Freepops – Use Hotmail on your iPod Touch/ iPhone

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A new application called Freepops has been releases which allows you to use your hotmail email on the email app.

Gonzo 89 from iPod Touch Fans said,

RIGHT GUYS, HAVING WORKED QUITE A LONG WAY THROUGH THE NIGHT IT SEEMS SO OBVIOUS NOW. SIMPLY, WHEN YOU REBOOT YOUR IPHONE/IPOD YOU ARE LOGGED OUT OF #ROOT, MEANING THE SERVER CANT BE ACCESSED. THIS MEANS THAT EACH TIME YOU WANT TO CHECK YOUR MAIL, YOU WILL HAVE TO ACCESS ROOT IN TERMINAL, AND THEN TYPE IN THE FREEPOPS -P 110 & COMMAND.

REALLY SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY IN THIS, BUT AS THIS ISNT MY APP AND THERE IS NO SUPPORT AS YET I HAD TO TEST A LOT OF STUFF OUT. THE UPCOMING COPY AND PASTE APP SHOULD ALLOW YOU SAVE THE COMMAND AND HOPEFULLY RUN IT FROM THE SPRINGBOARD.

UP UNTIL THEN, USE THIS GUIDE TO SETUP. THEN EACH TIME YOU REBOOT, DO STAGES 1-7. I’M SURE THE AUTHOR WILL BRING OUT A FIX FOR THIS SOON.

THIS PROCESS REQUIRES JAILBROKEN FIRWARES 2.0, 2.0.1, or 2.0.2

You’ll find Freepop’s in the Big Boss repo, on Cydia.

Now, for this procedure you’ll need Mobile Terminal, Curl, and XML Parser Toolkit (expat). They are all on Cydia, just use the search function.

1. After installation of all Cydia apps, REBOOT is essential.

2. Go to Terminal, and type in –

ssh localhost -l root (Dont confuse the -l with -1. Its a lower case L. Press return to initiate the command.)

3. When prompted, type ‘yes’ (this may or may not come up, it depends)

4. When asked for password, type alpine

5. Now you should be on #root

6. Now type –

freepopsd -p 110 &

If you recieve no error, you have done it correctly. There should be a number (e.g
(1) 90), and no mention of any problems.

7. Now, exit Terminal.

8. Go to Mail.app if you dont have an email already installed. If you do, go to Setting>Mails, Contacts, Calendars>Add Account

9. Go to Other

10. Type in your details from your hotmail account, including your proper email and password

11. You will get an error about POP3. Ignore, and go down to ‘Incoming Mail Server’. ENSURE THAT POP3 IS HIGHLIGTED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

12. In host name, delete what is there, and type in ‘localhost’

13. Click save

14. Click ‘yes’ on the screen which appears

15. Voila, it will begin to download your emails.

15. Go to you Settings>Mail, Calendars> Adjust the ‘Show’ to ‘200 recent messages’, otherwise some messages might not be transferred.

16. This is the only downside to this system so far – a reboot of the device leaves you logged out of root. To download emails at any time, go into Terminal and repeat the first 7 steps in the guide. It only takes 20 seconds or so, but it is annoying. I’m sure a fix is in the works.

Credits to this fantastic Utility to oNaiPs”

Works perfectly for me.

Via iPod Touch Fans

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10 Responses to “Freepops – Use Hotmail on your iPod Touch/ iPhone”

  1. eric Says:

    in my mail apears this:error whit the host “localhost”

  2. psp2468 Says:

    reboot, and try again. Just keep trying until it works. It will eventually. It took me three trys. Make sure you following the guide step by step.

  3. manny Says:

    Hi there I follow your step but no luck my mail is not working I’m still having problem with my smtp

    BTW I’m a Linux user so I was able to get to the root right
    a way when i open the terminal but maybe you want to
    add to your step that when type in ssh localhost -l root
    people get a results “commend not found” they can type:
    su returen
    and then the password alpine.
    after that they need to type cd and return
    this steps will take them to the root directory as well

    BTW su stands for super user.

    I hop you can still help me with setting my email account
    I would preferred yahoo
    thank you in advanced
    manny

  4. Son of Ken Says:

    i get an error saying pop3 user name or password is incorrect, yet when i type them into hotmail it accesses my account straight away??? i have tried retyping them over and over just in case i typed them wrong but still no luck?? any ideas?

  5. Bigjo33 Says:

    I get error: Unable to bind on 0.0.0.0:110 when iwrite freepopsd -p 100 &… What should I do?

  6. mboxmail Says:

    Here is another option:

    YouTube Demo

  7. prlibre1 Says:

    Work gread but a little buggy. Some times it can not connect to localhost. I just go back to terminal do the steps and whan go back to email is working again.

  8. Diogo Olival Says:

    Hi…
    I’ve tried to configure my iphone like you said but at terminal he don’t recognize the command “ssh” can you help me…

  9. psp2468 Says:

    Ya, I had that problem at the beginning as well. Just try again, that fixed it for me.

    If not, post again.

  10. achy_88 Says:

    rite, i have this working….kinda! it is really really wierd! :S

    i followed all the steps its all fine, i create the account it is all fine, i click on the mail app…its all fine….

    BUT

    for some reason it doesnt download my mail on to the app…so i cant see any mail…..BUT!!! i CAN send mail!

    it is REALLY wierd…. any help would be appreciated?!?

    thanks


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