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Thread: Anyway to get the 700G to collect email?

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    Anyway to get the 700G to collect email?

    Hi I am interested in getting this router as I hate leaving PC's on when I am not home. I mainly want it to setup a web cam, or to occassionly remotely instructing it to download stuff so it is there when I get home. I also like the idea of just using it as a media drive for the other pc's too.

    One requirement I would really like is to be able to somehow get it to download emails from my hosted site at siteground. I have a problem due to much spam that if I dont regularly collect my emails, the email server starts bouncing legit emails as it gets full. I would love to be able to get the router to collect the mail too (greedy huh?)

    Has anybody looked into this at all?

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    It should be possible - there are a fair few options if you install a custom firmware.

    The obvious program is probably getmail - you can type your pop3/imap server settings into this programs config and it'll periodically grab the emails from that server.

    You could even then have a local-side pop server for other pc's on your home network to grab those emails! (overkill I think though )

    The only problem is if your external email server uses some weird mail protocol (ie not pop or imap)

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    Aah, so from what I gather if you install the custom firmware you can then install other linux apps?

    I worry a little about the security siide of things if I install custom firmware, but it sounds promising.

    Actually your second suggestion of setting it up as a pop server is the way I would probably go. I use Choicemail to collect my email that automatically challenges senders not on my whitelist to help reduce spammers so I would like to keep using that.

    I'll do a bit more reading about installing customer firmware

    Thanks for the reply

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