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

Bill Bill at explosivo.com
Wed Feb 7 01:29:27 UTC 2007

I'm about halfway done with a perl script to call mythtvosd when new
mails come in.

I, for one, think a mail client in Mythtv is not a great idea.  Maybe a
menu entry to spawn an external one or something.  I can't speak for
anyone but me, but using a remote to enter an email text just makes me
shudder.  I can't stand the mini-keyboard on my phone, much less a T9
or something.

The only reason this enthralled me so far is that sometimes I am
waiting for an email to come in, but don't want to check email every
few minutes.

I'll post a link to this script when its done, if anyone wants it, it
will be there.  no warranty or support expressed or implied, yada yada

Oh... mythtvosd - coolest thing!  I never actually played with it till
tonight, but it has to be the coolest thing since mythtv.  Kudos to
whoever wrote that in!

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 12:17:51 +1100
"Chris Henderson" <jchendo at gmail.com> spake:

> 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.
> CH

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