Thursday, January 18, 2007

Checking Gmail with xAP Mail Monitor

xAP Mail Monitor can't authenticate over SSL, so by itself it can't check Gmail. Like the previous post, Stunnel can fix that. I changed my stunnel.conf file as follows:

[pop3s]
accept = 127.0.0.1:110
connect = pop.gmail.com:995

I had to leave the POP3 port as 110 since you can't specify the port in Mail Monitor. Re-start Stunnel and start Mail Monitor. Add the account by clicking File > Properties and selecting "Mailbox and Logins" under "Mail Monitor Configuration." Add an address, setting email address to your_gmail_address@gmail.com, mail server as localhost, login username your_gmail_address and set your Gmail password. That's it.

This will also work with most other mail apps that need SSL support. Just fill out the POP settings as above.

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