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Old 12-21-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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Wanted: A good alternative to Hotwayd


Hi,


I need a good alternative to the mail grabber Hotwayd (which wont work on my Mandrake 9.1 system) anyone know of a good easy to install one (im a newbie) with a good readme and FAQ?

let me know,

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Old 12-22-2003, 01:23 AM   #2
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Maybe it's not what you're looking for, but you can get a free pop/smtp account at www.softhome.net.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 04:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for you advice 'Velvet Elvis' but i really want to keep the account i have got - all my freinds know it and i have joined many subscription.


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Old 01-14-2004, 11:26 PM   #4
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why won't Hotwayd work on Mandrake?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 10:54 AM   #5
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Just doesnt, i cant rember the exact fault, it just didnt do what i wanted so i was gonna try another!
 
Old 01-15-2004, 10:12 PM   #6
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I guess you followed the directions on the install page just like I did. I had a problem but I found the answer so I'll share it with you in case you had the same one. Now I have hotwayd working fine and it's a simple solution.
First I installed the program and the lib file. When you follow the directions for editing your inetd file, be sure that you use the full path to hotwayd, not just 'hotwayd' like they say. I used /usr/sbin/hotwayd, or whatever you find with 'which hotwayd'. That was all I needed and now it's working fine. Only shortcoming is that you can't send through hotmail.
Hope that helps you some.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 11:13 PM   #7
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first post!!!!!


there is another program written in java called "Mr. Postman" which does the same thing (although not as good) as hotwayd. i used it first, and it seems to work prety well on my RH 9 system, using both evolution and thunderbird....

you can get it over at freshmeat
 
Old 01-16-2004, 10:35 AM   #8
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Thanx

Thanking you guys for the last two posts one of them will definaltely help - i use hotmail so i might have to use the alternative!

Linz
 
Old 01-22-2004, 05:00 PM   #9
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Where can i find Mr Postman im having loads of problems tracking it down
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:44 PM   #10
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you couldn't get hotwayd to work?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:42 PM   #11
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http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=68124
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:46 AM   #12
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I didnt try to get Hotwayd to work, because you said it wasnt possible to send through hotmail, and that is the email provider i use.

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Old 01-23-2004, 03:21 AM   #13
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Ive gone to the site and i dont know which one to downloa, i tried to download the tar.gz one but when i downloaded the file, and oped it it had no use full readme! should i download one of the files, or can i find detailed instructions elsewhere? sorry if i sound really dumb, but i havent used linux for long!

Linz
 
Old 01-23-2004, 04:48 AM   #14
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I've never used it before, but a quick look over it, and it sounds like you have to take a look at the src/org/mrbook/mrpostman directory...haven't tried it tho'
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:36 PM   #15
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here is the homepage, courtesy of freshmeat.net:
http://mrpostman.sourceforge.net/
and here is the install:
http://mrpostman.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/


unfortunately (and it seems like this is what you are looking for based on last post), is that there is no way currently of sending an email through hotmail using either mrpostman or hotwayd. it just can't be done with current methods, but they are great for retrieving messages.
if you wanna try a paying method--crossover office has the ability to run outlook express on linux for a nominal fee.
check out:

http://www.codeweavers.com/site/products/
 
  


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