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Workaround for Hotmail IMAP problems in Mail

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Am a new Mac user, migrating from the windows world, and I would like to share my experience with solving the issue Hotmail has with IMAP. I've been using hotmail for years, migrating from hotmail really is not an option, have too many resumes/accoun

Am a new Mac user, migrating from the windows world, and I would like to share my experience with solving the issue Hotmail has with IMAP.
I've been using hotmail for years, migrating from hotmail really is not an option, have too many resumes/accounts et al established with that ID to consider switching to another web presence. Yet, the problems that Mail has with Hotmail/Outlook was making me crazy. Kept getting unsecured SSL errors, inability to connect errors, and having to fruitlessly retype my hotmail password while trying to connect.
Called Applecare and the technician recommended a variety of fixes, which proved to be unsuccessful.
What did work, was going into hotmail on the web, and having hotmail forward all of my mail to my iCloud email address, disabling my hotmail account from Mail on my Mac mini and my iPhone 5S. Only issue I had was that old mail stored on the hotmail account was stuck there, so I just forwarded that stuff back to myself on my hotmail account and it was automagically forwarded to my iCloud account.
The iCloud to Mail on the Mac and the iPhone connection is flawless and transparent.
There are a couple of potential issues with this workaround that I can forsee:
     a) If either iCloud OR Hotmail have a maintenance outage/denial of service attack I will be unable to send/receive mail until they both recover.
     b) Risk of having Hotmail account close due to inactivity
          1) Either sign up for Hotmail plus at $20/year
                             ~or~
          2) Set a recurring calendar notification to log into hotmail on the web every 6 months to avoid the 8 1/2 month hotmail account deactivation.
This solution is a kludge, but it works.
Chuck

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sorry to bump this, I'm completely stumped though! Any ideas from anyone?
Kind Regards
Mark
Dangleberry Music - Instruments and Accessories Online
http://www.dangleberrymusic.co.uk

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