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PowerMail 6.x.x
« on: March 12, 2024, 02:57:15 PM »

Is anyone still using PowerMail email client these days? I see that the v6.x.x has PPC code in it, but does it work at this day and age?
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Re: PowerMail 6.x.x
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2024, 03:34:31 AM »

It works if you use something like STunnel for encryption.
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Re: PowerMail 6.x.x
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2024, 12:16:43 PM »

Thanks, that's very interesting. Are you saying that without STunnel there is no go?
Do you have it working or is it just a statement of theoretical nature?
(I also can't locate the v6 ser# anywhere :( )
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Re: PowerMail 6.x.x
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2024, 06:18:09 AM »

Since many e-mail providers require a level of encryption that Mac OS e-mail clients don't provide, you're out of luck unless you use something in between to break up encryption for you (which is what STunnel does). <-- insert rant about stupid modern encryption paradigms -->

I know at least one guy (over at System 7 Today) who uses STunnel for his daily e-mail, though in combination with some Eudora version (and not PowerMail)
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Re: PowerMail 6.x.x
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2024, 10:35:51 AM »

Thanks, that's very interesting. Are you saying that without STunnel there is no go?
Do you have it working or is it just a statement of theoretical nature?
(I also can't locate the v6 ser# anywhere :( )

Yeah, without STunnel it's pretty much a no-go these days. If you don't happend to have a very "old school" provider that support non SSL/TLS SMTP, IMAP and/or POP3.

I have STunnel as well as Crypto Ancienne installed on a Debian Linux machine on my local network that acts as my man-in-the-middle for encryption, so I can browse the web and check my mail no matter if I'm on macOS Sonoma, Mac OS 9.2.2 or System 7.5.5.

So no, it's not just a statement of theoretical nature :)
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Re: PowerMail 6.x.x
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2024, 01:41:40 PM »

What I ment by
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Do you have it working or is it just a statement of theoretical nature?
is whether you have PowerMail 6 working with STunnel. ;)
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Re: PowerMail 6.x.x
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2024, 02:49:10 AM »

Well, I can sure give it a go! I have Eudora, Outlook Express, Mulberry, POPMail and the Netscape built in mail client working with it, so why not PowerMail 6. Let me give it a go and get back to you.

Not sure what Bolkonskij is using for emails right now, but he's using STunnel as well.
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