NewsForge's Robin Miller on Converting Outlook Users to Mozilla

Monday June 23rd, 2003

marcoos writes: "'Friends don't let friends use Outlook Express,' writes Robin Miller on NewsForge. So, what's the solution? Yes, Mozilla Mail&News."

#12 Gotmail and Mozilla?

by eiseli

Tuesday June 24th, 2003 6:54 AM

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I've just installed gotmail and it's working fine. I've been using to set it up using this <> . (not that I'm using hotmail, nor kmail, but it was an interesting setup).

While I'm completely satisfied with Mozilla mail, I'm wondering if there's an easy way to set up Mozilla to look into local mailboxes as does KMail.

What I did: created the .hotmail and .gotmail directories, installed the perl modules, run gotmail, noticed that curl was missing on my system and installed it. Then everything was really working well. I symlinked ~/.hotmail/Inbox to my mozilla Mail/server/hotmail and created a cronjob so that it checks every hour for new mail (anyways, that's overkill for the 1 legitimate message I get every month... and the remaining is spam anyways).

Ok, so working, but I think it's not as professional a solution like one can do in KMail (set up a folder, tell to look in a mailbox folder located there, tell to use that program located there in order to fetch new mail etc...

Anyone got a suggestion how to do that better in Mozilla mail, and point me to bug numbers if there are any? Thanks so much in advance.