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[Alpha] Pop Goes the GMail


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idbuythatforadollar

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:

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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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AltoidBox
i dont see the point of having gigabyte of space when u still want to download it to ur computer...

BASH me if i'm wrong.

I would have to agree with you. If I've got 1000MB on the web, I don't have to worry about downloading stuff so I can delete them off my account, and plus, I can see all my mail no matter which computer I'm using to check it.

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krak
They will, unfortunately they're going to charge for it.

19 bucks a month is what they're currently considering.

I've got a way I get this information that I won't name here, but it's true. ;)

uhm, I don't think so pal.

Yahoo offers TWO gb of space for 19$ per YEAR...

So I don't quite see how 19$ per MONTH for half the space can compete with that...

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antoxicion
I would have to agree with you. If I've got 1000MB on the web, I don't have to worry about downloading stuff so I can delete them off my account, and plus, I can see all my mail no matter which computer I'm using to check it.

good i'm not alone... hehe

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Chizm
uhm, I don't think so pal.

Yahoo offers TWO gb of space for 19$ per YEAR...

So I don't quite see how 19$ per MONTH for half the space can compete with that...

Exactly, there's no way Google will charge $19 per MONTH for POP access. Per year, yes it's very possible...monthly and they'll get nobody.

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VaMPiRiC_CRoW

Hi,

I discover this program today, and when I tried to use it, I've this error:

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krak

Is it just me or does the 'new mail' count not reset itself once you've grabbed the new messages?

EDIT: whoops, looks like it goes back to 0 once it checks again after another 10 minutes

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sdenike

Im waiting for a Mac Version...

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trigger_my_passion
The "beauty" of Microsoft's .net ?

But as you imagine, someone had to do the same for GMail. Called "pgtgm" (Pop goes the GMail), this windows-only proxy-like program that allows you to use any pop3 email program with your GMail "web-only" account, that is, it works like MrPostman, acting as a pop3 server to your email program (which you have to point to localhost, 127.0.0.1 as the server), and then, the program fetches the messages one by one over a http connection). Heard of the "middleware" buzzword?? Well, this would be it.

The program needs the .Net Framework installed first (a 20-MB download), and some have called the resulting program a memory hog: "downloading 20meg framework to run 73k program is really justifable (sic)" wondered one user in the NeoWin forums. "Doesn't work, and uses 45mb of ram" said another. In the defense of the program, another dot-net advocate replied: "as for 45 meg of ram, thats just the way .NET apps work. they allocate ram in advance".

"This program does not steal passwords and send them to me. Source code will be available to prove this when development has progressed" said the author. So far, I checked his site and source code is still not available. Caveat Emptor. Find the thread about PGTGM here

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16677

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Dazzla

Goddamn, The Inqs MS vendetta strikes pgtgm :s

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sesh

that inquirer article is crap... if i had a GMail account i would prove them wrong :p.

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idbuythatforadollar
Is it just me or does the 'new mail' count not reset itself once you've grabbed the new messages?

EDIT: whoops, looks like it goes back to 0 once it checks again after another 10 minutes

Yup, I have my mail check set to 1 mins :)

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idbuythatforadollar
Goddamn, The Inqs MS vendetta strikes pgtgm :s

Damn straight. And cheers to jack_canada for his POS post that they used as the fundamental for their unjustified argument.

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idbuythatforadollar
Im waiting for a Mac Version...

Keep waiting... I see some .net linux ports, but no .net mac ones.

When it goes open source (when gmail goes public) or if a mac developer donates towards the project then they will get the source code and hopefully start reworking it for Macs

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Kevin Leclair

Are attachments supported now?

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Kevin Leclair

Still doesn't work for me! :crazy:

Crashes on frmSplash.

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A.K.R.

Does anyone have Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003? If so, you do not need to download the .NET frameworks from Microsoft. If you have noticed, your Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 CD case comes with two CDs - the Office CD and the Business Contact Manager for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 CD. The Business Contact Manager CD has the latest version of Microsoft's .NET Framework. You can install it from within there. Also, other such programs that require the .NET Frameworks will usually include them - look at their CDs first before wasting time downloading them!

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krak

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

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jackit

An excellent software, I just try it. It works well with outlook. But I can only receive Gmail from other mail clients (becky, Incredimail), I can't send them. Hope next version it will works well with becky and other clients.

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iczman

One downside is it eats 22mb of my memory when it's running. Mind optimize it so it uses less resource? So far I only run it whenever I open my Outlook 2003.

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robshort

Jon - excellent program. Been using it for about an hour now. I've read this entire thread, and it looks like you're still replying to the bug reports, so here's mine:

Using outlook 2003

Windows XP .NET framework installed.

Everything seems to be working correctly, except I can't find the spot to turn of the pgtgm sig, and like someone earlier reported, the cc field doesn't seem to be working. When I email two addresses it goes to the first one, but the second one never gets it. When I look at the headers on the mail that did go through there's nothing in the cc field. Seems like pgpgtm is stripping it. Also, pgtgm always reports that I have 1 new email, even if my box is empty. Minor cosmetic stuff. Again, good job.

Rob

edit: the sig and the "1 new email" thing was my idiocy. I was running v 0.7. Those two problems don't happen in v 0.8. The cc thing still isn't working.

Sorry for the premature posting...

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Liquid
One downside is it eats 22mb of my memory when it's running. Mind optimize it so it uses less resource? So far I only run it whenever I open my Outlook 2003.

Thats .Net for you. it reserves something like 22MB and doesn't let the program do more.

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FishmanUK

hi, just got a gmail account, using outlook express on windows 2000 i can send email from my gmail account but when i try to get email in outlook express it goes to about 1/5th of the "recieving list of messages from server" and gets no further.

I can use the "View emails" thing in gmail and it gets the email.

Any ideas ? tried 0.7 and 0.8

thanks

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Favvi
Still doesn't work for me! :crazy:

Crashes on frmSplash.

it did this for me as well

first of all it worked perfect, but once i restarted i get this error again..

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Hankyone

i get an error when checking for update

maybe its because the site is down?[edit]working now[/edit]

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