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Old 06-27-2003, 06:11 PM   #1
Ken Ju-On
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Smile Accessing Hotmail with a Linux email client



Hi all!


I'm a complete newbie to Linux. I've just installed SuSE 8.2 Personal and it is quite a pleasure to use.

I was wondering how to access HTTP mail with a Linux email client (i.e KMail, Evolution, etc). I don't know how to configure KMail and Evolution to access my Hotmail account. Can anyone please tell me a way to do this?

If these email clients don't support HTTP mail, can you please suggest a good email client that can access HTTP?

I'd be most grateful if anyone would answer me.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 07:26 PM   #2
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Ouch, my eyes!

Welcome to LQ, Ken.

There is a program called getwmail. I have not used it, and I think it is a commandline util however.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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Ouch, my eyes!

Thanks for your advice. What's wrong with your eyes? Is it the color I used? I thought green was healthy for your eyes. It's red that's harmful, isn't it?

If it's a command-line based utility, then perhaps it wasn't made for a noob like me. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 06-27-2003, 08:45 PM   #4
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didn't you just use a web browser to get hotmail in
windows? do the same in linux.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 09:04 PM   #5
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didn't you just use a web browser to get hotmail in
windows? do the same in linux.

No, I configured Outlook Express to access my HTTP (Hotmail) account. Incredimail can access HTTP mail servers as well. Using a web-browser to access HTTP mail is less efficient than using an installed email client, though it is obviously the easiest way. That's why I'm looking for an email client that can access HTTP mail like OE and Incredimail. Any ideas, anybody?
 
Old 06-27-2003, 09:28 PM   #6
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No mail clients can.

There are lots of programs that can intercept and convert Hotmail Mail. A sourceforge.net search will solve your problem.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 10:57 PM   #7
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Ken

If you're using Suse 8.2 it should have a program called Kopete. It is a messenger program. As soon as i logged in with roeddog@hotmail.com it poped up that i had 4 e-mails in my box i clicked and it opened a browser. I don't recall which on tho!

It isn't exactly a mail program but it does notify you when you have new hotmail.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 01:33 AM   #8
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I use this:
http://hotwayd.sourceforge.net/
and it works great.
peace
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:08 PM   #9
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This is a good guide on how to setup your mail client to download email from your hotmail account.

Have a good day!
 
Old 06-29-2003, 11:25 PM   #10
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does anybody know's the Hotmail and Yahoo smtp urls?

Last edited by tr4nce; 06-29-2003 at 11:26 PM.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 03:08 AM   #11
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i doubt you'll be able to send mail that way.
but if you want, send yourself a mail, and look at
the header, for the smtp server's address.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 01:01 PM   #12
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Hi,

This is how I monitor my hotmail account.
I setup Gotmail to fetch mail from hotmail and deliver it to some local directory.
After that I did set up kmail to use this gotmail directory as a local mailbox. Kmail allows you to specify a precommand to be executed before it checks for mail. This precommand is the call to the gotmail script. No bash scripts, no nothing.
This way, my hotmail appears in my kmail and I never have to visit hotmail again.

Dunno about sending mail though. I never tried that through hotmail smtp.

Cheers,
Jan
 
Old 07-06-2003, 07:09 PM   #13
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just use wat eva email software comes on the your OS cd and configure it. who cares wat u use to read it as long as u get 2 read ur emails... and if nothing works stick to web browser
 
Old 07-06-2003, 08:38 PM   #14
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as hemp4fuel suggested, use hotwayd. I installed it in slackware. the included guide is easy to follow. after i've edited /etc/inetd.conf and restarted it, i can then setup evolution to retrieve my hotmail messages.

but by default, no linux email client can retrieve hotmail messages as they don't have the authentication module to support hotmail.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 08:40 PM   #15
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This is fine for hotmail, but will it work reliably with other webmails, such as yahoo, mail.linuxquestions.net, etc?
 
  


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