Mount Gmail box

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  1. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Saw this earlier today. I hope someone here with more Linux experience than I can give us some pointers on getting this running on OS X. I think that as long as those tools are available (FUSE, gmaillib) then it should be pretty much as described on the website. The idea is very slick.
     
  3. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Well couldn't it work on OS X being Unix-based?
     
  4. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i just saw this as well, very interesting. :)

    well if someone finds out how to get this working in OS X, do let us know.

    BTW, i'd try something except i'm away from my PB ATM.
     
  5. federalists macrumors member

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    i doubt it's as simple as trying to run it on mac. filesystems have to interact with the kernal a great deal and the monolithic linux kernel is completely different than the mach microkernel. i'm guessing it will be awhile before this is available...

    but, does anyone know of a mail.app plugin for gmail? i just got an account, but i don't really care about the archiving. i just want the space.
     
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    Just curious if any progress has been made on this front?
     
  7. cb911 macrumors 601

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    here's some info:
    so - i think that clearly explains what has to be done to get this working on OS X? so anyone keen to get GMailFS working on OS X? ;) :D
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    Why?

    Why?

    Why bother?

    Do you trust the privacy of data stored at GMail?

    Why? Why? Why?
     
  9. stoid macrumors 601

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    Privacy concerns me not. If I want private portable data storage, I'll use my keychain drive, but it's still nice to be able to have a large online storage of a fast server. Especially because you could technically put a website there, and just give the end user a free password, or store files there to transfer to friends.

    If mounting the filesystem would get rid of the 10MB limit, then it could be really handy for transferring very large file to friends.
     
  10. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I agree. Most of the stuff I put there I wouldn't care about. But to transfer a large file or something to a friend, or even just to have.

    Lets find out! :D
     
  12. minton macrumors member

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    I posted my own gmail backup script to macosxhints, and it works well. I think the file size limit is roughly 20mb - a more complicated script (I think gmailfs does this) would break all the files into groups of roughly 20mb. Someone posted a reply to make it such that you could drag files onto the applescript and they would be sent to your gmail account. If you want to backup a few directories, just type
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    tar -czf ~/Desktop/backupfile.tgz   /path/to/folder1 /path/to/folder2 /path/to/folderN
    and send the file to your gmail account as an attachment. Of course you can also encrypt it, which would take care of the privacy concerns.
     
  13. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need no plugin! GMail has POP3, so you can use it straightaway with Mail.app.

    See this linky to enable POP3 for your account, and this linky to configure GMail for Mail.app.

    Hope that helps!
     
  14. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    by the time he asked, - Look date - :eek: Gmail was almost unknown for the world...
     
  15. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Whoa! Didn't see that date!

    But it would be really cool to have a 2 GB "portable" hard drive....
     
  16. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    bump

    Has anyone had any success in finding/making an app for this? C'mon, (Ballmer) developers, developers, developers YEAH. :D

    EDIT: Hey guys, I found something close to it. It's script based but works great for me. Drag-n-Drop, sort of. I've attached it.
     

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  17. cb911 macrumors 601

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    excellent!! :D thanks for that Daveway. haven't tried it out yet - will as soon as Tiger arrives and i re-install OS X. hope Tiggy doesn't break it. :eek:
     
  18. Hoef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for pursuing this .... I posted the question 8 months ago and suddenly there is a solutions! MR is awesome!
     

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