Hotmail and Entourage X

A change on the hotmail servers means i cant send email from my hotmail account from entourage. I am sending it instead from my tallskinnykiwi at gmail dot com. This will be my preferred address since i dont want to upgrade to Entourage 2004.

Message found here.

April 6, 2007 If you are an Entourage X user and are having problems with your Hotmail account here is the reply I received from Hotmail support:

We traced the issue back to a security-related change on the Hotmail servers, which unfortunately affects all Hotmail customers and is too critical to revert.

Entourage X users who do not upgrade to Entourage 2004 can try the following workarounds:

Receiving Mail: Move any messages in the Outbox to Drafts. Message retrieval works in some cases if no messages need to be sent.

Sending Mail: Send messages via a non-Hotmail account.

Sorry I don’t have better news.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • This type of thing, plus Microsoft sites tend not to work well with “other” browsers (safari and firefox plus any derivation) is what caused me to switch to gmail.

  • i have had gmail ever since it came out but i try to stick with email addresses as long as i can.
    my hotmail account will still work but everything i send will be sent from gmail.

  • I’ve never quite worked out why Mac users touch Entourage. One of the big reasons I joined the Mac community was because I had come to loathe MS Outlook: bloatware and stupidware. I’ve been delighted with the power of iCal and Mail since the move. If push comes to shove you can also sync them up with the Gmail servers as well, so you’re backed up whether you’re online or off. Do that last move Andrew: dump Entourage. Lifehacker has some amazing ways of integrating gcal and gmail with either the native Mac applications or Firefox extensions.

  • maybe i should do that. i will look into it. entourage doesnt sync with web 2.0 apps very well. maybe its time for this old guy to change his ways.

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