, but requires Entourage or Outlook Express.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Yeah, last I recall Microsoft uses a custom, proprietary protocol for accessing Hotmail through Outlook/Entourage. Mail can not support it natively without some kind of major update.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    tkntkn Posts: 224member
    I've been using a piece of software called Mail Forward, it works pretty well. If you are into the Unix underpinnings, there is a Debian package called gotmail that does the same thing. If anyone knows how to use that, I would love to know as well...
  • Reply 4 of 5
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    I believe only Entourage can work with hotmail.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    What! They want me to buy microsoft office with entourage? :confused:

    That's what i-call think in an apple kinda style, different. heh

    Kinda different to my thinking also.

    Whatever, any way to get entourage without microsoft <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> office?

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