Mac Convert for Life
Yes, it WAS confusing. Not much fun, though. (Well, maybe for YOU.) :-baximdude2005 said:This is by far the most confusing post I have read thus far in my limited experience with macosx.com. I must say it was quite humorous and fun to read.
Anyway, Amie, as you may have learned, you can not use a "free" hotmail account with Mail. I would suggest an alternative:
Start transitioning people over to your T-mobile account or a Gmail account. Obviously you can get a Gmail account from that one dude who offered you an invite earlier in this set of posts. Those Gmail accounts are pretty useful, from what I hear.
Then you should notify your friends to switch. Also, if you can, find out if you can automatically forward emails from your hotmail account to your new email account that supports using such software as Mail. This way, you will still receive email from you hotmail but in your new account. When you reply to them, you will use your new account. Then put a signature at the end of your email pointing out to them that you switched your account and are using it with your reply email.
This is the best way to deal with this situation. Solves several issues.
1) now you can store email on your hard drive and not on the free email account which gives you limited space.
2) free webmail sucks. You will find this out when you start using Mail.
3) you will be able to feel good that you are putting your Ibook to good use.
Hope this helps.
Anyway, like I said in my previous post: In that case, why on Earth would I want to activate Mail when I already have a free Hotmail account? I've had my Hotmail account for about six years and have never had any problems whatsoever. What would I get out of Mail, besides more confusion and angst of transferring all my contacts and alerting people that my e-mail address has changed?
P.S. I generally don't store e-mail messages for long periods of time, so it's not a problem using free Web mail like Hotmail. I really don't care about that. In the rare event that I'd want to store something, I would just copy and paste it into a document and save it on my computer. No biggie.