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Hi! Does anybody know of a tool you can use to use Hotmail as a file storer? I want something thats like roamdrive www.roamdrive.com Basically you can upload files from ...
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    Anybody know of a tool you can use to use Hotmail as a file storer?


    Hi!
    Does anybody know of a tool you can use to use Hotmail as a file storer?
    I want something thats like roamdrive www.roamdrive.com
    Basically you can upload files from your hard drive to the hotmail server and download it again. Great for backups!

    I tried installing it on WINE put it required the .net framework.
    So if any one know's of a tool or a way af getting roamdrive to work with linux, pleas reply!!!

    Thanks!!

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    You can mount gmail accounts as a regular fs in Linux.. 2GB and counting. For Hotmail I don't know, but if you want a Gmail account, let me know, I'll help you out. Don't know what the utility's called though.
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    To mount a gmail account under linux, the program can be found here
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    is it against the Gmail end user agreement to use this software?

    I would imagine running the software must not be allowed. Has anyone been booted from Gmail for running this?

    Gmail only lets you send +-10 megs with any given email, and so I would expect them to be suspiscious if there were files that were 20+ megs associated to a user account.

    maybe im just being paranoid but Id rather not have to change my username. I suppose I could always just make another gmail account and use it for file storage.

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    I don't think they have a problem with it, Yahoo! for example offers a 'briefcase' in which you can store 30MB of whatever you want, a similar solution. Don't worry! If it was illegal, why would anyone develop something like that for Linux?
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