MailKount
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Description:

MailKount is an applet for Kicker that regularly checks the number of mails on one ore two pop/imap servers and sends notifications on new messages.
This tool is mainly useful for people who are using webmail and not a mail client such as the very good KMail.

Note that default language for GUI is english. Screenshots show a french GUI just because I'm french and I made french translation.

Please, see homepage for more details.

Let me know if you see some bugs ;)

For next version, I would like to implement SSL but I don't have any email address providing this service. If you know a free email website with SSL+POP+IMAP support, let me know please ;)

NB : version 0.1 may cause some trouble because network queries are synchronous. Please, don't use version 0.1.

Changelog:

10 years ago

Version 0.3.1 :
- Correction of a stupid bug : if you have two boxes and receive 1 mail only on the first box, there was no notification... human error. Sorry!
- Thanks japc for the "EXAMINE" command ;)

Version 0.3 :
- IMAP support added. Requested by jirityr ;)

Version 0.2 :
- Add the ability to choose the color of the font, as requested.
- And much more important, a complete rewrite of the network part using only Qt stuff. The result is now that querying DNS and Socket connection are asynchronous and don't block kicker when connection is down, which was a huge bug of version 0.1.

Version 0.1 : initial release.

9 years ago

Temet

I received a nice mail from a guy named Alexander.
If you read this, I tried to answer you with two different accounts but I always get a "Mail delivery failure".
I'm sorry for that...
Feel free to contact me with another address if you want.
I would be glad to add your Kubuntu package to this page.

Thanks.

Temet

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9 years ago

Temet

I'm sorry guys, I had a new job and I had to move to Paris.
I still don't have internet at home ... I asked for it 3 weeks ago but the ISP is not quick!
I don't have a lot of time, I don't have internet ... and don't know how to program SSL with QSocket (QSSLSocket is not free...).
I have a more recent version with some minor changes but not very useful.
I'll try to implement SSL when I will have internet at home.

Bye

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10 years ago

devsk

I can't connect to work account or even gmail. Is there a plan to include SSL support sometime?

thanks,
-devsk

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10 years ago

jamieb

You can turn any remote mail server into an SSL server like this:

MailKount mail app (STARTTLS) connects to localhost on port 993
|
v
stunnel4 running on port 993
(receives encrypted, translates back
to plain text) connects across internet to port 143 on mail server

|
Internet (in plain text)
|
v

IMAP or POP3 server on other end
that only accepts plain text connections on port 143

Using this technique, you can test connecting to your local "server" running SSL on port 993 just like a real SSL server, and the connection will be decrypted and forwarded to the real mail server.

Of course, this is still just as insecure as before, but at least you can test SSL for development purposes using your own, comfortable mailbox and user account.

To do this, you can use either SSLWrap or STunnel3 or Stunnel4. All of these should have emerges available in Gentoo.

example with STunnel4:

pops.conf:

; Some debugging stuff useful for troubleshooting
debug = 7
output = stunnel4.log
client = yes

[pops]
accept = 995
connect = gmail.com:110

sudo stunnel4 pops.conf

(must use sudo or su because you're trying to connect to a port numbered below 1024, which is a privileged port.)

tail -f stunnel4.log
in the current directory for info.

Then just point your mail client to 995 on your local machine and get your POP3 mail via SSL.

It's worth repeating: this is NOT secure. it's only encrypting between your mail client and the Stunnel daemon on your computer.

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10 years ago

linux3114a

mailkount-0.3.1-1.lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/lotus.html

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10 years ago

japc

Nice little app. Already using it.

Some comments:

You should do an "EXAMINE INBOX" (opens the folder read-only, no harm done) instead of "SELECT INBOX".

Also, why do you have only 2 configurable accounts?

If you want an account on a IMAP+STARTTLS I can get you one. Also POP3S (sorry, no pop3 starttls :/).

Keep up the good work.

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10 years ago

Temet

Thanks ;)

You wrote : You should do an "EXAMINE INBOX" (opens the folder read-only, no harm done) instead of "SELECT INBOX".

>> sorry, I don't get what you mean. I'm afraid my english is far from beeing perfect :/

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Also, why do you have only 2 configurable accounts?

>> because managing the layout of the applet is such a mess!! Furthermore, I noticed that using rich text (to change to color of text) has some side effects on the size of the labels, I will have to find a solution.

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If you want an account on a IMAP+STARTTLS I can get you one. Also POP3S (sorry, no pop3 starttls :/).

>> for pop3s, there is GMail, I asked a friend to send me an invitation.
I fear the problem is that I don't find any doc/example about qca (Qt Cryptographic Architecture). I will contact you for imap when I will have the courage to face SSL programming ;)

I have some small ideas also, but I want this applet to stay easy and simple to use ;)

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10 years ago

japc

>> You should do an "EXAMINE INBOX" (opens the folder read-only, no harm done) instead of "SELECT INBOX".
>
> sorry, I don't get what you mean. I'm afraid my english is far from beeing perfect :/

I mean that you should use the EXAMINE command instead of SELECT. EXAMINE exists for that purpose, to get information on a folder. The syntax is the same as for SELECT but it opens the folder read-only :)

> I will contact you for imap when I will have the courage to face SSL programming ;)
>

Ok.

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10 years ago

Temet

Ah OK, "EXAMINE INBOX" is an IMAP command.
I didn't know it, I will change this for next version, thanks ;)

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10 years ago

jirityr

Do you support the SSL connection with IMAP? I never use the IMAP without SSL.

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10 years ago

jirityr

I see. In next version ;o) Sorry. I will wait for next version. Thanks for your work on this project. I'm missing very much some small email notification program. Good luck with SSL.

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10 years ago

Temet

^^
I've just started to read "The Prestige", my free time is for the book for a few days.

Furthermore, GMail supports pop3s but not imap, I still don't know where to find imap+ssl (I haven't seached a lot :x)

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10 years ago

jeibie

Is there also a Debian packet available?

Thanks

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10 years ago

Temet

Not as far as I know.
I'm a Gentoo user so I make an ebuild.
Thanks to linux3114a, there is also a rpm for Suse users.

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10 years ago

linux3114a

mailkount-0.3-1.lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/lotus.html

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10 years ago

peppelorum

Oh! This seems like a perfect app=) One question/feature suggestion, is it possible to get this app to use the accounts from Kmail? Would be a great feature=)

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10 years ago

Temet

Thanks :)
Honnestly, for Kmail I don't think so because when I started the applet, I had in mind an applet limited to only 2 boxes... I even thought about having only one box during the designing of the configuration dialog ^^.
So I would have to rewrite more or less everything for this .. :'(

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10 years ago

jirityr

IMAP support would be nice. And what about SSL connection?

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10 years ago

Temet

I don't know, I would have to read some doc about IMAP and SSL.
Furthermore, I don't know if I will have enough free time after next week. :/

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10 years ago

linux3114a

mailkount-0.2-1.lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/lotus.html

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10 years ago

Temet

Thanks ;)

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10 years ago

Emeric

That's a good alternative to kbiff or korn, which are either outdated for the first one or not light enough for the second...
It works nicely here on gentoo (oh, and thanks for the ebuild)
Same remark as above : it would be useful to be able to change font color.

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10 years ago

linux3114a

mailkount-0.1-1.lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/lotus.html


NOTE : Add Font Color Option for better desktop integration
Thanks ! ! ! !

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10 years ago

Temet

Thanks for the rpm.
I will add the font color during the day.
If you agree, I will put your rpm (for next version) in the main part ;)

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10 years ago

linux3114a

no problem...

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