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"
to
DAEMON_OPTS=" -n -b 127.0.0.1 -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 mail.siemens-mobiles.org. Under “SMTP server (send)”, put null. Fill in your User ID and password. (Make sure to include @hotmail.com!)

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 “mail.siemens-mobiles.org” ?🙂

  2. You could try it. However, that address is actually a POP3 address for Hotmail. You could also try 127.0.0.1.


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