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Mac Mail

by blinddaddy / February 2, 2013 6:43 AM PST

Blinddaddy

I have a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. When I go the computer it was running Lion and i purchased mBox Mail as a go through for my Hotmaill.com accounts so I could have access to my email folders within the Mac Mail program. Since moving to Mountain Lion mBox Mail has not been updated and my email is back to being read as a POP3 account. I contacted the mBox manufacturer for a solution, but the work around they provided does not work at all. Does anyone know what I can do to get IMAP functionality back to Mac Mail? I have thought about switching to gmail, but am still skeptical at this time. I have MS Office for Mac 2011 and would like to go back to using Outlook. Is there a way to get Outlook to read my existing email as IMAP and not POP3?

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From what I have been able to find,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 2, 2013 7:15 AM PST
In reply to: Mac Mail

Hotmail does not have an IMAP option for desktops, unless you are running Windows Live Messenger which is Windows only.

I'm not familiar with mBox Mail but I note on their site that they do not seem to be in any hurry to fix the problem with Mountain Lion.
There are a lot of people asking the same question as yourself.

Personally, I would go with Gmail over Hotmail, Microsoft has done nothing but make it very difficult for Mac users to use Hotmail.

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Alternate Mail Clients
by blinddaddy / February 2, 2013 7:50 AM PST

I appreciate your thoughts and recommendations. I have been leaning toward ditching Microsoft anyway. Do you have any thoughts on a different or better email client instead of Mac Mail?

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Not really,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 2, 2013 12:53 PM PST
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I have no problems with Mac Mail.

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Mac Mail
by blinddaddy / February 3, 2013 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: Not really,

I recognize that the issue itself may not be directly associated with Mac Mail. I see the issue lies with my choice for email. You know 12 to 14 years ago things were okay with Hotmail, but it seems over time, and quite a while ago Microsoft lost interest with Hotmail. Google is looking like a much better prospect at this time. The primary reason I would like to get back to using Outlook for email, is that it is the email client my agency uses every day.

J.

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then with the right version of Office for Mac
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: Mac Mail

you can quite easily go back to using Outlook, nee (can't use the accent here) Entourage.

Just make sure you do not get the Teacher & Student edition.

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