Saturday, April 4, 2009

Use Hotmail In Evolution

This tutorial will explain how to Configure Evolution to use Hotmail in Ubuntu 8.10.This is much easy tutorial than we have already discussed here
Requirements
* Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)
* Evolution 2.24
* xinetd (eXtended InterNET Daemon) instead of inetd

Install the following packages
sudo apt-get install hotway hotsmtp xinetd
This will complete the installation.
Configuration
Edit the hotwayd using the following command
sudo gedit /etc/xinetd.d/hotwayd
copy and paste the following save and exit the file
service hotwayd
{
disable = no
type = unlisted
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = nobody
groups = yes
server = /usr/bin/hotwayd
server_args = -r
port = 110
}
Edit the hotsmtpd using the following command
sudo gedit /etc/xinetd.d/hotsmtpd
copy and paste the following save and exit the file
service hotsmtpd
{
disable = no
type = unlisted
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = nobody
groups = yes
server = /usr/bin/hotsmtpd
#server_args = -r
port = 25
}
Now edit your hosts file
sudo gedit /etc/hosts
add the following lines save and exit
hotwayd: 127.0.0.1
hotsmtpd: 127.0.0.1
Now restart xinetd using the following command
sudo /etc/init.d/xinetd restart
Testing Configuration
Enter the following command from your terminal (For SMTP)
sudo telnet localhost 25
the output you’ll get should be similar to the following
Trying 127.0.0.1…
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
220 test SMTP hotsmtpd v0.8.4. ESMTP-HTTPMail Gateway based on hotwayd.
now type the following command
quit
and hit the Enter key.
you’ll get the following output
221 Service closing transmission channel
Connection closed by foreign host.
Enter the following command from your terminal (For POP3)
sudo telnet localhost 110
the output you’ll get should be similar to
Trying 127.0.0.1…
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
+OK POP3 hotwayd v0.8.4 -> The POP3-HTTPMail Gateway. Server on test active.
now type the following command
quit
and hit the Enter key.
you’ll get the following output:
+OK see you later!
Connection closed by foreign host.
Configuring Evolution
Open Evolution and go to Edit -> Preferences. In the Preferences window you will be looking at the Mail Accounts. Click on Add. You’ll be in the Identity tab. Fill in the information in that tab.
Now go to Receiving Email. There you need put the following info:
Server Type: POP
Server: 127.0.0.1:110
Username: (full hotmail address, including @hotmail.com)
Use Secure Connection: No Encryption
Authentication Type: Password
Check Remember Password if you want.
Now go to Sending Email. There you need to put the following info:
Server Type: SMTP
Server: 127.0.0.1:25
Check Server Requires authentication
Use Secure Connection: No Encryption
Authentication Type: Plain
Username: (full hotmail address, including @hotmail.com)
Check Remember Password if you want.
Click OK
That’s it now You should be able to send and receive e-mail through Hotmail.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for this great tutorial! Since upgrading to Jaunty, previous configuration made with inetutils-inetd ceased to work. But with your HOWTO, evolution once again "came to life". Thanks again!
    -- Tomi

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  2. I have tried this tutorial to configure hotmail on Ubuntu 9.10/Evolution but I couldn't do it.
    Can I have some help?
    Thanks in advance.

    Isaque Oliveira

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