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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:

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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Toxicfume

What a nice program, just got to try it, a BIG compliment to gmail :yes:

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alfador
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.

Yes. 2GB is the same as 1GB is the same as 40GB. Nobody has that much email. I wish that trend would just go away. I'd rather download Gator than use Aventure.

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Rusty.Metal

there a program like this that will check any pop email account? i like how it is displayed the bubble

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Sushubh
What about doing this for the spymac.com mail service? :)

i thought spymac had pop! :)

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divinechild

True in Aventure mail there is no attachement option (for sending at least) but idbuythatforadollar could do a POP3 for aventure mail too, and this way, you could send attachements too, no google spying on mails for ads ... Better no ?

Anyway, theres a marvellous program that does POP3 for many many emails accounts...

http://www.jmasoftware.com/english/

Enjoy it.

Bravo to idbuythatforadollar for his program... Could u do the same for Aventure mail so ?

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spiritualarmy

i just wanted to thank idbuythatforadollar. i use trillian and wanted a pop3 server for gmail, so this works perfectly.

one item to bring up.

could you make an option to have pgtgm run silently (ie. either in the taskbar from startup with absolutely no notifications or not even in the taskbar at all)? i like my desktop with as little as possible showing and this would be the PERFECT application if it ran in a hidden state.

thanks again,

spiritualarmy

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mipra

Dang....u have such a great idea...thanks a lot for making this program

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letsgoflyers81
i just wanted to thank idbuythatforadollar. i use trillian and wanted a pop3 server for gmail, so this works perfectly.

one item to bring up.

could you make an option to have pgtgm run silently (ie. either in the taskbar from startup with absolutely no notifications or not even in the taskbar at all)? i like my desktop with as little as possible showing and this would be the PERFECT application if it ran in a hidden state.

thanks again,

spiritualarmy

PGtGM does run "silently" for the most part. When it's minimized there's nothing in the taskbar, just an icon in the tray. If you have WinXP you can set it to hide that icon so you'll never know it's there.

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spiritualarmy

yes, it does run pretty silently, but if i want to run it at startup, i get the main window, which i don't really need, as i check the mail through trillian, AND, i don't use xp, haha.

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Frank
yes, it does run pretty silently, but if i want to run it at startup, i get the main window, which i don't really need, as i check the mail through trillian, AND, i don't use xp, haha.

Put the program in your startup menu, then Right Click on it -> Properties -> Shortcut -> Run -> As Minimized

Now it will start, and automatically go to the tray.

This could be implemented easily in the program to make it easier for people who don't know there way around Windows.

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Frank
I have .NET 1.1 and I can't even start the program, I am getting this error:

I recieve the same error as you. I am running Windows XP SP2 RC1. This could be part of the problem.

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.will

im going to try this out. thanks :D

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Tiburon
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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Fragaday

3 suggestions:

Although note I cant run the program for very long, for a reason my 3rd suggestion will show, so if these are already in, I apologise.

1) Make sure the pop/smtp servers only accept connections from the local machine, and preferably don't even respond to requests from outside machines.

2) When the bubble saying youve got new mail appears, make it so if you click it, it can take you to the web interface at gmail.com (optional?), just like the MSN messenger hotmail popups do - although to the inbox, not straight to the message, could be another option. I like to work vie the web interface for uniformity between different machines.

3) HTTP or SOCKS proxy support... maybe just take the settings straight from control panel... currently it seems to try to directly connect, time out and crash.

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xxdesmus

amazing little program, thank you so much for your hard work ;)

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idbuythatforadollar
Hey, Iam wondering whether you have plans to release the source code?

Iam .NET student and I would like to read you're source code for educational purposes! :)

Hey guys,

first off, cheers for all the support. Sorry i havent posted here for a while, my real life job has been hard recently!

right, lets reply to peoples comments:

I promise to release source code for this the day that gmail goes live. This is so PGtGM can get it's foot in the door before all the rip offs of my code come out :)

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idbuythatforadollar
I found another issue that I'm not sure you have any control over. When you reply to a message in a POP client, it doesn't keep the thread going in GMail. It doesn't show the threaded conversation on the site like it does if you just replied through their site.

Thanks, I might be able to sort this out. I'll have a look at it, but I can't gurantee it'll be done for v0.7, as it isn't particualy high priority.

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idbuythatforadollar
Great software! It would be great to see an option to have it minimized into the systray automatically on startup.

A few people have requested this, so I'll make sure it's included for the next version. 0.7 is expected this weekend.

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idbuythatforadollar
What a nice program, just got to try it, a BIG compliment to gmail :yes:

haha ty :) i'll be accepting donations as soon as i can be bothered with a paypal account ;)

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idbuythatforadollar
3 suggestions:

Although note I cant run the program for very long, for a reason my 3rd suggestion will show, so if these are already in, I apologise.

1) Make sure the pop/smtp servers only accept connections from the local machine, and preferably don't even respond to requests from outside machines.

2) When the bubble saying youve got new mail appears, make it so if you click it, it can take you to the web interface at gmail.com (optional?), just like the MSN messenger hotmail popups do - although to the inbox, not straight to the message, could be another option. I like to work vie the web interface for uniformity between different machines.

3) HTTP or SOCKS proxy support... maybe just take the settings straight from control panel... currently it seems to try to directly connect, time out and crash.

1. This is an option in V0.7. By default, only local machine connections will be accepted.

2. Good idea, as soon as i work out how to capture events from popup balloons! Does anyone have any sample code they can send me? I'm working with a notifyicon control

3. Your the second person to request this. I believe .net webclient does accept proxy details, so I'll look into implimenting it soon. No promises for 0.7 tho.

Some very valid points, thanks for your input.

Jon

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OverlordQ
An unhandled exception of type 'System.Net.WebException' occurred in POP Goes the Gmail.exe

Additional information: Could not start POP server. There may already be an application using port 110

Need to maybe make an ini or something so in case we already have something that binds to 110 we can have pgtgm bind to a different port.

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killpulpdogs

hi, i dloaded it and cant get outlook express ocnfigs with it. what do i write in the pop/smtp server files? "local host" or my ip? or what? what exactly do i put? does the fact im routed mess it up? :rolleyes:

please help me out

ps. there is a bug where i deleted a new messege and pop goes teh gmail kept on telling me i had a new message (the deleted one)

thx in advance (id really appreciate a quick reply :devil:

vince

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Dane2003
Posted by Post-It Note

************** 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)

This error is caused by the Security DLL not being extracted to the directory, extracting the DLL should resolve it.

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BlitzSix

My messeges are screwed up in outlook.

Observe:

gmail1.jpg

And

gmail2.jpg

Any ideas ?

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