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How to setup a hotmail account on Mac Mail with IMAP ot HTTP, not pop

I need to setup a hotmail account on Mac Mail with IMAP ot HTTP.

Do not want to use POP protocol.

Is this possible?

Thank you
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giangabriel
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farazhkhanCommented:
Hi,

I think you need to use Httpmail plugin to access hotmail from MAC, this should help you: http://email.about.com/cs/mailplugins/gr/httpmail.htm

Regards,
Faraz H. Khan
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giangabrielAuthor Commented:
As I said in my question, I don't want to use the pop servers. I need IMAP ot html.
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farazhkhanCommented:
Hi,

For IMAP Support
A product named "mBox Mail for Mac" provides IMAP access to your Hotmail account. This is for Mac or iPhone/iPod touch devices. It is compatable with Mac Mail, Entrouage, and Thunderbird.

This is the product website http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail-for-mac/

Regards,
Faraz H. Khan
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rkpanidarapuCommented:
Before you configure Mail

    * Make sure you are connected to the Internet (test with a web browser, for example).
    * Use Software Update to install the latest available updates.

Configuring Mail via "Automatically set up account"

Mail in Mac OS X 10.5 includes the "Automatically set up account" option. This option configures email settings for many popular email service providers, including MobileMe.

If this option is not present, that means the email service provider you have entered is not recognized. Make sure the domain (the part after the "@" symbol) is spelled correctly. If the domain is spelled correctly, skip this section and proceed to the "Manually configuring Mail for a email service" section.

   1. Open Mail (click it on the Dock or open it from the Applications folder).
   2. If the "Welcome to Mail" assistant does not appear, choose Add Account from the File menu.
   3. Fill in the Full Name, Email address, and Password fields. If needed, contact your email service provider for details.

      Note: Your email account password will be stored in Keychain and used automatically to login to your email account when you open Mail.
   4. Select "Automatically set up account".

      Note: See this article for information about setting up Yahoo! email accounts if you are unable to continue.
       
   5. Click "Create" to complete the process




Manually configuring Mail

Note: You should make note of your email settings--see this article. Contact your email service vendor and note all of the details needed to fill in your settings. During the setup process, you will need these details to complete the setup process. You can either print the sheet and write on it, or paste it into a text document and fill it in on your Mac. Keep the sheet for later reference in case you need it.

   1. Open Mail (click it on the Dock or open it from the Applications folder).
   2. If the "Welcome to Mail" assistant does not appear, choose Add Account from the File menu.
   3. Fill in the Full Name, Email address, and Password fields.

      Note: Your email account password will be stored in Keychain and used automatically to login to your email account when you open Mail.
   4. Deselect "Automatically set up account" if it is enabled. Click Continue to proceed.
   5. Choose the proper Account Type.
   6. Give your account a useful description, such as "Anne's Gmail account" or "Juan's Yahoo! email account". It can be called whatever you want.
   7. Enter your Incoming Mail Server, User Name and Password. Click on Continue to proceed.

      Note: See this article for information about setting up Yahoo! email accounts if you are unable to continue.
       
   8. If prompted, enter your Incoming Mail Security settings. Click Continue to proceed.
   9. For Outgoing Mail Server, a useful description such as "Gmail Outgoing Mail Server" or "Yahoo! Outgoing Mail Server".
  10. Enter the Outgoing Mail Server details.
  11. If necessary, select "Use Authentication" and enter your User Name and Password. Click Continue to proceed.
  12. If prompted, enter your Outgoing Mail Security settings. Click Continue to proceed.
  13. Verify your settings in the Account Summary. Check "Take account online". Click "Create" to complete the process.

After completing these steps you should be able to send and receive email via this account. If you can't send or receive email, contact your ISP for assistance (even if you don't use your ISP's email service), or visit any online help or support websites they offer. Have your email settings on hand to inform the ISP support of the needs of your email service provider.
 
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giangabrielAuthor Commented:
faraz, thank you for your reply.

I just found the plugin has been withdrawn due to the fact the Microsoft is discontinuing the HTTPMail protocol on September 1st 2009. See: http://www.automagic-software.com/products/httpmail-plugin/

So, it seems it is not possible to use any other protocol but pop ?
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giangabrielAuthor Commented:
rkpanidarapu, thank you for your reply but I think you didn't read my question completely.
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farazhkhanCommented:
Hi,

Did you also check that:

For IMAP Support
A product named "mBox Mail for Mac" provides IMAP access to your Hotmail account. This is for Mac or iPhone/iPod touch devices. It is compatable with Mac Mail, Entrouage, and Thunderbird.

This is the product website http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail-for-mac/

Regards,
Faraz H. Khan
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giangabrielAuthor Commented:
Gonna check and get back here.
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giangabrielAuthor Commented:
Wow, this work!!! Had to pay $19.99 but it works!!!
Thank you farazhkhan!

http://fluentfactory.com/mboxmail-for-mac/
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