WebDAV Hotmail access - moving mails to POP3 server

Q I've got WebDAV access to my Hotmail account. Is there anyway I can get it into my POP3 server?

A There are a few things out there that will do the job for you. I prefer to use Hotwayd. It runs as a simple inetd service and can be used in conjunction with Fetchmail. Get the source from http://hotwayd.sourceforge.net and once you've expanded the archive, simply install it with your favourite configure options. When you've done that and Hotwayd is installed, you need to activate it. To do this with xinetd, create a file in /etc/xinetd.d called hotwayd and populate it as follows:

service hotwayd
only_from =
disable = no
type = unlisted
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = nobody
groups = yes
server = /usr/sbin/hotwayd
port = 1100

Restart xinetd and you're sorted! From there you can use Fetchmail. Simply create a .fetchmailrc file in your home directory containing:

poll localhost protocol pop3 port 1100 username
"username@somemail.com" password

Now run Fetchmail. It will poll and pull down your mail from Hotmail to your local POP3 server.

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