Alternative to Pop Goes The Gmail

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Howling Wolf, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Amongst the Native Ones
    Yes, there's an alternative to PGTG, Freepops allows you to have one or multiple Gmail accounts within your e-mail client using the POP3 protocol. You can find it there: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=105652 Be sure to take the SSL version.

    You also need the special plugin for Gmail I attached as I can't remember where I downloaded it from (config.lua in root directory and gmail.lua in LUA sub-folder).

    Once Freepops is installed with its plugin(don't forget to put a shorcut to it in the start menu 'startup' folder), the account(s) setup is quite easy:

    user: user@gmail.com (yes, full address)
    password: your.password

    POP3 server: localhost
    Smtp server: your.isp.smtp
    Advanced tab:
    Incoming (POP3): port 2000
    SSL: unchecked

    Works great for me :)
     

    Attached Files:

    Khayman likes this.
  2. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

    Messages:
    820
    cool. I wanna try this out. How do I find out what "your.isp.smtp" is??
     
    rushm001 likes this.
  3. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Amongst the Native Ones
    I guess you have an e-mail account with you isp, no ?
    Put the same smtp server used in your main pop3 account, should be fine ;)

    Edit:
    OOOOps, forgot to mention that there seems to be other versions for other Operating Systems than Windows on the link provided ;)
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

    Messages:
    1,551
    Location:
    London, UK
    Doesnt seem to work for me!

    'Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming POP3 server'

    Any ideas?
     
  5. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Amongst the Native Ones
    You may have a mistake somewhere...

    user: full e-mail address
    POP3 server: localhost
    POP3 port: 2000
     
  6. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

    Messages:
    1,551
    Location:
    London, UK
    Yep..got those in there. It doesnt seem to accept my login/pass for my gmail account. I've tested i have them right in IE and can login fine there.

    Lets me send from my gmail account tho. ??

    You have to have freepops running too correct?
     
  7. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

    Messages:
    1,551
    Location:
    London, UK
    -ERR AUTH FAILED is the error i get
     
  8. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Amongst the Native Ones
    yes, freepops must be running in systray.

    yes, you can send from your gmail account (using the appropriate smtp). Only thing is that the sent mail(s) won't appear in the sent folder when you access your account in IE (or other browser), too bad...
     
  9. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

    Messages:
    1,551
    Location:
    London, UK
    OOps...my bad. I didnt download the SSL version! All working now!

    Cheers Wolf
     
  10. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Amongst the Native Ones
    I'm glad it works for you now :)
    I don't know why the SSL version is needed as the SSL option must be disabled in the account....

    ps.: rep point me if you enjoy it now... ;)
     
  11. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

    Messages:
    820
    ok a little more progress. I used my hotpop smtp, but now it keeps prompting me for my username & password....
     
  12. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

    Messages:
    1,243
    Location:
    Amongst the Native Ones
    strange...

    There must be a mistake somewhere... you can't use your provider's smtp ? Hotpop is not a provider/e-mail service, is it ?
    Let's take my example: my ISP is Free Telecom (Fr), its smtp is 'smtp.free.fr'.
    Maybe Hotpop smtp refuses to forward your e-mails... you know, I won't sent your message as you're using a rival service, such things....
    What's your provider, in the end ?
     
    Teddy likes this.