How to Access Outlook.com in Sparrow for Mac

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Outlook.com lets you do email on the web with but a browser and just about wherever you are. Sparrow for Mac does email on your desk (or lap, of course). How about having them talk?

You can set up Sparrow to download messages from Outlook.com. It's not full conversing that would synchronize folders and actions, but you am get incoming messages, at least, and send mail using Outlook.com as well.

Access Outlook.com in Sparrow for Mac

To set up an Outlook.com account in Sparrow (for downloading mail and sending from your Outlook.com address, but not synchronizing folders with Outlook.com on the web):

  • Select Sparrow | Preferences… from your Sparrow for Mac's menu.
  • Go to the Accounts tab.
  • Click + beneath the accounts list.
  • Enter, under Your Name:, the name you want to appear as the sender when you send using your Outlook.com account in Sparrow.
  • Type your Outlook.com address under Email:.
  • Now enter an Outlook.com application password or your Outlook.com password under Password:.
  • Click Create.
  • If Sparrow runs into problems setting up the account:
    • Optionally, retype your email address and password and click Create again.
    • Click Custom….
    • Make sure POP is selected under Server Type:.
    • Enter "pop3.live.com" (not including the quotation marks) under Server:.
    • Make sure your full Outlook.com address (including "@outlook.com", "@hotmail.com" or "@live.com", for instance) is typed under Login:.
    • Retype your Outlook.com application password or Outlook.com password under Password:; especially, of course, if you got a login error.
    • Enter "995" (again without the quotation marks) under Port:.
    • Make sure Secure connection is checked.
    • Click Next.
    • Enter "smtp.live.com" (excluding the quotation marks) under SMTP Server:.
    • Type "587" (disregarding, yes, the quotation marks) under Port:.
    • Make sure Secure connection is checked.
    • Now make sure Use Authentication is checked as well.
    • Type your full Outlook.com email address under Login:.
    • Optionally, re-type your Outlook.com application password or Outlook.com pass-phrase under Password:.
    • Click Next.
  • Close the Preferences window.
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