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FreePOPs 0.2.9 and Mac Mail (edit: 14-10-2009)

This guide will be updated from time to time in time, whenever the necessary plugins (format .lua) will need to be amended and updated. I will personally update all the necessary material.

(The record of the updates look at the bottom Article )

This guide shows you how to create a user on Mail to download mail from Hotmail (for demonstration purposes only), but this guide also works with services like Free, Virgil, Tin, Alice, Live, MSN, Yahoo and many others (click here to know all the services supported mail).
Just replace @ hotmail.com with the extension of the service account: @ hotmail.it example, @ libero.it, @ virgilio.it, @ alice.it, etc ...).

Installation and update FreePOPs

  • 1. Download and install FreePOPs updated ;
  • 2. Start FreePOPs and add it later in the startup process of our user how to show the images so you do not have to click many times "by hand" (just select from the menu of the System Preferences under Account, and then add the program FreePOPs between applications from start);
  • 3. Download FreePOPs Mac Updater , copy it to the Applications folder and then run it (so will automatically update all the necessary files);

Configuring the mail client (Mail on OSX)
You enter in the "Preferences" Mail, and follow the subsequent images here:

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Create an account with Mail, and enter the necessary information as photos replacing "tuonome@hotmail.com" with your Hotmail address (or that of your mail service)!

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Set "" as the incoming mail server, your account name including extension @ hotmail.com (or whatever you have, eg. @ Hotmail.it, in short the full email address) and password and click continuously without worrying that the error will be reported!

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Set the parameters of your provider (the service you use to connect to their internet, eg Alice, Infostrada, Fastweb or other) about the outgoing mail server.
Note the parameter changes by the provider with which you are connecting; therefore refer to the instructions found on the website of your provider! You can find here an exhaustive list of the most common SMTP mail services.
REMEMBER: FreePOPs handles mail in INPUT and OUTPUT NOT.

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Entering the Mail Preferences, under Account, and once selected the newly created account, edit, as in the image, the incoming port 110 (default) to 2000!

Then save the account to close and reopen Mail and retrieve your email!

You can see here the screens of my personal configuration ... as explained so far ...

For those who were a bit '... we say "skeptical" You can see here a video showing the entire procedure:

To download high-definition video click HERE (18,91 Mb)

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - FAQs

  • I've installed FreePOPs and set up Mail as the guide says, but I can not receive mail. Why?
    You have updated the .lua FreePOPs? To do so you just download FreePOPs Mac Updater and run it, it's all automatic updating.

  • I installed and configured Mail FreePOPs but I get the following error: "The connection to the server port 110 has expired." What to do?
    Attention, port 110? Check well the guide says to set the menu "Advanced" Mail account created with port 2000 for incoming server. Please correct and try again to receive the e-mail address!

  • I followed the step by step procedure, but nevertheless I get the following error: "the server error occurred was: The connection to the server on port 2000 has expired." What should I do?
    First double check again the parameters entered by comparing them with this guide, then to verify through Activity Monitor (found using Spotlight) if it appears between "all processes", one called "freepopsd". If this is not present means FreePOPs is not started, so run it from the Applications folder by double clicking on the program!

  • FreePOPs is active, .lua are updated, and the configuration is correct, yet still get the error "Connection to the server on port 2000 has expired." What could it be?
    It happened at times to observe the correct configuration with FreePOPs active ... but despite this not download e-mail. The solution was to change the DNS of the connection. Open System Preferences, then click Network and then select your connection indicated by the green dot, click Advanced and then the DNS tab to add (with the button +) also and See the image below as an example ...


Update History article:

January 9, 2009 - Microsoft has finally opened its POP and SMTP servers at all. Check out this article to learn about the parameters for proper configuration of Hotmail on Mac without using FreePOPs.

January 5, 2009 - FreePOPs 0.2.9 Released

December 23, 2008 Issued update Hotmail (0.2.20081219)

November 15, 2008 Released update Hotmail (0.2.20081114)

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  1. Andrea
    June 24, 2010 at 9:28 | # 1

    inexplicably after a day it is working. Well .... Thanks Max!

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