1. sayam's Avatar
    Ever had issues adding MSN accounts to the Apple's Default Mail app on your Mac? Well, no more! This guide will show you how to do it

    <b>Please note that it will create a POP account and won't allow proper folder management etc.</b>

    1. Open Apple's Mail app from your Dock or Applications folder.

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    2. Click on the 'Mail' menu in the status bar and select 'Preferences...', then select the 'Accounts' tab.

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    3. In this tab, select the '+' button near the bottom left.

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    4. Enter in your 'Name', 'Email Address' and 'Password', then select 'continue'.

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    5. In the account type, select 'POP' and in description, type anything you like such as MSN.

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    6. For the 'Incoming Mail Server', type 'pop3.live.com' and fill in your 'User name' and 'Password', then select Continue.

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    7. In description, type anything like 'MSN' and in the 'Outgoing Mail Server', type 'smtp.live.com'. You can enable authentication if you like and just click continue (your e-mail address and password are automatically filled in from the last step).

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    8. It will now show you the details you entered previously, make sure you select 'Take Account Online', then select 'Create'.

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    9. The account will now show in the left sidebar under accounts tab in preferences. You can select it and customize your other preferences.

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    10. To download mail, just press 'Get Mail'.

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    Hope this helps!
    2009-09-12 10:27 PM
  2. saipansailor670's Avatar
    will this work with Hotmail as well?
    2009-10-01 05:13 AM
  3. russoeternal's Avatar
    Tested and working.
    2009-10-10 01:07 AM
    Mail 4.0 just asks for your email and password now.


    2009-10-10 01:16 AM