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    Default How to access Hotmail account from Mozilla??

    Question for someone who may know. I am using Thunderbird mail client to download my messages from Earthlink. Now, I also have a hotmail account which I would like to do the same. Does anyone how to confire the outgoing and incoming server?
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    Bob

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    This is directly from the thunderbird FAQ:

    Can I access my Netscape WebMail or Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird?

    No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at http://webmail.netscape.com/, or Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com/.



    here's the link
    http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/faq#q2.3

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    The default install doesn't allow it but you can get an extension for thunderbird (1.0.4 - 1.0.6). Go here > http://webmail.mozdev.org/installation.html

    From there you will need to download the CORE extension ( http://downloads.mozdev.org/webmail/web-mail-0-9-1.xpi ) and then any other add-on client you'd like to use, so in this case you're going to download the Hotmail-0.10.2 ( http://downloads.mozdev.org/webmail/hotmail-0-10-2.xpi )

    After downloading both of those files to a location you can easily find later, open your Thunderbird. Once it's open click "Tools" then "Extensions". After the extensions window opens click "Install" button and make sure to install the CORE extension first (the one with filename web-mail-0.9.1xpi). After it installs then you want to install the Hotmail extension by going through the same process.

    After install is complete restart your thunderbird program and then click "tools" > "account settings" and then click the "add" button. From there it should be rather easy.

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    Default Cool! I works

    Hey!
    Thanks for the link to that webmail. It works. Installed it and going smoothly.
    By the way, can someone write one of these extensions to do bad things?
    For example, could the person who wrote webmail and hotmail Extensions for Mozilla, also write code within that extension that would send it to his account as well, like a forwarding service.
    I don't want to be paranoid, but I just want to make sure that my privacy isn't being violated.

    Thanks again,
    Bob

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    By the way, can someone write one of these extensions to do bad things?
    Of course, but the extremely cool thing about Open Source projects (Especially ones hosted at the main project site, this being mozdev.org) somebody would've noticed this already since they can view the source of the script/program/extension, whatever. My recommendation to you is that if you plan on using open source software, grab files from sites that are reputable. Also, check news listings and other forums that have open source discussion to see if that file is harmful or anything was found wrong with it and if you become a handy programmer you can look at the source and compile (if needed) it yourself.

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