I have a powerbook with OSX, I want to get my email from my hotmail account via "MAIL", how to configure the account?
POP Server: pop3.live.com port 995 (en SSL)
SMTP Server: smtp.live.com port 25
Username: your hotmail address
Password: your password
Tested without concerns for Thunderbird, should work well in OS X Mail.
For some ISP, it is imperative to use their SMTP server, for e.g live.com doesn't work not on some configurations. If this were the case, replace the smtp.live.com by the smtp server provided by your ISP.