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[Alpha] Pop Goes the GMail

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idbuythatforadollar    0

Pop Goes the GMail

PGtGM has been discontinued. Please use http://www.gnotify.com/gpopper/ instead!

PGtGM sits between you GMail account and your email client, converting messages from the web based mailbox into POP3 messages that a program such as Outlook Express or Firebird can understand.

POP3 server now fully works. You are able to download gmail emails through any email client. SMTP server appears to work.

Please post any bugs you find in the login process to the thread, or problems displaying messages.

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Click here v0.9 (120k)

NOTE: You need to have the .net runtimes installed. Click Here

Screenshots:

gmailtray1.jpggmailtray2.jpg

gmailnewmsg.jpg

pgtgmadvanced.gif

Version log:

0.1 Inital test version

0.2 Fixed displaying only first 5 messages bug, added better error handling.

0.3 Better error display for errors when parsing message arrays.

Prototype SMTP and POP3 server built in.

0.4 POP3 server now fully works.

You are able to download gmail emails through any email client

0.5 SMTP works, I hope.

Notifies of new messages with tool tip balloon on tray.

Fixed username not found bug.

Used TripleDES encryption to store password in registry.

Fixed problem with no messages in account

0.6 SMTP server accepts attachments

Added Outlook 2003 support

Fixed login bug

Added Mozilla mail client support

Added generic mail client support with correct error responses

Added email client setup page to about screen

Modified design and layout of main form

0.7 Modified the way PGtGM downloads mails

Added advanced tab with various new options

Added ability to change the POP3 and SMTP ports.

Added option to disable external clients from using PGtGM

Added message menu function to rcvd emails

Fixed incorrect password giving blank messagebox bug

PGtGM starts on the tray by default

Fixed unable to exit Windows bug

Added update checking on startup

0.8 Additons:

Allowed user to change port if it is already in use on startup

SMTP server supports RSET

Added better port-in-use checking interface on startup

Fixed 'contenttype text/plain' SMTP server bug

Added proxy support

XML output of messagelist everytime a check commences

Added confirm exit option

Fixed password incorrect doing nothing bug

Removed shameless advertising on outgoing emails!

Fixed main form not being displayed problem

Fixed constant notification of new messages

0.9 Fixed attachment sending bug (I hope)

Now supports multiple To and CC addresses

Added debug log feature

Moved back to Mentalis.org SSL dll

Tightened up security on SMTP server

Started work on IMAP support (doesn't work yet)

Fixed port not saved/max of 60 bug

Improved error handling

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Tiburon    0
This is way better than Gmail and its free and it looks way better...you also get 2GB instead of 1 and there are no adds or popups. :D

Aventure Mail

i find it interesting all the people that say how Aventuremail is better than GMail.

Atleast google will last and not just drop off the side of the planet some day.

Also, google tells you what the ad thing does, last time i checked i didn't even find a privacy policy on aventuremail's site.

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helmers    0
vb6 runtimes weren't as huge.

MFC is good enough for me. small, fast, efficient

Slightly off topic I know...

But I never liked VB. All the programs looked ugly, behaved worse (crash- and hang-wise) than most other Windows programs and they all used the same installer which was really bad. So came .net and VB programs got slightly better.

But who is to pay? Us. The .net runtimes adds to the bloat under the hood. There is more to the .net runtimes than a couple of dll's. The best I can say about .net is that it is easy for lazy programmers. So when there is no alternative, it is okay. But how can something medicore be "great"?

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boxfile    0

Trying this with Thunderbird on XP SP1. Set it up as told, but TBird just says 'Connected to localhost...' when checking for emails, and never gets any further. Running the app on its own is fine, it connects and tells me I have email. But no go through Thunderbird.

Same with OE, pretty much: it gets to 'receiving list of messages from server' but then hangs and hangs and hangs.

No virus checker; no pc-based firewall, but I'm behind a firewall at work. Any ideas? Am using .NET 1.1 - should that be updated?

Great app, btw.

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utomo    1

where I can get the new version 1.0 ?

http://email.about.com/od/windowswebmailto..._goes_gmail.htm

the version .9 is old enough and I think many people already give suggestions and review.

sorry, I got it

http://jaybe.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=288

but the website still showing old version. so lets wait for 1.1

http://jaybe.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=438

I hope the maker will update it soon.

and to all you who afraid of this, please try to look at the source code if something is dangerous. but you need to donate first.

Thanks

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Kevin Leclair    0

When is the next release going to be, any approx. date?

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Patrick_    0
this is a 0.9 bug that will be fixed for the next ver :)

Phew, ok.

Anyways, I have a bug for you (sort of)

When I ran GMAIL for about the 5th time, I got this message:

"Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.

Process ID=0x148 (328), Thread id=0x424 (1060).

Click OK to Terminate the application.

Click Cancel To debug the application."

It only happens when my cable internet is unplugged and it trys to look for the new version.

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divinechild    0

What do you mean by "secure" a gmail account ? In what way ?

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Fili    0

Good work dollar.

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ElectricDemon    0

there needs to be a way of clearing the log, i left PGtGM running checking my email every minute and the log fills up quickly, i'm assuming that it is stored in RAM right? this could eat up too much RAM on my workstation

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gprime    0

works 100% now. you rock! :)

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kombolcha    11

i've requested that too.. something simple like hotpopper. i appreciate what you've done, but i would like it more if it was like hotpopper

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idbuythatforadollar    0

look out for attachment support in V0.7, google even provide the correct mime data on their site for each mail, so it should be real easy and bug free to impliment

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clonk    2
This is way better than Gmail and its free and it looks way better...you also get 2GB instead of 1 and there are no adds or popups. :D

Aventure Mail

No thread hijacking, thanks.

Seriously what a worthless and insulting addition to this thread. idbuythatforadollar is working hard to provide a useful program for people to use and you go and tell everyone to get that stupid email. Besides from what I've seem from that dumb thread here on neowin is it is always down and crashing and you can't have attachments. I'm going to skip it.

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DoS    0
Thank you VERY MUCH!!!!!! now it really works, it is amazing!!! perfectly amazing, no more errors, no bugs (that I've seen). you really disearves some congratulations, as you made a wish of so many people come true. I hope you make an official website for it, as I'll probably be visiting it everyday to see if there are any news.

congratulations :happy:

just a little problem, I can't send e-mails. outlook shows that little green icon saying that is sending, and it says "Disconecting..." then the error message appears (not exactly like this, cause I'm brazilian, and it is translated)

and I didn't see when that that "Sending message" XP ballon apeears. it just appears to say when messages arive.

this part in red, I figured out it was Norton bloking it. but I disabled Norton e-mail cheking to sent messages, and now is ok

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The_Decryptor    1,105

Great program, It looks really usefull (i dont have gmail) but just a few things.

1. A better name would be good, "Pop goes the gmail" just doesnt sound right, I like that GMailer name that was suggested earlier

2. Make it support xp visual styles, not really important but it would make it look better

3. In the about box where it tells you the settings to use in the e-mail client, you could make it grab the info from the main window and display it in the appropriate places.

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Chizm    0

I realize you're doing this for free...but is there a way to get the "Mail sent via PGtGM: http://jaybe.org/pgtgm" signature from not appearing on the sent emails using Outlook 2003?

Thanks...

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krak    0

Might just be me again but the Cc field doesn't seem to transfer over from Outlook 2003

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fusetrips    0

Hi,

May I know where can I get ver 6.0? :blink:

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rmcohen    0

I keep getting the following message in my Debug Log. Could someone please shed some light on this problem...

!! Login caused error: An error occurs while communicating with the remote host.

Thanks,

Robert

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fkend    0

I don't really see why one would want to pick-up mail sent by Gmail using POP3 you just logon and get it direct from your gmail account.

The more important and at the moment the thing that is holding back the use of Gmail is not being able to collect POP3 mail from your office or home servers when on the move.

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CarLBanks    0

See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Length cannot be less than zero.
Parameter name: length
   at System.String.Substring(Int32 startIndex, Int32 length)
   at POP_Goes_the_Gmail.Form1.Login(String sUser, String sPass)
   at POP_Goes_the_Gmail.Form1.btnLogin_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.573
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/microsoft.net/framework/v1.1.4322/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
POP Goes the Gmail
    Assembly Version: 1.0.1604.20803
    Win32 Version: 1.0.1604.20803
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/My%20Stuff/Programs/pgtgm/POP%20Goes%20the%20Gmail.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.573
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.windows.forms/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.windows.forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.573
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.573
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.drawing/1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/system.drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 7.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 7.10.3052.4
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/microsoft.visualbasic/7.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/microsoft.visualbasic.dll
----------------------------------------
Org.Mentalis.Security
    Assembly Version: 1.0.13.701
    Win32 Version: 1.0.13.701
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/My%20Stuff/Programs/pgtgm/Org.Mentalis.Security.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0
    Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.573
    CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system.xml/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.xml.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just in time (JIT) debugging, the config file for this
application or machine (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the machine
rather than being handled by this dialog.

I get this error.

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vmstan    50

PersianMan, if you want to sell your GMail accounts take it to Neobay. Otherwise stop hijacking threads.

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Dazzla    5

Only just realised this app exists, absolutely quality. Best of both worlds! Now I've got all the emails safely stored on GMail and accessible from anywhere, as well as the convenience of reading them in outlook, cheers for this app :)

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