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    Default what do i put for incoming mail server?

    I'm using hotmail and I'm trying to set up my Mail with it but I have no idea what i should fill in for "Incoming Mail Server".

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    If you're on Tiger, you need httpmail plugin which will sort out the servers for you.
    Get it here:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/httpmail-plugin

    If you're on Leopard, you're out of luck for the moment, in trying to get Mail to download your Hotmail emails. There are ways you can do it (do a search) but httpmail is probably the easiest if you're on Tiger.

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    ...it's usually the same as your outgoing mail server.

    ie. mail.ispname.com.au

    where ispname is your internet providers name.
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    Actually I don't think it is because she wants to use the Hotmail one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by macuzer View Post
    ...it's usually the same as your outgoing mail server.

    ie. mail.ispname.com.au

    where ispname is your internet providers name.
    Its for hotmail

    And Huy is right - you need a plugin

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    i found the lastest one that works with Leopard @

    http://join.msn.com/general/Email

    but after doing all the initial settings, it wont connect to the server still.

    this message comes up : Could not connect to 'Hotmail server'
    Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email

    but when i go to the site, it tells me to sign up for a new a/c or upgrade from an existing one...

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    Get gmail, set that up in mail.app and forward all hotmail to your gmail account...?
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    POP access used to be free, but now it's only for premium/paid customers.

    Forwarding is actually very useless for Hotmail. Because even though there's the forwarding option, it only fowards to @live.com or another @hotmail.com address - very useless!!!

    If you try to set up forwarding your Hotmail emails to Gmail for example, you get:
    "You're only able to forward mail to a custom domain or an e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, or live.com. Please try again."


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    I advice against setting your ISP's mail server as the outgoing mail server if your "From:" address is going to be different. Most servers will declare mail with differing "From:" and SMTP server domain differences to be spam, making much mail you send not arrive. Many ISP's wont allow different "From:" domains anyway.

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    Mail allows you to set the From address. This is in Reply-To Address Field. (The little menu next to Subject field)

    If you wanted to do this of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Currawong View Post
    I advice against setting your ISP's mail server as the outgoing mail server if your "From:" address is going to be different. Most servers will declare mail with differing "From:" and SMTP server domain differences to be spam, making much mail you send not arrive. Many ISP's wont allow different "From:" domains anyway.
    Ahhh, this would be why so many of emails sent from my uni account fail! For some reason stupid UQ Connect refuse to make their outgoing mail sever work unless you are connected to a UQ network, so at home it doesnt work and due to their port blocking...Mail doesnt even work when at uni! That means I have to use Optusnet mail settings....

    That combined with the fact my uni email is s########@student.uq.edu.au (all the numbers = spam for some services) means a lot of my emails never get read!

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    UNSW is similar (z####### for students, s####### for staff). However staff get @unsw.edu.au and students get the @student.unsw.edu.au domain.

    Anyway, my point is, you are able to set aliases, I'm fairly certain UQ will allow this. It should be an option in your config/student pages. (At least, it is for both UNSW and USYD students - I have been at both unis).

    So you can have something like:
    andrew.wilson@student.uq.edu.au as your email (easier to tell people/memorise) and it'll go to the right inbox (s########@...).


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    Yes I found it here for you:
    http://www.uq.edu.au/hupp/index.html?page=25326

    2.3 Student Email Addresses
    All students will be issued an official University of Queensland account in the form of s1234567@student.uq.edu.au with an option to have a named alias. This email address will be used by The University of Queensland for the delivery of all official University email.

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    Hmm...thanks for that mate...interesting...I cant seem to find the option

    Would be very handy though! I shall look into this. Edit: I have searched and searched and can not find this...I have emailed the Help desk

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    Yeah if it doesn't work just email ITS or look inside myUQ/myEmail/your administrative pages. Good luck. I have tried looking but I can't find it/am not a student of UQ. But usually, it's a separate section of the UQ domain (for USYD it is itassist.usyd.edu.au and for UNSW it is wombos.unsw.edu.au )

    - Cool that's probably the easiest option, to email the helpdesk/IT services. Just ask about email aliases and how you can add/create one for your uni email.

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    Here is the link to the latest version (1.5) of httpmail which works in Leopard...

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18189

    This will only work if you have an old hotmail account (like me) or a new account with hotmail plus (like my fiance). Both work nicely.
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    Wow! Thanks very much MacTime! I only saw 1.49 on the official SourceForge site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huy View Post
    Forwarding is actually very useless for Hotmail. Because even though there's the forwarding option, it only fowards to @live.com or another @hotmail.com address - very useless!!!

    If you try to set up forwarding your Hotmail emails to Gmail for example, you get:
    "You're only able to forward mail to a custom domain or an e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, or live.com. Please try again."
    Microsoft is lucky that it is based in America for I believe the above is against fair trading laws in Australia.

    ...rather like how AOL in Australia for a time wouldn't receive email from non-AOL email addresses. I believe there was an investigation into that.
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