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Old 05-03-2005, 05:33 AM   #1
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Are there any mail programs with MSN Hotmail support?

As I have found out my default mail app (Mozilla Thunderbird) doesn't seem to support MSN Hotmail.

I have found out the following:
- It uses HTTPMail.
- It uses Port 0 (Strange...)
- Doesn't use SSL
- The address for the service is: (Don't click on this address as it's for mail use for the HTTPMail protocol)

Anybody know a mail app that supports HTTPMail or MSN Hotmail?

Old 05-03-2005, 06:13 AM   #2
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You need to install a program called hotwayd (or alternatively, hotpops). Microsoft use their own proprietary protocols and you need to install a mail server program between your client and MSN to enable the client to work.
Old 05-04-2005, 10:40 AM   #3
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the best is to get rid of your hotmail (it's TOO bad*!!) and use a better mailbox...

*no securuty, no confidentiality, no stability, no standard protocols, etc..)
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I use gotmail to fetch mail from the hotmail server and either use my ISP POP account to send, or send using sendmail


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