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I've been googling for quite some time but nowhere have I found a way to set a hotmail (windows live) account for Unity Mail. In preferences, under server data, I don't know what to put in the host / port fields.

Is Hotmail supported by Unity Mail anyway?

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What is "Unity Mail" exactly? – dobey Mar 7 '13 at 19:30
Close voters: Why would this be off-topic? – Eliah Kagan Mar 8 '13 at 5:48

No, Unity mail doesn't support POP3 only IMAP4 and Hotmail doesn't support IMAP4.

The application works with any IMAP4-compatible server, but the quicklists currently work with Gmail only (so you'll have to edit the launcher if you want quicklists for a different mail service).


And from the Launchpad project page:

Mail count and notifications for Ubuntu desktop


  • Works with any IMAP4-compatible server
  • Multiple accounts support
  • Unread messages count on the Launcher
  • Unity Quicklist support (GMail URLs by default)
  • Messaging Menu integration
  • NotifyOSD notifications
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Got it, thanks :) – MorganSBailey Mar 8 '13 at 0:12
Can you update this answer. I think does allow for IMAP4 now. – don.joey May 8 '14 at 14:59

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