1. CDG's Avatar
    I am setting up my Outlook.Com email on my MBP, it appears that I can only set it up as pop3 not imap or Exchange. Is this correct?

    The problem with setting it up as pop3 is that only the inbox syncs and also none of my person folders show up.

    Any ideas?

    Please help.

    Thanks much.
    05-15-2013 10:21 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    05-15-2013 10:23 AM
  3. CDG's Avatar
    Thanks very much. For some reason it cannot access the imap.live.com or the imap4.live.com incoming server.

    Any other way to set it up so I can see all my folders like I can on my iOS devices?

    IThanks again.
    05-15-2013 10:50 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    Read How to set up Outlook.com email on your iPhone or iPad | iMore.com - and use the same settings for an iPad/iPhone on your Mac mail set-up...
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    05-15-2013 11:10 AM
  5. CDG's Avatar
    Thanks again. I am afraid there is no Hotmail option on the MBP and the MS Exchange option needs a server name, which in iOS was not needed.

    It was so easy to set it up on my iPhone and iPad and so difficult on the MBP. I am about to give up and just stick to the Outlook Web App on the MBP.

    Any other ideas will be much appreciated. Thanks for all your time.


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    05-15-2013 02:52 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks again. I am afraid there is no Hotmail option on the MBP and the MS Exchange option needs a server name, which in iOS was not needed.

    It was so easy to set it up on my iPhone and iPad and so difficult on the MBP. I am about to give up and just stick to the Outlook Web App on the MBP.

    Any other ideas will be much appreciated. Thanks for all your time.


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    I have Outlook Mail (formerly Hotmail) setup on my MacBook. I don't think I removed it. Anyway, when I get home, I will go through the settings and get back with you. I should be back home within the hour.
    05-15-2013 03:01 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Upon further review - Outlook.com email can only be set up on a Mac as pop3.
    05-15-2013 03:36 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Upon further review - Outlook.com email can only be set up on a Mac as pop3.
    That is correct. I checked my MacBook email setting for it and it is setup in the manner you speak.
    05-15-2013 04:53 PM
  9. CDG's Avatar
    That is correct. I checked my MacBook email setting for it and it is setup in the manner you speak.
    Upon further review - Outlook.com email can only be set up on a Mac as pop3.
    Thank you both very much, that's the conclusion I was also coming to and hoping I was wrong!

    It's a bummer and so strange that I can't do on a "real" computer, what I can on iPad and iPhone.

    Oh well, it is what it is and maybe MS will add the OSX support one day.

    Thank you for all your time and research.


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    05-15-2013 05:33 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Micro$oft needs to support IMAP... and Apple needs to support ActiveSync in their OSX Mail app... and while we're at it... Google is evil for dropping ActiveSync on iOS devices...
    05-15-2013 05:52 PM
  11. CDG's Avatar
    .. and while we're at it... Google is evil for dropping ActiveSync on iOS devices...
    Google is on my "S" List right now for this and changing the BlogPress picture hosting server, without notice and losing many posted pictures.

    Hence my reason for switching to Outlook.com from gmail.




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    05-15-2013 06:04 PM
  12. dc9super80's Avatar
    There is no way do it on the Mac. Pop is the only option. I have since returned to Gmail. Sucks though, cause I wanted to live less dependent on Google, and I got myself a really cool outlook.com address. I dont think I would be trying to switch again. Gmail just works and have always worked.
    05-16-2013 05:33 PM

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