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Old 08-20-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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popping mail from hotmail, how?


I was using hotwayd, having done a search it seems I'm the only person ... as my post from 2003 (or perhaps 04) appears to be the last mention of it!

Anyway the Slack12 update has broken my xinetd install which was starting the hotway daemon which provides a local pop server as a gateway to hotmail's httpmail.

How do you guys do this (pop from hotmail my client is kmail) ... or doesn't anyone use hotmail anymore. I've had this mail account since about '97 and don't want to ditch it really.

Any tips?


Rambling starts here: Incidentally the Slack 12 install went fine except for the random crashes (I'm talking hard-locks-switch-off-at-wall crashes) the inability to get a working xorg.conf the weird disappearance of a load of installed packages (they were listed in log/packages but all the files had gone!) and a few other oddities. Appears to be working now ... until the next reboot I expect.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by pbhj View Post
I was using hotwayd, having done a search it seems I'm the only person ... as my post from 2003 (or perhaps 04) appears to be the last mention of it!

Anyway the Slack12 update has broken my xinetd install which was starting the hotway daemon which provides a local pop server as a gateway to hotmail's httpmail.

How do you guys do this (pop from hotmail my client is kmail) ... or doesn't anyone use hotmail anymore. I've had this mail account since about '97 and don't want to ditch it really.

Any tips?
I use hotwayd and Hotmail, however I use Ubuntu not Slackware. Also, my email client is Evolution in the Gnome desktop environment and not kmail. Even so, maybe this thread from the Ubuntu forums might possibly be of help to you: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=200408
 
Old 08-20-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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If you want to use thunderbird, it has an extension called "webmail" that allows just that.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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I'm still trying to get hotwayd working

I'm getting to the

$ /usr/local/sbin/hotwayd
+OK POP3 hotwayd v0.8.4 -> The POP3-HTTPMail Gateway. Server on localhost active.

but

# telnet 127.0.0.1 110
Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

How far are you getting? I'm wondering whether something's changed in hotmail to stop this service running properly

Stu
 
Old 08-20-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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Cool

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Originally Posted by Skankpuss View Post
I'm still trying to get hotwayd working

I'm getting to the

$ /usr/local/sbin/hotwayd
+OK POP3 hotwayd v0.8.4 -> The POP3-HTTPMail Gateway. Server on localhost active.

but

# telnet 127.0.0.1 110
Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: connect to address 127.0.0.1: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

How far are you getting? I'm wondering whether something's changed in hotmail to stop this service running properly

Stu
As far as I know (which may not be that far ;-)), nothing has changed in Hotmail to prevent hotwayd from running properly, as long as your Hotmail account is old enough (i.e. older than from about Fall 2005).

You may want to check and confirm that you have xinetd installed and running, if you haven't done that already. In fact take a look at this thread: http://mandrivausers.org/lofiversion...hp/t41613.html

Last edited by klytu; 08-20-2007 at 07:58 PM.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 08:45 PM   #6
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For me it turned out that indeed xinetd wasn't started ... and the last fix I needed was to "chmod ug+x /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2".

Skankpus - seems you're about there. I had my hotwayd running (via xinetd) on 11000 and not on 110. That could be it. I'd also try disabling your firewall and see if that helps.

Quote:
#!/bin/bash
# switch off firewall allowing all traffic
echo "Firewall: disabling filtering (allowing all traffic)"

/usr/sbin/iptables -F
/usr/sbin/iptables -F -t nat
/usr/sbin/iptables -F -t mangle
/usr/sbin/iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT
/usr/sbin/iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT
/usr/sbin/iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT
klytu - it did help, thanks

mattydee - I did know about that one but as I'm on an older box I'd taken the decision to try kmail as it should share resources with other kde apps I run; I also like the integrated interface (eg with akregator, I actually use kontact for kmail). kmail however sucks in one important point - no proper html mail creation. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 12:10 PM   #7
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I've still have hotwayd working on slack 12 through inetd. Even through upgrading too and it's fine. Last time I compiled it was probably slack 10.0:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 342064 2004-12-13 09:26 /usr/local/sbin/hotwayd
 
Old 09-20-2007, 01:33 AM   #8
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Hey Guys,

I've managed to get xinetd running properly - I did another reinstall of it.

I'm not the only one that the first re-install didn't work for either!

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=xinetd

Happy hotwayding

Stu

 
  


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