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How to gather info for ThunderBird?
« on: September 15, 2009, 03:47:42 AM »
Or whatever the Mozilla email organising program is called. How do I find out what internet protocol to use, what my host's IP address and/or address is? This is actually for my mobile/cell phone but I'm being baffled by all the same questions. Please help!
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Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 08:39:07 AM »
Ask your ISP...they will have the correct settings...
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Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 10:43:29 AM »
I use hotmail, should I ask them?
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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 10:49:02 AM »
    Hotmail, or Windows Live Mail as it should be called, does not support any types of computer-based email readers such as Windows Mail, Thunderbird etc.
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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 05:15:02 PM »
    I respectfully disagree...

    And no don't ask Hotmail for the info...they won't have a clue.
    Contact your ISP as was suggested...
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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 09:00:44 PM »
    Hotmail, or Windows Live Mail as it should be called, does not support any types of computer-based email readers such as Windows Mail, Thunderbird etc.

    it supports POP3.
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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 04:36:08 AM »
    I respectfully disagree...

    And no don't ask Hotmail for the info...they won't have a clue.
    Contact your ISP as was suggested...

    But why would Virgin know the connection specifications of MSN/hotmail?  Isn't that asking one shop about another shops products? (in blighty you do that sort of thing and the rival shop tells you how rubbish that shop is and how you shouldn't shop there).
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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #7 on: September 17, 2009, 05:59:29 AM »
    The POP and SMTP settings allow you to send and recieve mail thru Thunderbird and come from your ISP.
    Once that's up and running you should be able to reach your Hotmail account as well...
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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #8 on: September 17, 2009, 09:18:25 AM »
    I have mine working, I'll transcribe it here:

    Server Name: pop3.live.com

    Username: [email protected]

    Port: 995

    use Secure Connection is set to "SSL" "Use secure authentication" is unchecked.

    Outgoing is found lower down, add a SMTP server entry:

    Server name: smtp.live.com

    Port: 587

    I have "use name and password" checked off. And use secure connection is set to TLS.

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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #9 on: September 18, 2009, 04:30:10 AM »
    Nope, don't think that my phone is gonna have any of it. Thanks anyway.
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    Re: How to gather info for ThunderBird?
    « Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009, 04:31:56 AM »
    But why would Virgin know the connection specifications of MSN/hotmail?  Isn't that asking one shop about another shops products? (in blighty you do that sort of thing and the rival shop tells you how rubbish that shop is and how you shouldn't shop there).

    Sorry for DP. What am I talking about? For my phone it would be Orange mobile internet duh.
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