The Bottom Line
httpmail does not support the new Windows Live Hotmail access protocol.
- httpmail lets you fetch Windows Live Hotmail with Mac OS X Mail
- Easy to use, httpmail behaves just like any other email account in Mail
- httpmail allows you to use Mail's spam filtering with Windows Live Hotmail email
- httpmail prevents you from seeing Windows Live Hotmail ads
- Cannot download headers only, and there is no way to report junk mail to Windows Live Hotmail
- httpmail does not come with a script for uninstallation
- Httpmail is a Mac OS X Mail plugin that provides access to Windows Live Hotmail accounts.
- Lets you set up and access a Windows Live Hotmail email account like an IMAP email account.
- Httpmail can mark downloaded Windows Live Hotmail messages as read or delete them.
- Spam can be filtered using Mail's junk mail filter, normal filters work, too.
- Httpmail lets you send new messages and replies through Hotmail, too.
- Simple synchronization marks messages read on the server or deletes them in sync with local actions.
- Optionally, a simple installer installs and enables the httpmail plug-in for Mac OS X Mail.
- Httpmail supports Mac OS X 10.2/3/4/5.
Guide Review - httpmail 1.52 - Windows Live Hotmail for Mac OS X Mail Plug-In
Httpmail integrates very well with Mac OS X Mail, and setting up or accessing a Hotmail account is no different from dealing with a POP or IMAP account. The option to use Mail's great spam filters with Windows Live Hotmail is particularly useful, and you can even send new mails or replies through Windows Live Hotmail (so they'll show up in the "Sent Messages" folder).
While you can generally operate on mail in your Hotmail account as if it were a regular IMAP account, httpmail always downloads all messages in full, unfortunately, and can't synchronize only the headers.