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Pop Goes the GMail (GMail POP3/SMTP converter)

tHe_cLeanER

OSNN One Post Wonder
#1
Pop Goes the Gmail


Well, posted this on Neowin but thought I would add it here as well to get a few more people to test (and break) it.

PGtGM allows you to use a standard email client such as outlook, or outlook express to send and receive email with your @Gmail account.

See the site http://jaybe.org/pgtgm/ for more stuff

Download:
Latest version

Couple of screenshots:

 

tHe_cLeanER

OSNN One Post Wonder
#7
You have any luck getting it working?

It works fine on my gmail account, but im not sure if other peoples settings/emails will cause it to screw up!

NetRyder said:
Still testing.
EDIT: Redundant post by a few seconds
 
#8
tHe_cLeanER said:
You have any luck getting it working?

It works fine on my gmail account, but im not sure if other peoples settings/emails will cause it to screw up!
Oh, actually my response was to ~bk's question.

I haven't tested the software yet...will do so tomorrow. It's past 2:30AM now, so I should probably go to sleep. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
#9
NetRyder said:
Oh, actually my response was to ~bk's question.

I haven't tested the software yet...will do so tomorrow. It's past 2:30AM now, so I should probably go to sleep. I'll let you know how it goes.
How did you manage to open an account for real (a few days ago ?...) and not just sign up to receive an alert when the service is actually running ?
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#10
Active users of blogger (owned by google) were offered accounts for testing, I gather this is because they see these people as active internet users.
 

Johnny

.. Commodore ..
Political User
#11
I'm not sure if I trust the gmail. With it scanning your email to place the appropriate adds on your mail page is kinda swaying me away from it. With it scanning the messages it can put them on a central service and anyone can read them .. I don't like that ..
 
#12
Johnny said:
I'm not sure if I trust the gmail. With it scanning your email to place the appropriate adds on your mail page is kinda swaying me away from it. With it scanning the messages it can put them on a central service and anyone can read them .. I don't like that ..
Doesn't bother me. It's not like a human is reading all my messages. It's clear that some sort of software just scans through the mail, looks for keywords, and displays AdSense words that are related to those keywords.
I much prefer that to those intrusive flashing banners, popups, or Flash ads that a lot of other free providers have. I guess I'm just not paranoid.
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#14
If you know about the service and what it does and still want to sign up then go ahead. Otherwise don't. Its that simple.
Personally i wouldn't like it cause all my scores of email about my drug cartel and pr0n ring might get picked up :p
 

indyjones

OSNN.net Adventurer
#15
Khayman said:
If you know about the service and what it does and still want to sign up then go ahead. Otherwise don't. Its that simple.
Personally i wouldn't like it cause all my scores of email about my drug cartel and pr0n ring might get picked up :p
LOL :D
 

Johnny

.. Commodore ..
Political User
#16
Khayman said:
If you know about the service and what it does and still want to sign up then go ahead. Otherwise don't. Its that simple.
Personally i wouldn't like it cause all my scores of email about my drug cartel and pr0n ring might get picked up :p
This is what I am getting at, what if this turns out like Yahoo and Hotmail where you get 500 junk emails to 1 good one and they are a majority of porn and such. If the scanner picks that up it will show nothing but porn advertisements. The concept is nice and the thinking behindit is nice. But the scanning is just like a big peace of spyware. I also have a hard time believing that a machine will be the ony one reading the emails ..
 

onimkron

OSNN Senior Addict
#18
Johnny said:
This is what I am getting at, what if this turns out like Yahoo and Hotmail where you get 500 junk emails to 1 good one and they are a majority of porn and such. If the scanner picks that up it will show nothing but porn advertisements. The concept is nice and the thinking behindit is nice. But the scanning is just like a big peace of spyware. I also have a hard time believing that a machine will be the ony one reading the emails ..
Well, this is Google we're talking about. If it isn't JUST a computer reading the emails, then it'll most likely get a visit from court, based on infringing people's privacy. That'll seriously dent Google's business reputation, especially since it only quite recently floated. I doubt they'd want to gamble like that.
 
#19
onimkron said:
Well, this is Google we're talking about. If it isn't JUST a computer reading the emails, then it'll most likely get a visit from court, based on infringing people's privacy. That'll seriously dent Google's business reputation, especially since it only quite recently floated. I doubt they'd want to gamble like that.
Exactly. And when the user base gets large enough (and it most definitely will), do you really think they're going to hire enough human beings to read through every mail that every user sends and receives?
Now putting all reality aside, even IF this is possible, what good would it do for Google's employees to actually read through your personal emails?
 

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