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  1. DAniel!!! Awesome! keep the good work :)!

    Thanks from venezuela

    BTW. is it posible to make the loader of mail in leopard to work? the incoming mail loader, the ACTIVITY?

    Thanks again!

    Cale

  2. CHEERS MATE, just installing it now, seems to be working.

    just one question, every time i open mail, it downloads all my messages and then says i have like 800 new, is there a way i can stop this? is it possible to delete them locally and have them not download from hotmail?

    where do i go to change these settings?

    cheers mate

  3. Hey Daniel, thanks for all your hard work. Very much appreciated since becoming a convert to a mac.
    Dont know if I’m doing this wrong but for your 1.51 release, Im having trouble with the synchronization code.
    If I delete a message in macmail, it still appears unread on the hotmail account when I sign into hotmails website.
    It still remains there even after I click ‘get mail’ in mac mail. Any suggestions??

    Many thanks, keep up the great work
    Regards, Ben.

  4. Hi Daniel,

    thanks so much for working on this. It’s great.

    I have downloaded your latest plug-in 1.51. I keep on getting the same emails in my inbox although I have deleted them several times. Looks like they are back every day??? Any suggestions?

    Thanks…Pierre

  5. First of all BIG THANKS to Daniel for this great plug-in

    Hi Pierre,

    I had the same problem you mentioned and fixed it with the following advice from the 1.50 area. I actually set it to “synchronize with the server.” Hope it helps.

    MacRegor Says:
    November 14th, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    Hi John,

    To prevent Mail from downloading previously downloaded messages, do the following:

    In Mail preferences, go accounts tab, select the http one, and then click on Advanced, you will se there some useful configurations. One of them is a combo box that shows “Don’t change anything on the server” you can change that to “mark as read” or “delete messages from the server”. Then the messages aren’t downloaded again (at least this worked for me”

  6. Thank you for all of your great work!

    However, I am getting a strange bug when trying to send messages using services.msn.com. It returns an error, with the error message : “*** -[NSURL initWithString:relativeToURL:]: nil string parameter”. Do you know what could be causing this? Thanks!

    From Quebec

  7. Actually, Daniel addresses the issue of Mail not deleting from the server in the FAQ file that is downloaded with the plugin:

    4. Why wont my mail delete from the server?
    Messages are not removed from the server when you put them into the trash. For
    them to be removed from the server you need to use the “Erase Deleted Mes-
    sages” item from the “Mailbox” menu or press
    ⌘K

  8. hey hello im form mexico, and ive just start to use mac, ive just bought leopard and im using it, i found your info about how to connect apple mail whit hotmail stuff, i did every step, but when i want to log in from apple mail aplication i get this problem:
    Connection Failure
    Could not connect to ‘My Hotmail Account’
    Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email
    can u help me please
    i get in to that link but i just cant do anything, it gets me into my mail
    thank you

  9. Thanks for all the hard work. As soon as I updated to Leopard I freaked out when it wouldn’t connect. Lifesaver

  10. Hi Dan,

    I am so pleased you’ve got a Leopard compatible HTTPMail plugin on the go, many thanks!

    Steve

  11. Great plugin. Have been using it for a while on leopard.
    However, I recently tried adding a new account … now shows up as “null” account. When I open mail desktop stays blank. I can view inbox with comman+1 however, if I go to preferences then accounts to attempt to delete new account mail freezes up and I must force quit. Anyone having this problem or know of a fix??

  12. I cannot see the trash folder for under my list of trash. I had problems with the last version and it seems I can’t refresh the folder list from MSN. How can I fix this

  13. I am also getting the

    “Could not connect to ‘My Hotmail Account’
    Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email” message coming up.

    I sent you an email but you didn’t reply so I though i’d post here.

    I was soo excited to finally have an answer to my mail/hotmail issue, so can you help me out with this error message?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tara

  14. I’m getting an error when I try to send

    *** -[NSURL initWithString:relativeToURL:]: nil string parameter

  15. Im assuming no one has found a fix for the problem with mail freezing and not being able to delete the new account causing the problems. Can anyone give me information on how to uninstall the plugin as to return mail to a functioning state?
    Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.

  16. Thanks, Daniel, for all your hard work!

    Also, for those of you getting the subscription message:

    Microsoft stopped offering free HTTPMail access to hotmail and MSN accounts via Outlook, Outlook Express, and Entourage (and Apple Mail) a couple of years ago, but they grandfathered in everyone who was already using it.

    So, if you have a new account, you’re out of luck unless you decide to pay their monthly/yearly fee.

  17. First, Daniel ROCKS for producing this…Huge Fan!
    Is anyone getting this bug: an icon next to their hotmail inbox that shows that it keeps “working” and doesn’t stop, however it is finished checking new mail.

  18. Well I’m no techie and it seems to be working OK for me – which is just as well seeing as Safari won’t work with Hotmail – or at least it won’t with me on the version of Hotmail that I have. This is excellent, many many thanks

  19. hi

    i tried finding your email but i can’t find it …
    i hope you read this

    is there any possibility that you can make the same sort of plugin for getting hotmail on a iphone?
    thanks allready for the great plugin and all the work you’re doing!

  20. What a relief to have hotmail back in Mail.app on Leopard. Did notice the CPU usage for mail.app jump 20% after installing v 1.5.1 of the plugin. Looking at this mail account in the left nav it is constantly in the state of connecting and I can hear a lot of hard disk chatter which never lets up while mail.app is running.

    I noticed on the initial connection to hotmail it took (literally) a half hour to collect 100 messages (while my IMAP accounts would have taken 3-5 minutes tops).

    I tried setting my mail to collect every 15 minutes but that still doesn’t seem to be enough time for httpmail to finish what it’s doing and take a break.

    Have also tried the above tips of changing what httpmail does with messages on the server (syncronize, delete from server, etc.) with no change in results.

    Seems like httpmail needs a speed optimization or to have the ability to check messages less frequently than other accounts in mail.app — I’d be perfectly happy with hotmail being checked every 6 hours.

    Many thanks for the great plugin and I look forward to the future improvements.

  21. Daniel,

    First of all I want to thank you for this product it has made my email life so much more simpler, however I just bought a new Mac Book W/Leopard and I installed the the latest version of HTTPMail plugin 1.51and what I’m noticing is that when I deleted 43 old emails they reappeared when I turned it back on again. Some of them reappear as junk mail, and I receive multiple copies of the same email. Is this a Leopard issue? a Hotmail issue?, a HTTPMail plugin issue?.

    I’m not complaining but I was so used to the ease and lack of any problems I had when I was using it on my old Mac Book. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Virgil

  22. Daniel – thank you for all your hard work. As you don’t seem to have a donation function on your blog, why not nominate a charity of your choice to which those of us who think this is worth paying for (and I’m definitely one) can contribute?

    Kind regards

    Alistair

  23. Daniel. Thanks so much for a great plug-in!! I used this under Tiger and was ecstatic when I found out you got it working for Leopard. I am having trouble with the plugin though. Whenever I open mail, it starts to fetch the mail and then freezes. After the freeze the beach ball shows up. There is nothing I can do but force quit it. It’s made Mail useless. I’ve tried disabling the plugin and that doesn’t work either. Here is the error code I am getting in the console. I haven’t a clue what it means! 🙂 HELP!

    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] Installing HTTPMail Preferences panel
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] Installing HTTPMail Account Setup Assistant
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] enabling global exception handler
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] Daniels httpmail plugin loaded
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] Checking OS version
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] registering account type
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] registered account type
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] *** -[NSLock lock]: deadlock ( ‘(null)’)
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] *** Break on _NSLockError() to debug.
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] *** -[NSLock unlock]: lock ( ‘(null)’) unlocked from thread which did not lock it
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] *** Break on _NSLockError() to debug.
    12/17/07 7:50:35 PM Mail[1432] Account ‘Shoewee Hotmail’ already loaded
    12/17/07 7:50:41 PM Mail[1432] HTTPMailDeliveryAccount doesNotRecognizeSelector: path
    12/17/07 7:50:41 PM Mail[1432] Uncaught system exception: signal 5
    Stack Trace: (
    (
    2506347115,
    2529325211,
    2506345873,
    6795050,
    6795806,
    2462370171,
    4294967295,
    2506369842,
    3920606,
    3920497,
    3918929,
    4336582,
    4333928,
    2506369949,
    2506368392,
    2506865660,
    2505848398,
    2505850168,
    2422327460,
    2422326973,
    2422326577,
    2450304347,
    2450302624,
    2450274001,
    2450065850,
    1023678
    ))
    12/17/07 7:50:41 PM Mail[1432] HTTPMailDeliveryAccount doesNotRecognizeSelector: simpleNotesMailboxUidCreateIfNeeded:
    12/17/07 7:50:41 PM Mail[1432] *** NSInvocation: warning: object 0x170920d0 of class ‘HTTPMailDeliveryAccount’ does not implement doesNotRecognizeSelector: — abort
    12/17/07 7:50:41 PM Mail[1432] Uncaught system exception: signal 10
    Stack Trace: (
    (
    2506347115,
    2529325211,
    2506345873,
    6795050,
    6795806,
    2462370171,
    4294967295,
    2506369842,
    4013496,
    3057145,
    3056647,
    2506860154,
    2505722442,
    2505723171,
    2507045788,
    22542,
    2507253121,
    2505841122,
    2505846085,
    2505850168,
    2422327460,
    2422326774,
    2422326577,
    2450304347,
    2450302624,
    2450274001,
    2450065850,
    1023678
    ))
    12/17/07 7:50:41 PM Mail[1432] HTTPMailDeliveryAccount doesNotRecognizeSelector: sentMessagesMailboxUidCreateIfNeeded:
    12/17/07 7:50:41 PM Mail[1432] *** NSInvocation: warning: object 0x170920d0 of class ‘HTTPMailDeliveryAccount’ does not implement doesNotRecognizeSelector: — abort

  24. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this great time saver. The latest update has solves many of the issues I was dealing with, but there’s something going on where Mail is supposed to make a sound when mail comes in, but it doesn’t. Instead it’ll make the sound when I send mail out.
    If you need more explanation, feel free to contact me.

  25. Hey Daniel,

    Thnx for all the work, but I still got some problems!
    I installed the new version of your plugin, but the hotmail acount keeps on synchronizing all the time. The other problem is that not all of the messages on the hotmail server are downloaded.
    When i’ve got new mail it only download some of the new mails, not all of them….

    Can you help me out….???

    Thnx!

  26. I’m having the same problem. It syncs continuously (even though my mail is set to check every 5 minutes) and anything I delete reappears.

  27. Just today things stopped working. That’s after the 10.5.1 update, the quicktime update, and the Macbook keyboard update that have recently come out. Did those change things?

    The error I’m getting today is: “Could not connect to ‘Hotmail’
    Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email

    But I’ve already updated to Hotmail live or whatever they’re calling it, and it HTTPMail was working just fine.

    Anyone else having these issues?

  28. Daniel, your plugin is a godsend.
    it worked like a champ in tiger. i have intalled leopard. now (as others have reported) my mail keeps trying to download any message i delete or move to a local folder on my mac.
    i have tried “sync” and “dl’d messages mark as read”
    hotmail is contantly “activley syncing”
    the only way to shutdown mail is force quit.
    contact me with any q’s
    an update would be GREATLY appreciated. you are amazing.

  29. Since yesterday 21.12.08 httpmail accounts don’t work anymore on my wife’s PB 12″ PowerPC. It says
    Connection error:
    *** -[NSCFDictionary addObject:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance blabla.

    I don’t know what is happening. Does anybody?

    Happy christmas from europe and a great new year to everyone (especially to Daniel and his family)

  30. Hi Daniel,

    I just wanted to say thanks for your great work on the plugin. I’ve finally persuaded my Mum to jump to OSX from Windows and was worried that her first experience would be her being unable to access her mail, but your plugin has made the transition seamless!.

    Many thanks,

    Jens

  31. Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for your work!

    I installed on Leopard the plug-in 1.50 and later the version 1.51 and I got the following messages in both cases when opening Mail:
    “Error checking for HttpMail Plugin updates
    XML parser error:
    Encountered unknown tag html on line 2
    Old-style plist parser error:
    Malformed data byte group at line 1; invalid hex”

    After that, when trying to get download e-mails, the following message comes:
    “Could not connect to ‘My hotmail account’
    Forbidden”

    Did I do something wrong in the installation?

    Best wishes,
    Eric

  32. Daniel… Many Thanks for taking the time to get this working with Leopard!!

    For all those people getting the ‘could not connect to hotmail error’ this is because you have newer accounts or accounts that have never been accessed through a 3rd party programme before. Thus MS now want to charge you for this service.
    You used to be able to do the same thing natively through Outlook Express on a PC but if you try and set it up now it wants to charge you.
    Try this workaround..http://www.leoparduser.com/leopard-mail-hotmail

    Jamie

  33. Hi Daniel,

    I’ve set up several friends with your plug in now and they’re all really happy with it!!

    Sadly, I can’t get it to work with my hotmail account. I have a hotmail.co.uk account, and get the alert that several other people seem to get:

    ‘Could not connect to ‘Hotmail’
    Access to Hotmail via Outlook and Outlook Express now requires a subscription. Please sign up at http://join.msn.com/general/Email

    I’m guessing this is because it’s a newer account, but is there any hope for me? I’ll try the FreePOPs plugin in, but really wanted to get httpmail up and running as it all seems so straightforward.

    Thanks,

    Toby

  34. Hi,

    im a new mac convert and i was just wondering if it makes sense that it says installation successful, yet no additional options show in the window where the options are pop3, imap and exchange- nothing else at all…thanks

  35. Hi Daniel,

    First of all, thank you soooo much from Spain for your fantastic plug-in. I don’t know if anyone else is having this problem which is just tiring me a bit: when I check my mail, I receive every time 14 completely empty!!! spam messages. 14, and every time, even if I delete them and afterwards I recheck the mail. When I was using Tiger, and the former versions of your plug-in, I never had this problem. So, what should I do?

    Thank you again! Any suggestions about this would be helpful. 😉

  36. dear Daniel
    FIRST OF ALL THANKS FOR YOUR LEOPARD PLUG IN FOR HTTP MAIL. MY DAUGHTER HAS AN HOTMAIL.IT ( FOR ITALY) HOTMAIL ACCONT. DOES IT WORK WITH YOUR PLUG IN???I HAVE TRIED TO INSTALL IT BUT NO WAY : ((
    THANKS YOU IN ADVANCE
    QUENTIN

  37. Jamie writes, “For all those people getting the ‘could not connect to hotmail error’ this is because you have newer accounts or accounts that have never been accessed through a 3rd party programme before. Thus MS now want to charge you for this service.”

    I’ve been accessing hotmail through HTTPmail for years, so it isn’t the case that I’ve not accessed it through Mail, nor is it the case that I have a new account. Anyone have any ideas how to make this work again? Just to repeat, this version of HTTPmail worked perfectly on Leopard until a week or so ago.

  38. Thank you Daniel for your httpmail plugin …. I have a nice idea to make your plugin work with many Webmails and solve many problems with hotmail … just take look at this website http://webmail.mozdev.org (this is plugin for Mozilla Thunderbird Webmail) .. it’s work pretty well so far 🙂

  39. Hi there from France.

    Thank you a lot for the great work you’re doing. I’ve been using your software for 3 years and it really is a great tool, I couldn’t imagine doing without it.

    I di however get a lot of freezing since I’ve switched to Leopard, especially when i check my Spam-box.

    I was wondering wether you were planing to release an update to fix these minor issues?

    Thank you a lot!

  40. daniel,

    thanks so much for this contribution. i am having some troubles with leopard mail 3 and not being able to search in the hotmail folders. no matter how i search (entire, subject, to, from) no results come back. search works for every other folder however.

    is there either a way to fix this OR a way to create another set of mailboxes and have httpmail read/write there instead?

    thanks so much…

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