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Old 11-06-2007, 05:56 AM   #1
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problem with accessing gmail using elinks in fedora 7


Hi everyone
How to use the terminal to check mails in gmail account...??
i have got the package elinks installed in my system...
i entered the url ..but it has stopped progressing in the making connection stage...?
Please help me to Browse/atleast check my mails from terminal...

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Old 11-06-2007, 06:27 AM   #2
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gmail uses a lot of javascript, and I dare say is only compatible with a limited number of browsers. If you really want to access your gmail from a console app, you can turn on POP3 & SMTP in your gmail account, and then access these services from a terminal mail client, such as pine or mutt.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 06:57 AM   #3
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gmail uses a lot of javascript, and I dare say is only compatible with a limited number of browsers. If you really want to access your gmail from a console app, you can turn on POP3 & SMTP in your gmail account, and then access these services from a terminal mail client, such as pine or mutt.
THANKS FOR YOUR QUICK REPLY...

May i know how to use pine /mutt to access gmail...
i have installed pine in my computer...
 
Old 11-06-2007, 07:23 AM   #4
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Well, first you need to go into your gmail account preferences (using a supported browser, like firefox), and enable POP3 access. For my account (which I assume is the same as other gmail accounts), it's under the "Forwarding and POP" section - enable "Enable POP for all mail". Then look at the link " Configuration instructions", and select "Other".

I'd recommend using pine rather than mutt - it's easier to use. It was actually the first email client I ever used, back in the early 90s. The version I found in the ubuntu repositories is called alpine, which looks like the pine I used to use. I don't know if it is exactly the same as the version you have.
Code:
alpine -version
Alpine 0.99 built Sun May 6 09:55:42 GMT 2007 on palmer
Google's POP3 access requires ssl, and as far as I can tell, Alpine does not support this, so you need to use an external POP3 client, such as fetchmail. Please read the user documentation for fetchmail and [al]pine to work out how to configure it.

As you can tell, this is quite a bit of effort - why not simply use firefox?
 
  


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