Problems with incoming mail

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Raven D
2007-03-22
2013-04-17
  • Raven D

    Raven D - 2007-03-22

    Hey Everyone!

    I seem to be having a little problem with my incoming mail.  I followed the instructions in the read me file and after some fiddling got the account setup.  I did however have to us a PC to download and run Windows Live Mail.  That helped bypass the whole "buy me before this will work" thingy.

    So here's what I have:

    iMac Core 2 Duo
    Mac OS X 10.4.9
    Mail 2.1.1
     Incoming Mail Server: hotmail.com
    Outgoing Mail Server: services.msn.com

    Can anyone suggest a different incoming mail server I could use?  The outgoing works perfectly fine and I have been able to send to multiple email addresses without an issue, but when I hit the "Get Mail" all it does is beep at me :(

    Any help would be appreciated!

     
    • Pete Mac

      Pete Mac - 2007-05-21

      I got this from Microsoft. If you are using Hotmail Live and have subscribed, this will help..

      e wanted to inform you that access to the MSN POP3 service will be changing effective February 1, 2007. This message has been sent to the e-mail address that corresponds to the primary e-mail account that you use to access the MSN POP3 service. You must manually change the settings in your POP3 account no later than February 1, 2007 in order to continue to access your MSN POP3 mailbox. The process to make these changes is as follows:

      In order to continue using the MSN POP3 service, you must make the following changes to your mail client:
      1.      On the Servers Tab,
      a.      Change the Incoming mail (POP3) and Outgoing mail (SMTP) settings to:
      i.       Incoming mail FROM pop3.email.msn.com TO pop3.live.com (If you are using HTTPmail delete the 'pop3'
      ii.      Outgoing mail FROM smtp.email.msn.com TO smtp.live.com (Connection doctor on mail works, but when sending, keeps refering to old server)
      b.      Uncheck the "Log on using Secure Password Authentication" box
      2.      On the Advanced Tab,
      a.      Change the port number for Incoming Mail (POP3) from 110 to 995
      b.      Check both the boxes that indicates "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)"

      This change does not remove your mailbox or change your email address and you can still access your email via the Hotmail® site.

      Hope this helps

       

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