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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?
Originally posted by whansard 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?
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.