Gmail access on an Apple II

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Gmail access on an Apple II

I got my Apple IIGS online using an Uthernet II ethernet card this week. So far I have been able to copy files over my LAN from my Mac to the IIGS using FTP. Cool and convenient. But I really want to get it online. Most modern websites are going to be too complex (not to mention encrypted) for the IIGS but email, especially personal, plaintext messages to and from friends, should be fine.

Has anyone overcome the hurdles with encryption and been able to get their Apple II to interact with Gmail? I came across this post about setting up a Raspberry Pi as an email gateway to handle the encrypted interactions with Gmail servers while talking to the Apple II (or any local computer really) over unencrypted channels. Despite the halfway decent tutorial, there seem to be a few key details missing and I wasn't able to get this solution working.

I'm looking for ideas on making something like this work.

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This might work: https://www

This might work: https://www.callapple.org/vintage-apple-computers/apple-ii/emailler-apple-ii-suite-1-0-released/ using a RPi to bridge POP and SMTP to encrypted protocols.

 

 

 

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Thanks. There's a tiny bit

Thanks. There's a tiny bit more information on this site but it still links to the same GitHub instructions that leaves out key details. There have been some version updates to the Linux software described that depreciated several of the parameters. This is making troubleshooting even harder.  

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Re:Gmail access on an Apple II

What steps seem to be missing??

On the Pi, I see information on setting up Fetchmail, to Pull e-mail from Gmail, setting up Dovecot to let the Apple Pull mail, and setting up Postfix to act as a Mail Relay to Gmail

 

You will need info to connect your Apple to the Pi's Dovecot ( probable port 110 ) and Postfix Port 25.  

 

Make sure your Pi has a Static IP, or setup your Router to give the Pi's MAC Address the same IP every time, otherwise you might need to change the IP Address every time you reboot the Pi.

 

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