Lockergnome Writer Switches to Mozilla Thunderbird
Tuesday March 2nd, 2004
Patrick writes: "Matt Hartley (of Lockergnome) posted an almost glowing review of Thunderbird, and explained why he's thrown off Outlook XP and switched to it as his primary e-mail program (still using Outlook for calendar, as the Calendar extention in TBird doesn't sync with his PDA)."
#19 Re: Two things Mozilla needs to surpass Outlook...
Thursday March 4th, 2004 9:46 AM
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Yahoo mail supports POP3 access, see the "POP Access and Forwarding" section in "Mail Options" (top right-hand corner after logging into Y! mail). As for Hotmail, they don't allow anything like that so a program such as Hotmail Popper (<http://www.boolean.ca/hotpop/>, free 100-message trial) has to download it and act as a POP3/SMTP server locally. As always, there are free programs that do this for Linux. A quick search of the Gentoo Linux package database turned up Gotmail (<http://www.nongnu.org/gotmail/>, says there's a Win32 version but I couldn't see it..) and hotwayd (<http://hotwayd.sourceforge.net/>). As I dual-boot and share mail between Gentoo and WinXP, I just found it easier to bookmark my inbox.