I use msn, not hotmail but essentially they are the same so:
My incoming mail server is: mail.msn.com, Yours may be: mail.hotmail.com
My outgoing is: smtp.email.msn.com, Yours may be smtp.email.hotmail.com
I've just tried to set up my Hotmail account to work with Mail. I don't seem to be able to receive mail, even if there are unread emails in my Hotmail account. Mail seems to check the account, but it doesn't retrieve anything and doesn't display any error messages (i.e. password incorrect, or what have you).
Viro: microsoft have been sending me emails telling me that 'pop access is no longer allowed, but as you are a long standing and valued customer (their words, not mine!)we will allow you to continue accessing your mail'
Maybe you have fallen foul of this ruling?
i was trying to acess hotmail through mail a while ago and got no joy no matter what i tried , i stumbled across a section of entourages help section which says you must be subscribed to msn to use this feature,
i'm supposing that means you have to pay somthing,search in help and see what you make of it.
i gave up after that anyway