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Old 09-15-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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Wink email client for yahoomail and hotmail?

hi everyone

i'm new to linux and i'm looking for an email client that can send and recieve yahoo and hotmail, i've tried simian and kmail and can't get it to work.

i'm looking for a small client with multiple accounts like eprompter on windows (hope it gets ported to linux soon).

if anyone can give me tips or recommend this program i'll be grateful.

thanks in advance
Old 09-15-2004, 11:12 AM   #2
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There is one program out on SourceForge called YPOPs! for yahoo mail

According to the site, I guess it will emulate a POP3 account, which you could then use any email client for Linux (please correct me if I'm wrong). I think the best way is if you were to use an email client, say Ximian's Evolution, you should do the following:

*Tools -> Settings
*Click on "Mail Accounts" on the left side, and click on "+Add" on the right side
*Enter your Yahoo email address
*Select POP as the type of server
*Under host type in "localhost" without the quotes
*Your username should just be your Yahoo id, but you may have to tack on the if it doesn't work
*Continue along through the setup, when you get to "Sending email" make sure you set the host as "localhost" as well (again without the quotes);

Note that I'm basing these directions off the documentation for setting up YPOPs! for Opera (

As for Hotmail, you can use hotwayd

After you use succesfully install it, just set up your email client the same way as for Yahoo. Here is the installation directions for hotwayd:

This is the first time i've given instructions on how to do something in linux, so there might be some bugs, but just follow the directions on both sites on installing each one and things should work out

Hope this helps

Old 09-15-2004, 02:08 PM   #3
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bknight If I'm not wrong hotmail is non available on UNIX like system.
So the problem is solved??? Thanks for the news!!!!
Old 09-15-2004, 02:12 PM   #4
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you can also use gotmail.
check it at:
Old 09-15-2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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thanks for the help guys,

i'll give it a try and see if it works (if it doesn't i'm probably at fault)



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