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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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BlitzSix

Hey guys, I was just talking to a buddy of mine who recently got GMail. And I told him about this awesome program. But then he told me not to use it because people are getting banned by google? Is this true???

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Hidea

You are here tooo! :D

well... that's what I was told by lardiop.. he's a member here too! :)

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OverlordQ
Hey guys, I was just talking to a buddy of mine who recently got GMail.  And I told him about this awesome program.  But then he told me not to use it because people are getting banned by google?  Is this true???

If you look at the Policies, they could probably argue that it might violate:

Interfere with other Gmail users' enjoyment of the Service

Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Gmail Service

Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Gmail Service

Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Gmail Service

Take your pick and I'm sure pgtgm could violate any of them, especially #3 and #4

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Hidea

that looks pretty serious :/

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idbuythatforadollar
If you look at the Policies, they could probably argue that it might violate:

Interfere with other Gmail users' enjoyment of the Service

Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Gmail Service

Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Gmail Service

Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Gmail Service

Take your pick and I'm sure pgtgm could violate any of them, especially #3 and #4

Well, i was obviously the first person to use it...

Any my gmail account still works just fine!

If this is true, which I very much doubt, then all that needs to be done is change what PGtGM identifies itself as, and problem solved.

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daweeze02

well the program works perfect for me, but how do i get the emails sent to my outlook 2003(not express)

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daweeze02

sweet got it working perfect in outlook 2003, thank you very much :):):)

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OverlordQ
Well, i was obviously the first person to use it...

Any my gmail account still works just fine!

If this is true, which I very much doubt, then all that needs to be done is change what PGtGM identifies itself as, and problem solved.

fix the port binding bug and I'll be happy.

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idbuythatforadollar

done! version 0.7 is available!

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dbasulto

Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.

Process id=0x268 (616), Thread if=0xf64 (3940)

click to terminate, click cancel to debug :o

got this, even if i installed the .net framework and rebooted...

using xp sp1, zone alarms firewall, norton anti virus...

any ideas?

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daweeze02

0.7 works good for me thanks again :)

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

Process id=0x268 (616), Thread if=0xf64 (3940)

click to terminate, click cancel to debug :o

got this, even if i installed the .net framework and rebooted...

using xp sp1, zone alarms firewall, norton anti virus...

any ideas?

First off, do you have the .dll file in the same folder as the EXE?

Hmm.. im wondering if this is something to do with transparency. Anyone who is getting this error, please download the attached file, (no transparency) and post if you still get it?

Jon

pgtgm_test.zip

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versiondub

I like this program - but why get it if you have gmail? Gmail is supposed to be better than regular email, which is why it's there. I guess you can use it for the 1 gb storage, but I don't think that anyone has a problem with storage when they are downloading their mail to their computers. Just my thoughts. Great program though.

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chacho
I like this program - but why get it if you have gmail? Gmail is supposed to be better than regular email, which is why it's there. I guess you can use it for the 1 gb storage, but I don't think that anyone has a problem with storage when they are downloading their mail to their computers. Just my thoughts. Great program though.

more for people who dont care about searching or "starring" their email, and just want it downloaded to their email client without having to log in through a web browser and navigate to an email...

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DoS

grrrrr :angry:

0.7 does not work again!!! :(

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dbasulto
First off, do you have the .dll file in the same folder as the EXE?

Hmm.. im wondering if this is something to do with transparency. Anyone who is getting this error, please download the attached file, (no transparency) and post if you still get it?

Jon

:whistle: Yes, i did have the dll in the same folder

(i extracted to c:\program files\popgmail\)

with the new exe/dll i get:

Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.

Process id=0xf54 (3924), Thread id=0x32c (812).

click OK to terminate, or click CANCEL to debug.....

any ideas? :whistle:

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clonk
more for people who dont care about searching or "starring" their email, and just want it downloaded to their email client without having to log in through a web browser and navigate to an email...

Then why get gmail when those features it has are the reason for signing up?

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PLuG8

Jon,

First off - great program! I had a Gmail account I was not using but this proggy changed that.

For your info:

I am running Windows XP Pro SP 2 Build 2138

My email client is Outlook 2003

I am using PGTGM 0.7

I can receive emails sent from other sources with attachments through pgtgm to Outlook.

I can send text only emails from Outlook through pgtgm and receive them at other addresses.

I cannot send emails with attachments from Outlook through pgtgm - I receive nothing at the other end - not even accompanying text or any email notification. :no:

Also - I noticed your program is running with a small level of transparency on my machine. I don't know if this is intended or a glitch. :blink:

Lastly, since you have written and given this program away freely it might be rude to ask you to add and option to remove your website from the bottom of sent emails - could you at least fully write out "Pop goes the Gmail" instead of pgtgm so people who receve my emails have some idea of the nature of the link that was sent.

Thanks

PLuG8

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Kevin Leclair
First off, do you have the .dll file in the same folder as the EXE?

Hmm.. im wondering if this is something to do with transparency. Anyone who is getting this error, please download the attached file, (no transparency) and post if you still get it?

Jon

Still get the same error in 0.7, doesn't work for me!

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kawai

is there anyway to get rid of the "send by XXXX @ XXX" off the emails? that's really annoying...

but sweet program though :)

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mcb

first off, great program :)

one thing that bothers me though is that when i go to shut down my computer, (thus, windows trying to close all running programs) it gives the "are you sure you wish to close pgtgm?" prompt

is it just like that on my comp?

maybe the ability to toggle that warning prompt could find its way into a future version..? :whistle:

thanks again for a very handy program

now i can have OE and MSN Plus! check mail from my gmail..wheee

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Fragaday

Hello again, 1 problem, 1 suggestion:

Problem

A refreshing issue - I actually had to write this 4 times as I tested and narrowed it down. Basically, Pgtgm has a problem in this situation - If, via the Gmail website, you delete new emails without reading them or you read them then delete them before the next check, *and* this leaves an empty inbox, then Pgtgm keeps saying you have new messages, and even lets POP clients download them, when you haven't really got any. Example: Send 2 emails to myself, Pgtgm says 2 new emails. Go to the website and delete one, leaving 1 in inbox, notifcation still correctly says 1 new email. However, if I read and delete the last one before the next check by Pgtgm, or I just plain delete it without reading it, leaving the inbox empty, then nofitfication now says 1 new email, and will continue to do so, and Outlook/whatever can download that last email from the POP server. This does not get fixed until the inbox becomes no longer empty, either when a new email is received, or a read one is moved back in. This is a big problem for those like me who a) work with the web interface, b) like to keep an empty inbox and c) read/delete emails quickly, or just plain delete without reading.

Suggestion

Change the notification system so you only get the "x new messages in inbox" popup on startup - having it pop up every 5 minutes gets annoying after a while if you dont want to read your emails immediately. At all other times, a popup should only appear if a new email has been received since the last check (maybe use some sort of hash to uniquely identify the emails). Then it can pop up saying "new email from whoever", just the once.

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Fragaday

Oh, and I got that exception error that other people have been having, it occured when I accidentally tried to run another instance of Pgtgm, with one already running...

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