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Follow the instructions...
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Originally Posted by thiru View Post
Follow the instructions...

Already tried that method, it doesnt work for me, gmail pwns hotmail, thats what I run with now, end of story. lol
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I still can't connect for hotmail.
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs View Post
I still can't connect for hotmail.

Like I said before, why even bother with hotmail when you can use gmail and its free? gmailftw
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs View Post
I still can't connect for hotmail.
IIRC, there's a setting in the add-on options for new/old hotmail account. Have you tried it?
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Originally Posted by Ghostkilla View Post
Like I said before, why even bother with hotmail when you can use gmail and its free? gmailftw
Because not everybody has it easy enough that they can just switch their email over to a completely different one. Sometimes its not quite that easy....you know with all the people that a person might already have sending him/her messages to their old account. I made a gmail account...however my hotmail is still my main one because everybody knows it.
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post #17 of 18
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Because not everybody has it easy enough that they can just switch their email over to a completely different one. Sometimes its not quite that easy....you know with all the people that a person might already have sending him/her messages to their old account. I made a gmail account...however my hotmail is still my main one because everybody knows it.
Yup. And unfortunately, Hotmail doesn't let you forward mail to other accounts...
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Well I've tried the Webmail for Hotmail, and indeed it doesn't work anymore (it did a few months ago) but I've found another app that can download emails from Hotmail : FreePOPs.
All you have to do is run it, create an account in Thunderbird, set the port to 2000.

It's not perfect, because AFAIK you can't send mail from Thunderbird with it, and it downloaded only the first page of emails in my Hotmail inbox (and didn't delete them).
But that's fine for me because it's making my move to Gmail much easier (which, BTW, supports forwarding and fetching, in case you want to move in the future)...

EDIT: unfortunately since it only downloads the first inbox page, I had to move my sent messages to my inbox, and it downloaded all but the last 3 emails, and it generated an error message in my Thunderbird inbox. No idea why it didn't work for the last 3 (trying them one by one doesn't work either).
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