Topic: Setting up hotmail in Mac mail under Mountain Lion using MS Exchange
I know this isn't really the right place to be asking such a specific Mac type question, but I'd thought I'd rather give it a go here before joining a specific Mac forum.
Put simply I have my hotmail account set-up via MS Exchange server on both my iPhone and iPad. Having just upgraded my macbook pro to OSX Mountain Lion and seeing the 'MS Exchange' option under the 'mail, contacts & calendars' section of the settings pane, I thought I could do the same thing on my Mac now too... I want to do this (rather sticking with pop server) so that my mails are synchronised across all my devices and so that I have access to all my online hotmail folders on my Mac.
So I configured it, and used the same server (snt-m.hotmail.com) as on my iPhone and iPad. Didn't work, just reported connection failed in Mail. Under the account settings in Mail under Preferences, there are more configuration fields than there were under ''mail, contacts & calendars' under 'Settings', including both 'internal server' and 'external server' - I've tried various permutations of completing these with the server above, but to no avail....
Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Any help much appreciated!