Hotmail and Sylpheed-Claws

July 10, 2006 at 12:07 am | Posted in tips and tricks, xubuntu | 2 Comments

Don’t like the bloat of Thunderbird, but you want to check your Hotmail with Sylpheed-Claws? Well good news my friend, you can!

1) Install FreePOPs 0.99 from here (Note: x86 and amd64 packages are provided.) Install with GdebI.

2) Edit /etc/default/freepops. In the terminal put:

gksudo mousepad /etc/default/freepops

Change the line

DAEMON_OPTS=" -n -b -p 2000".

Save and exit.

3) Open up Sylpheed-Claws, and go to Tools > Configuration > Create New Account.

4) Fill in your information. Under “Server Information”, select the protocol “POP3”. Under “Server for Receiving”, put Under “SMTP server (send)”, put null. Fill in your User ID and password. (Make sure to include!)

5) Go to the “Advanced” tab, and check “POP3 port”. In the textbox, put “2000”.
Save and exit.

6) Click “Get Mail”, and it should check your account under Hotmail. Happy Hotmailing!



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  1. Did you mean “localhost” instead of “” ? 🙂

  2. You could try it. However, that address is actually a POP3 address for Hotmail. You could also try

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