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Old 12-11-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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What good is Evolution, Thunderbird, etc for the home user?


Since hotmail only works with a hack, I was wondering what email providers (of the main ones like Yahoo, Gmail, or some other one I don't know about) can actually be checked from any of Linux's email programs?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-12-2004, 01:44 AM   #2
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The file gmailpopd.py provided by The libgmail Project might be of use to you as far as checking your gmail account through a local mail client. I haven't tried using it, but the description of the file states:
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Use your Gmail account as a POP server

The library now includes a demonstration utility gmailpopd.py that sets up a POP3 proxy on port 8110 of your computer to enable you to use a standard mail client (e.g. Mozilla, Mail.app) to retrieve messages.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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You don't need libgmail anymore to check a Gmail account, since POP and SMTP access are now provided by Google (and work fine with Thunderbird).

As far as I know, all of the e-mail providers that can be checked in Windows can be checked in Linux since they use the standard POP/IMAP and SMTP protocols; the exception is the (proprietary?) HTTP protocol used by Hotmail, but Microsoft's withdrawing access to Hotmail from external mail clients anyway unless you pay up for the privelege, so it doesn't make a difference between Windows or Linux there.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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You don't need libgmail anymore to check a Gmail account, since POP and SMTP access are now provided by Google (and work fine with Thunderbird).
Well then that's even better!
 
Old 12-12-2004, 11:42 AM   #5
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excellent! Now I will be able to check my gmail as effortlessly as I check my hotmail in my Winbox. Does anyone know of a way to check yahoo? I think I saw it in a Kmail-using widget for Super Karamba.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 09:07 PM   #6
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excellent! Now I will be able to check my gmail as effortlessly as I check my hotmail in my Winbox. Does anyone know of a way to check yahoo? I think I saw it in a Kmail-using widget for Super Karamba.
Last time i checked, yahoo only supports pop3, and only lets you use it if you pay them monthly subscriptions.
 
  


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