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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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i used the program for the first time today.. its nice, but annoying.

it would be just fine if it didn't have the option to "check for mail" i'd like it more if it was like the hotmail pop3 program, where all it does is make it work w/ outlook, thunderbird.. etc.

the auto update checking and constant port conflict at startup is annoying even though i already set it to a different port, it comes back after a restart.

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

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentException: '125' is not a valid value for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'Minimum' and 'Maximum'.
   at System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown.set_Value(Decimal value)
   at POP_Goes_the_Gmail.frmTray.LoadFields()
   at POP_Goes_the_Gmail.frmTray.frmTray_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.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
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POP Goes the Gmail
    Assembly Version: 1.0.1631.26985
    Win32 Version: 1.0.1631.26985
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Pop%20Goes%20the%20GMail/POP%20Goes%20the%20Gmail.exe
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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I've got the Pop Goes the GMail program install and it tells me when my mail has been received... BUT, I can't figure out how to make it show up in my Outlook Express.. I'm sure its something simple that I'm missing... Any help anyone? Thanks!

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Everyone keeps asking why you would want to download if Gmail gives you 1gb of space. I can certainly understand that many users might not want to download messages. I use my E-mail accounts to send large image file attachments - sometimes in .tiff files or .efx files. These are basically 50-100 page hi resolution faxes. It is not unusual for these files to exceed 4mb in size. I need to download these files to my computer so I can convert them to PDF files, add comments, and return them to where they came from. I can't run the risk of my ISP or Gmail being down when I need to access these files. I turn them around with comments within hours. I need them to download automatically as soon as possible in the background without input on my part.

I leave them on Gmail so I can access them from multiple workstations in my office. If you setup Outlook correctly you can automatically download these files to multiple computers so that you have backup copies of all your important attachments on multiple computers as well as on gMail's server. If anyone out there has had a hard drive crash without a recent backup of your documents you know exactly what I'm talking about. Redundency! If you're just using E-mail for saying "Hi how are you, I am fine." You don't care about this at all.

Mike

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Decided to try thunderbird on win2k, using that i can recieve emails no problems, with 0.7 i can send emails, with 0.8 i cannot.

havent tried with attachments.

Thanks for your effort in making this app

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two questions:

1.) is the source code available yet? I was overjoyed when I saw this was written in .NEt (C# or VB?)

2.) if the source is not available, would it be difficult for pop goes the gmail to take the username and password from the POP3 and SMTP sessions, the way yahoo pops does (http://yahoopops.sourceforge.net/)?

I ask because I do not run any non-essential programs in the background on my desktop. Even with a gig of ram and 3.6+GHz of proc I still like to keep things to a bare minimum, so my games can run at LUDICROUS speed. I have another box in my house that runs yahoo pops and would presumably run pop goes the gmail so that my mail client on the big machine just connects to those. And considering my GF just got a gmail invite (from me ;)) it would be nice to both use the same g-mail proxy.

GREAT program!

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I love this program and recommend it to everyone who has Gmail already. It works perfectly especially version Ver. 8

So this is my setup:

Using Outlook 2003 on Windows 2000.

1.Having Lotus Notes I'm using the Lotus Notes Connector to receive Lotus Notes E-mail in my Outlook.

2. I have a Hotmail account, so I've got that added to Outlook 2003 as well.

3. Pop goes the Gmail is added and I can see the e-mail within it it, everything sync's fine while it's open.

Problem: My Gmail is delivered into the inbox of my Lotus Notes folder within Outlook. Everytime! Nothing appears in the Gmail folder, but when I do login to Gmail via a web site, the mail is there.

I'm sure it's something simple but anyone who can help would be be nice.

Thanks!

-DCGUY12

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1. Try unchecking then checking the "Pop goes the weasel" music option in frmSplash. It causes a crash.

2. You might want to change the title on frmSplash to "About PGtGM" or something.

3. There should be an option to hide the taskbar icon and balloon bubbles.

4. There should be a command-line option to start and exit silently. This would be used for the "Automatically start PGtGM when you login to Windows" option.

5. PGtGM should be split into 2 EXEs: pgtgmsvr.exe and pgtgmadm.exe. pgtgmsvr.exe contains the main program, while pgtgmadm.exe contains the administrative portion. This splitting would mean a user could create a Start menu shortcut to pgtgmadm.exe if they had disabled the taskbar icon.

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Thanks a lot. Nice app.

Kinda odd password shows up as all gs. lol Kinda odd. Wish you justed use ****.

Also, no minimize to system tray? Instead of just hide button. Minimize to system tray is always better in my opipion but make it an option. Please.

Thanks,

Will

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I have no idea how to set up the local host thing soo i can recive it in thunderbird, can someone help me???

Edit: NM i did it hehehe

Edited by AndresV
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Thanks a lot. Nice app.

Kinda odd password shows up as all gs. lol Kinda odd. Wish you justed use ****.

Also, no minimize to system tray? Instead of just hide button. Minimize to system tray is always better in my opipion but make it an option. Please.

Thanks,

Will

I'd prefer it if it just minimised straight to the system tray too.

I really like Rokeys icons in the main program, but would prefer something a little clearer in the system tray - it looks a little crampt. Maybe a google G to show it running and the google star to show you have mail.

Nice program though and it works great.

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I haven't been able to install it yet (no .net,) but I was wondering if you could chain it with other pop-proxy servers? I'm using popfile (google it, it's worth your time,) and while popfile is infinitely configurable, I'm hoping that pop-gmail can be set to use different ports.

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i got a stupid error... it always says that the default ports are in use... damn thing. then i get this error...

See the end of this message for details on invoking

just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************

System.ArgumentException: '500' is not a valid value for 'Value'. 'Value' should be between 'Minimum' and 'Maximum'.

?  at System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown.set_Value(Decimal value)

?  at POP_Goes_the_Gmail.frmTray.LoadFields()

?  at POP_Goes_the_Gmail.frmTray.frmTray_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)

?  at System.Windows.Forms.Form.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: 1.0.1631.26985

? ? Win32 Version: 1.0.1631.26985

? ? CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/Pop%20Goes%20the%20GMail/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: 1.1.4322.947

? ? CodeBase: file:///c:/windows/assembly/gac/system/1.0.5000.0__b77a5c561934e089/system.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

----------------------------------------

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

----------------------------------------

System.Xml

? ? Assembly Version: 1.0.5000.0

? ? Win32 Version: 1.1.4322.947

? ? 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.

edit...

now i got it so i dont get that stupid error, but now it wont let me check my email. it says the connection has been interrupted when i use outlook.

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Not free..is it?

"10-day Trial"

No but it works really well and has a lot more features. Attachments work as they should. I can't use PGTGM because all I get is the same error on startup, every version that gets released it is never fixed.

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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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