[mythtv-users] [Mythtv-Users} Mythmail Dead? anyone confirm deny....

Chris Henderson jchendo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 01:17:51 UTC 2007

On 2/7/07, Ross Campbell <ross.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/6/07, Chris Henderson <jchendo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > the wife has told me she would love to be able to read her emails on the
> 42"
> > Plasma using the mythbox.
> <snip>
> > So i go looking for anything that will allow her to read her email on
> myth.
> > I try a few searches on gossamer and google and didnt find much, so i
> tried
> > the wiki, and what do you know there is one, mythMail.
> <snip>
> > Or can anybody suggest another way to achieve the wife's wants, so i can
> get
> > more hardware!!!!!!!
> Well, mythbrowser and a keyboard will work for most webmail.
> You can force mythbrowser to launch firefox and I'm sure it will work
> for nearly all webmail.
> I had one other wacky idea that looks like it just might work...
> If you can get email as an rss feed, you can READ it with MythNews.
> So, off to google, and 3 minutes later I find an "atom" link for gmail.
> (question: Does mythnews support atom?)
> https://USERNAME:PASSWORD@mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom
> ( ref: http://forevergeek.com/geek_resources/gmail_rss_feed.php )
> So... if you can get webmail with an rss feed... or if mythnews
> supports atom... you could READ your email on mythtv with the remote
> Here's something from Freshmeat that can take a pop mailbox and make
> an rss feed: http://freshmeat.net/projects/conceptrm/
> fetchmail+conceptrm could make this happen.
> But... would it be better to have a simple IMAP client in mythtv -
> maybe with a per-user password entered on keypad and make it simple to
> navigate with arrow keys/enter/escape? Maybe smart T9 text input and
> virtual keyboard for composing email responses? I don't know...
> I think I'll stick with a laptop for email while I watch TV :)

Hi Ross,

thanks for your reply. It does seem like myth is missing an email client,
but i guess people dont really want to read there emails via that medium.

thanks for the thoughts.

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