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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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cloudvc15

I am getting the exact same error smokiethebandit is getting and I have the runtime installed and the dll in the same dir as the exe.

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letsgoflyers81

Great work on the new version. I love the attachment support for incoming mail.

I see that 0.7 should allow connecting to the server from remote clients, not just the local machine running PGtGM. I must be a little dense right now because I can't seem to get that working. What do I need to do to get that set up?

Thanks.

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Sboulema

Im getting the following error, when trying to start PGTGM

An Exception 'System.Net.WebException' has occurred in POP Goes the Gmail.exe.

Disabling my firewall doesnt solve this, im not running anyother program like yahoopops

I hope you can fix this :(

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Favvi

this program would be great, but i too am having problems with 0.7..

g'luck fixing it :)

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Favvi

does anyone have a link to PGTGM 0.6??

thanks

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midavis

I am liking my gmail more than pop3 and don't see why I would want to DL email again, ever....???

I've lost to many pst files due to HD crash, changed jobs, etc to understand why w/ 1Gb online I would want to use my own HD?

Can someone explain?

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Chizm

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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idbuythatforadollar

Chizm: A few people have asked this. So i'll make it optional in the next version :) (tho turned on by default)

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idbuythatforadollar
Im getting the following error, when trying to start PGTGM

An Exception 'System.Net.WebException' has occurred in POP Goes the Gmail.exe.

Disabling my firewall doesnt solve this, im not running anyother program like yahoopops

I hope you can fix this :(

you sure no programs are using/blocking the pop3/smtp port? also are you using the internet through a proxy? that could also be the cause.

The next version will include a detailed debug log, so we can solve stuff like this

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Sboulema

Im not using any proxies.

Avast antivirus does have asomething with the pop3/smtp ports.

My email app (thunderbird) is set up with pop3/smtp server: 127.0.0.1 default ports

The email first goes through Avast and then in my inbox. Already tried disabling Avast but that didnt help.

I hope this will be solved and im definatly willing to do testing, so looking out for the next version :)

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altermind

is there a way to set it so it does not use localhost... it's casuing maya 6 to crash ;)

spm licence server crap

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idbuythatforadollar

hmm.. you could use 127.0.0.1, or your computer name.

try changing the ports the servers use too.

Jon

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Verbose.

What a brilliant idea for a program. I don't have a GMail account since I have <300 posts - I use SpyMac which offers 1GB as well as most of you know I'm sure. If/when I signup for an account I'll probably use this in junction with Thunderbird.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was the cause of your job interview with Google.

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Kevin Leclair

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

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idbuythatforadollar

hopefully before saturday, which will fix the error that some people get when they try and open the app

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mcb

my instance of pgtm swells up to consume 21mb of ram..is that normal?

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liar2

I'm having problems with this and Eudora. It gives me this error... I'd just like to state it only happens after I make an attempt at sending an e-mail.

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mister_eman

great app....but will there be proxy suppourt in any future versions?

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nwBen

Sorry to ressurect the thread, but out of boredum, I made an installer for any people who don't know what to do with the .zip (which I doubt there is any, but anyways..). You can get it here.

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iczman
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.

btw everytime I run pgtgm it will pop out and I'll have click "OK" for it to minize to sys tray... which u could implement a check option so it'll start minized on its own :)

adding multiple account checking would be another great feature too!

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edhkim

I was having the same problem as smokiethebandit, fowen, and dbasulto. I then ended my instance of YahooPOPs (does the same for yahoo email accounts) and it now runs fine. I probably won't be using it to d/l emails (unless I expect to be connection-less and want an email archived while on the road), and just for notification, but do you think there will be a way to allow both to run? I have no idea how these webmail-to-pop converters work (or much else, for that matter), so I guess I'm just curious.

Thanks for the program,

Ed

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Vinh

Has anyone found a way to have a system tray alert program or something to tell you when you have new email at gmail??

I like hotmail because msn messenger email alerts...

Vinh.

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