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 +====== Using Hotmail Popper with POPFile ======
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 +**Hotmail Popper** (http://www.boolean.ca/hotpop) works as a proxy between Hotmail (http://hotmail.com) and your email client (e.g. //Mozilla//) allowing you to download your web-based email from Hotmail into a local e-mail client. Actually, POPfile is also a proxy so they work in a //chained// fashion like so:
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 +||         ||Hotmail    ||-->|| Hotmail Popper ||-->|| POPFile   ||-->||Email client ||
 +|| **POP port**||     |||| 110            ||-->|| 123       ||-->|| 123         ||
 +||**Note**     ||Web port   |||| Standard    |||| //123// is our recommendation ||||||
 +|| **Address** ||hotmail.com||-->|| 127.0.0.2      ||-->|| 127.0.0.1 ||-->|| 127.0.0.1   ||
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 +This allows you to download your Hotmail mail through Hotmail Popper and have it checked through POPFile before delivered to your email client. Note that the port you set in POPFile, the **POP3 listen port** setting on http://127.0.0.1:8080/configuration and in your email client (the **pop** or **incoming** server) are different than the setting your mail server uses (110 by convention). The different address for Hotmail Popper (127.0.0.2) is not required in this set up, but if want add another link to your chain (e.g. Norton Antivirus), it is required to prevent collisions on the same port. (See following topic)
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 +Configure your e-mail client's account settings to use **127.0.0.1** as your POP server name, **127.0.0.2:110:username** as your user name (replace **username** with your own login name).  Use the SMTP send information from a working account; sending SMTP mail is not supported in this configuration. If you do not have one, just use **127.0.0.1**.
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 +See //Configure Specific Mail Clients// on the [[:HowTos | How Tos]] page
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 +===== Using Hotmail Popper and Norton Antivirus with POPFile =====
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 +Of course, you want to be virus check anything you download from Hotmail, so we add a new link to the chain, using //Norton Antivirus// (NAV):
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 +||         ||Hotmail    ||-->|| Hotmail Popper ||-->|| POPFile   ||-->||NAV ||-->||Email client ||
 +|| **POP port**||     |||| 110            ||-->|| 123       ||-->|| 110         ||-->|| 110         ||
 +||**Note**     ||Web port   |||| Standard    |||| //123// is our recommendation ||||||||||
 +|| **Address** ||hotmail.com||-->|| 127.0.0.2      ||-->|| 127.0.0.1 ||-->|| 127.0.0.1   ||-->|| 127.0.0.1   ||
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 +Note that NAV usually adds an entry to your HOSTS file, where pop3.norton.antivirus is set as 127.0.0.1. You may use direct addresses above, or replace all addresses with entries added to your HOSTS (see example below).
 +To follow the chain, this allows you to download your Hotmail mail through Hotmail Popper and have it checked through POPFile and by Norton Antivirus before delivered to your email client. Note that the port you set in POPFile, the **POP3 listen port** setting on http://127.0.0.1:8080/configuration and in your email client (the **pop** or **incoming** server) are different than the setting most mail servers use (110 by convention). The different address for Hotmail Popper (127.0.0.2) is required to prevent collisions on the same address used by NAV (127.0.0.1). NAV is hard-coded to use POP port 110 (meaning it cannot be altered).
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 +In your e-mail client server settings, use **127.0.0.1** as your //server name//, and **127.0.0.2:123:username/127.0.0.1** as your //user name//. (Replace **username** with your own login name). NAV uses the part after the '/' to log in to POPFile on port 123, and passes the first part to POPFile, which then splits out the part before the ':' to determine which address it logs into and transmits the second part as the user name.
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 +To make things easier to read, you can add two entries to your HOSTS file (assuming NAV has added its own):
 +<code>
 +127.0.0.1 popfile
 +127.0.0.2 hotmail
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 +</code>
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 +Then your //server name// becomes: **pop3.norton.antivirus**, and your //user name// becomes: **hotmail:123:username/popfile** (again, replace **username** with your own login name).
 
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