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Old 01-27-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
jonasan
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Hotmail POP/SMTP for Evolution


Hi

Does anyone know the address for the POP and SMTP servers to use with Evolution?

Thats it.

I may not be a weathered user but I have been out in the rain!
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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Hotmail is web based email. Try looking at the hotmail FAQ or hotmail support if they have SMTP/POP. Or email hotmail support for that info.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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I'm using Evolution in Windows and a program called freepops to access my hotmail account.

Maybe you should check out the freepops POP3 daemon
 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:04 PM   #4
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Oh ya, the smtp server is mx01.hotmail.com

The POP server is the real problem, when freepops is running (with an updated hotmail.lua file) it should do... stuff... so that the POP server is "localhost".

Check out the freepops forums they're pretty helpful.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 10:31 AM   #5
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Hotmail POP/SMTP for Evolution

this is how i was told to get it working:

First, make sure your system is up to date. Open up a terminal and type:


Code:
sudo apt-get update
Now, install the inet daemon


Code:
sudo apt-get install inetutils-inetd
This takes care of all of our dependencies. Now on to the good stuff...


Code:
sudo apt-get install hotway hotsmtp
This will install hotway, which allows you to read hotmail e-mails by simulating a POP3 server, and hotsmtpd, which allows you to send e-mail through hotmail using SMTP. By default, however, only hotway gets installed properly to your inet daemon, so let's fix this.


Code:
sudo gedit /etc/inetd.conf
Look for a line like this:


Code:
pop3 stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/bin/hotwayd
By default, hotway leaves a copy of each message it downloads on the server. I prefer it this way, so I can read my e-mail at other locations, but if you don't feel like filling up your hotmail box, change the line to add "-r" to the end, like this:


Code:
pop3 stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/bin/hotwayd -r
And we also need to add a line to get hotsmtpd working, just paste this at the bottom:


Code:
2500 stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/bin/hotsmtpd
This will set the inet daemon to listen to incoming calls on port 2500, and forward the connection to the hotsmtp daemon. Now, save your file, exit gedit, and restart your inetd server:


Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/inetutils-inetd restart
If everything is working properly, you'll see this pop up on your screen:


Code:
* Restarting internet superserver inetd [ ok ]
Now, close out of your terminal and start up Evolution. It may pop up the first-time use wizard, you can use that if you like. Or, you may have to go to Edit->Preferences and hit the Mail Accounts button on the left. However you choose to do it, here's your information:

Email Address: xxx@hotmail.com (fill in your normal e-mail address that you use to login to hotmail)

Receive Server type: POP
Server: 127.0.0.1
Username: xxx@hotmail.com (same as above)
Security: No encryption
Authentication type: Password
(Remember password checkbox is up to you)

Send Server type: SMTP
Server: 127.0.0.1:2500
[X] Server requires authentication (check this box)
Use Secure Connection: No encryption
Authentication Type: PLAIN
Username: xxx@hotmail.com (same as above)
(Optional Remember password checkbox)
 
Old 08-23-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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Neither yahoo nor hotmail working

Tried your stuff there. To be honest, I am still a bit of a noob, so that may factor into the equation.

[code]Unable to connect to POP server 127.0.0.1.
Error sending username: -ERR Please log in with USER first

Please enter the POP password for [/quote]
 
Old 08-24-2006, 09:31 AM   #7
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hotmail/smtp/pop

have you setup evolution correctly what isp do you use i try to get back with an answer as soon as i can
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unisol
have you setup evolution correctly
TO be honest, am still a newbie on some of this stuff thus I don't know if set up properly or not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by unisol
what isp do you use i try to get back with an answer as soon as i can
ISP: sbcglobal.net

Email: yahoo and MSN

Thanks for the help
 
Old 08-26-2006, 11:09 AM   #9
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evolution+hotmail

try this thread http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...tion+hotmai l
 
Old 08-27-2006, 06:52 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unisol
Sorry, not sure which one you meant.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 10:07 AM   #11
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go to ubuntu forums register its free and very informative and go to the thread i posted it should help
 
Old 08-28-2006, 06:56 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by unisol
go to ubuntu forums register its free and very informative and go to the thread i posted it should help
I am a member there and have looked for a while there and here seeking answers. The site your link sends me to, is the main screen, which I have searched from many times. If there is a specific link or something, I would love to see it, but i have not found it.

Sorry,
 
  


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