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Mozilla Thunderbird help?


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drew2815

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I was trying to set up a Thunderbird accout using my Hotmail email address but it doesnt work. Does anybody know how? thanks in advance
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You need a third party application like Hotmail Popper. Hotmail doesn't allow external access :tazz:
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So I wont be able to use thunderbird with my hotmail account?
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No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at http://webmail.netscape.com/, or Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com/.
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WAIT! I'm sorry. I lied. I did a little more research for you and found a program that will allow you to use Hotmail with Thunderbird. Here is the site:

http://www.boolean.c...hunderbird.html
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I followed the instructions on that website but it still doesnt work.
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I got it to work...now I just cant send messages. My outgoing server settings our messed up though
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o well, i will just use my normal hotmail.
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