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I'm new in Mac OS and I'm using Mavericks. I'm trying to set up my Hotmail account with the Mac mail client. I learnt that in September Microsoft finally supported IMAP so I can set up the incoming/outgoing server with Mac Mail, following this guidance:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/mail-email/how-to-set-up-mac-mail-to-sync-your-outlookcom/afdfe981-20c7-4d4a-b6b1-9329b27f018a?tm=1379009343708

But I encountered a problem: The client couldn't sync the new incoming mail. I mean, when a new mail comes into my Hotmail, the client won't tell me like my iPhone(with a "1" in red circle) does. I have to manually click "sync", then receive the new mail - which seems stupid... I'd rather use the webpage without the function of "reminder"....

Could anyone please help? Thanks!

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