GetLive (http://sourceforge.net/projects/getlive) is a perl script that fetches mails from your hotmail or hotmail live account. With todays beta release 0.5 GetLive has reached near feature parity with gotmail and can act as a replacement. Be aware though that config files and options will need to be adapted, although that should be straightforward.
Microsoft have gone gold with the Hotmail Live service and from Monday the 7th of May it will be available for all customers to migrate to:
If you migrate this will result in Gotmail no longer functioning. Additionally, during this cut-over it is quite possible that Gotmail may start to malfunction or fail to function entirely.... read more
The Gotmail project source repository has moved from CVS to Subversion. The existing CVS repository has been closed. From now on please use the Subversion repository to check out the working version of Gotmail.
Seems that hotmail has been acting up, so thanks to cageek's patch, things should be working once more for many of you. Please download the latest!
The Gotmail project, a perl script which downloads mail
from hotmail.com without user interaction, released version 0.8.8 today. This is a simple maintenance release with only a few basic bug fixes applied including better dealing with spaces in folder names and extra lines in config
While normally the project releases versions with more changes, the development
community decided that releasing with some bug fixes is a priority. This is
especially true now that the program, Gotmail, already accomplishes its
primary goal of "downloading mail from hotmail.com."... read more
Please edit and add to the Gotmail Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotmail).
Hello all! The latest release of gotmail is out! Please download, use and test it out! Please file any requests or bugs.
Gotmail 0.8.6 Released!
August 23, 2005 - The Gotmail project, a perl script which downloads mail from
hotmail.com without user interaction, released version 0.8.6 today. This
version adds support for running the script on the various Windows platforms.
Additionally, thanks to new developer, Jos De Laender, Gotmail now has support
for multiple languages. There are many new commandline options as well as
several improvements with the packaging for the project. This means that it is
simpler for distribution packagers to build Gotmail easily. ... read more
Please welcome Jos De Laender to the project. He contributed a patch for full language detection and support!
Also, this weekend we are pulling together the 0.8.5 release and getting it out the door. With full language detection and support, Windows support for the script, and other new features, this is going to be a great release!
There is a new list, gotmail-announce, which will be used ONLY for announcing new releases of Gotmail. This list is low volume, so please subscribe if you want to be kept up to date with the latest releases.
Windows support for Gotmail has been added to CVS. The changes necessary for support may be checked out from anonymous CVS, or users can wait for the upcoming 0.8.5 release.
Developer Paul Howarth has jumped on board the project and is now building RPMs for the releases. This is really great! Welcome him along with me!
I see that on 6-21-2005 0.8.4 made it into Gentoo ~x86 stable. Great! If you are on gentoo, just do:
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge gotmail
That updates your system with the new release.
Check out the new post from DesktopLinux.com http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3218558780.html about the latest Gotmail release.
Hello, I've now done a good sweep through all the bugs, rfe's and have merged patches which made sense. Sooooo, the upcoming 0.8.4 release has many new features. Please checkout from the anonymous CVS the latest version and find some bugs. I think I will release tomorrow evening unless there are showstoppers. So far I haven't heard much back from gotmail users, but maybe that will change.
If you have a patch in the tracker, or would like to be added as a developer, please hop onto #gotmail on irc.freenode.net and/or join the gotmail-devel mailing list and make your intentions known. This project is in dire need of some new developers. New developers just have to provide one patch or do one piece of work to then get full cvs access. Pretty good huh!
The latest working version of Gotmail is now out in the wild. Gotmail currently works with the new hotmail page structure. Please test, find bugs, and post them here!
Also, the project is now using: #gotmail on irc.freenode.net as the official chat channel. Please hop in here to discuss development, patches, and for general help/info.
There is now a firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list for development and the current 0.8.2 source has been moved to module gotmail. Also, there is now a cvs module for the website, but that is not fully up yet. In the coming days the project will be busted wide open for further empowerment of developers.
This release mostly addresses some of the minor changes that have been occuring to hotmail recently.
A bit more functionality has been added as well
Added code to make sure that SpamAssassin is installed when the --use-sa option is used.
delete-spam wasn't working from .gotmailrc. Fixed.
Added support for moving spam to any folder
Added the spam score threshhold to the command line
Added support for moving mail to a folder after downloading... read more
Cleaned up some minor bugs reported by a few people.
Removed special handling for msn accounts. Apparently, it's no longer needed.
Enabled support for downloading "Sent Messages" and "Drafts".
Fixed problem where using both --only-new and --delete could cause infinite loops in certain cases
The SpamAssassin options couldn't be specified in the .gotmailrc file; fixed
This version copes with the changes that M$ made to hotmail around 12/1/2003.
In addition, support for SpamAssassin has been added