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Old 04-05-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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Help! Hotmail thru Kmail w/ Hotway


I'm using SuSe 10.0, and I wanted to use Kmail to get my hotmail. I read about Hotway so I decided to try it. I used Yast to get hotwayd. Now I don't know where to go from here. Do I need to install it or configure it with Kmail? I've tried to search for instructions but I can't find anything anywhere, and the very few I did find, I couldn't understand, hence me being a . Can anyone help me configure Kmail for hotmail with hotway? Thanx!

super_maan

P.S. If you do help me, please remember that I really am a and you'll probably have to go into depth when explaining what to do. I'm still in the crawling stage.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 08:02 AM   #2
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bring up a terminal window. Does:
telnet 127.0.0.1 110
give you a hotway welcome message?
 
Old 04-06-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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Still frustrated...

No...when I type "telnet 127.0.0.1 110" in a konsole window, I get this...


Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: Connection refused


However, when I go to /usr/sbin and type hotwayd I get this...


+OK POP3 hotwayd v0.8.4 -> The POP3-HTTPMail Gateway. Server on linux active.


Then I get a cursor waiting for input from me. Is that the welcome message you were talking about or am I way off
 
Old 04-06-2006, 11:03 AM   #4
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I don't know, I've never used it Silly question, but after running /usr/sbin/hotwayd, did you try the telnet thing again?
 
Old 04-06-2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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Yes I tried it again and I got the same thing.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 12:13 PM   #6
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I know it can't be that hard. There must be someone here who uses it. I just don't want to log in to Hotmail to get my messages. Here is my e-mail if you can help:

super_maan@hotmail.com
 
Old 08-17-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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getting frustrated. Hotwayd used to have super good step by step setup instructions with what to put in inetd.conf and services, and how to check each step to make sure it was working. If you followed the steps, it was almost airtight. It seems they moved their page to sourceforge, and there is some problem with it and I can't view it. I last used hotwayd a few years ago, and it worked great.

I'm running slackware which is using inetd. I know nothing about xinetd. But by placing a line in inetd.conf, it causes the inetd damon to listen on port 127.0.0.1, and when a request is recieved, it calls hotwayd to handle it. Hotwayd, acting as a POP3 server on the local machine, forwards the request to hotmail using MS httpmail protocol. It mediates between your mail program and the hotmail server. When you set up your mail program you will have to put the server IP as 127.0.0.1 which is the local machine, port 110. It is possible to use a different port but I never bothered to try. Port 110 is the standard POP3 port, and I'm not running another pop3 server on the local machine so who cares. I know that I was once able to run hotwayd as a standalone server as described above. Type hotwayd and the line:

+OK POP3 hotwayd v0.8.4 -> The POP3-HTTPMail Gateway. Server on linux active.

comes up. Either run it in the background or use another terminal, so that it continues to run, and then try telnet 127.0.0.1 110. That is the general idea, but so far I'm not having any luck getting it going again.
 
Old 08-17-2007, 09:09 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by super_maan View Post
I know it can't be that hard. There must be someone here who uses it. I just don't want to log in to Hotmail to get my messages. Here is my e-mail if you can help:

super_maan@hotmail.com
You're gonna get your socks spammed off.

IGF
 
Old 08-18-2007, 08:35 AM   #9
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there was another program, I think called gotmail, which you can just run and it will log into your hotmail and forward all your email to another email address and delete it (thats what i used it for) but i think you could load it into a file so that kmail could read it.

Ill have a look for you and get back to you because I need to get my hotmail set up
 
Old 08-18-2007, 06:16 PM   #10
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Yes, it's "gotmail"

http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=96810

I think what gotmail does is parse the html similar to a browser, and captures the emails that way. It seems that it then sends them to another email address that you specify. The Gotmail README explains that if the page structure of hotmail changes, it may stop working.

I believe that hotwayd uses the httpmail protocol used by ms outlook to download mail, so it does not have to request whole html webpages for every email and works much faster. It also allows you to get them directly into whatever POP3 mail program you are using such as Kmail.

Incidentally, I wrote a substantial reply on the topic of configuring hotwayd here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=514382

If you are using Suse 10, probably you are using xinetd, which is the internet superserver on your machine that is going to activate hotwayd. There is a file included with the hotwayd source called hotwayd.xinetd I think, with an example xinetd configuration:

service hotwayd
{
#only_from = 192.168.0.0/24
disable = no
type = unlisted
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = nobody
groups = yes
server = /usr/sbin/hotwayd
#server_args = -p http://proxy:8080
port = 110
}

Add the above to the xinetd config file, and restart xinetd. Do make sure that the binary "hotwayd" is indeed located in /usr/sbin/hotwayd as it appears near the end of the above block of text. xinetd need to have the correct path to hotwayd. Try "whereis hotwayd" and it should tell you where it is. Make sure they match.

After saving the changes, you need to restart xinetd. In Suse, according to what google turned up, you should use "rcxinetd restart" Then try "telnet 127.0.0.1 110" and you should get:

Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to 127.0.0.1.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK POP3 hotwayd v0.8.4 -> The POP3-HTTPMail Gateway. Server on armada active.

If you do, it should be working. Set up you mail program with login as [email@hotmail.com] and the server as 127.0.0.1 and port 110
 
  


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