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HOWTO_POP3_Thru_Freepops

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What is Freepops?

Freepops is a program to be able to access different e-mail services that don't offer POP3 access, like Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail, through a POP3 mail client such as Thunderbird, Kmail, mutt, etc.

Installing

You need the latest version for Hotmail to work, so :

echo "net-mail/freepops" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge freepops

and if you want the documentation ...

USE="doc" emerge freepops

This should install FreePOPs

Warning: The doc USE flag is no longer supported as of versions 0.9.8-r1 and onwards.

Configuration

Configuration file is /etc/freepops/config.lua you can edit it to your like-ing. Also, Make sure you add it to your default run level

rc-update add freepopsd default
/etc/init.d/freepopsd start

Now for your email client, point to 127.0.0.1 port 2000. For "username" type in the email address e.g. "meandyou@hotmail.com" and your password. You're all set.

Updating plugins for Freepops

To update the plugins run this command from comman line

freepops-updater-dialog

External Links

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