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Old 09-22-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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configuring kmail using http and hotmail


Does kmail work using http format, rather than POP or IMAP? I can't seem to figure out how to program kmail to connect to my MSN hotmail account.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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The short answer is it can't.

There are, however, a few projects out there
that can help you with this ...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gotmail
http://hotwayd.sourceforge.net/


Cheers,
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Old 09-22-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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Thanks...but, how is it that such a powerful operating system's email program can't do something seemingly so basic? Don't a lot of people have hotmail accounts? Hey, I'm just a newbie...and I'll check out the resources you mentioned.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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Quote:
Thanks...but, how is it that such a powerful
operating system's email program can't do something
seemingly so basic?
Ever occured to you that hotmail and outpuke
come from the same vendor, and that the HTTPmail
for yahoo and hotmail for instance are different?

It boils down to it being proprietary cr** ;)
You could just as well ask why (even though
many people happily use it) Linux doesn't
embrace a layer that allows you to have OCX
in your web-browser.



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Old 09-23-2004, 09:46 AM   #5
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No, it didn't. So that means all hotmail accounts are MSN? And outpuke is Outlook? And Microsoft makes it very difficult for anyone using systems other than their own, and that's whysome people hate Microsoft so much? If so, now I get it.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
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i use fusemail.com. they consolidate all of your accounts (yahoo and hotmail included) into one that you can access with POP and IMAP. The service is $20 (US) per year and inlcuded are web access and 350mb of stoage, worth a look.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 09:51 AM   #7
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thanks Tink

Thanks, Tink, for your helpful reply. (I couldn't figure out how to post an affero).
 
  


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