Would you pay for a WebMail plug-in?

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How much would you pay for a WebMail plug-in?

$50+
0
No votes
$20
1
5%
$10
0
No votes
$0 - Everything must be free
2
11%
Not interested in web-mail
16
84%
 
Total votes: 19

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Renier
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Would you pay for a WebMail plug-in?

Post by Renier » Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:26 pm

When PopTray 3.0 supports protocol plug-ins, it would be possible to write a shareware webmail (Hotmail etc.) plug-in, and still keep PopTray free and open-source.

But the question is: would people be prepared to pay for webmail support? Webmail requires more support from the developers side, so would it be worth my time and effort?

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YahooPOPs! a pop3 proxy for Yahoo! Mail

Post by Shawn » Wed Mar 19, 2003 5:20 pm

Take a look at YahooPOPs! on Sourceforge. It's a free and open source Yahoo! Mail proxy for POP3 compliant email clients. I have it, and it works wonderfully with PopTray, including v3.0 pre-beta 0.7. If you really wanted to work in a native plugin for Yahoo! Mail support in PopTray, you could use the YahooPOPs! project as a starting point.
Shawn

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Post by russco » Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:21 pm

I am not interested in Poptray webmail checking. As was mentioned before in the forum you can download "Hotmail Popper" from: http://www.boolean.ca/. It works great with Poptray and is free. The prevoius post has a solution for Yahoo, also free. Poptray is the best email checker available. Let's keep it as is. Fast and simple. :D

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Post by Bateman » Thu Mar 20, 2003 1:04 am

I fully agree with russco. Let's keep it simple! Since PT is open-source everybody is free to develop it to his/her own needs, even write plug-ins. Webmail support should not, IMHO, be high on the plug-in priority list.

Let's focus on further stability and other features first :D

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Post by Curtz » Thu Mar 20, 2003 11:27 am

Now when plugins can be made, everyone can make webmail support, but let Renier focus on PopTray.

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Post by ilNebbioso » Thu Mar 20, 2003 11:46 am

Curtz,
to make a plugin works I think Renier have to change the way PT uses objects and options... it is a great work too in order to permit community to develop plugins!

Regarding webmail itself, I think the Russco solution is just perfect!

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Post by Curtz » Thu Mar 20, 2003 11:50 am

Was this not what happened between pre-beta 0.6 and 0.7?

What Renier asked for in this post is whether people would pay for the support that webmail requires?

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Post by John » Fri Mar 21, 2003 9:31 pm

Hi Renier,

We would never use it on this end. Out of about 12 people I know using PopTray only one has a interest in it.
John

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Post by nicolas » Sat Mar 22, 2003 1:19 am

I am already paying for a POP3 account, why should I need a webmail plugin support? ;)
Toute utopie n'est pas impossible à réaliser...

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Post by BTJustice » Wed Apr 16, 2003 10:38 am

ePrompter already does WebMail for free.

BTJustice

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