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Re: Help for configure rmail

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Help for configure rmail
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:40:44 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:34:10 -0200
>> From: Albino Biasutti Neto <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> movemail: mailbox `pop://<user>@<server>': cannot open: Time Out
> Does that server at all support the POP3 protocol?

As Eli said: are you sure that server supports POP3?

Email servers have to deal with a lot of traffic.  Often ISPs
use different servers for SMTP and IMAP/POP.  My mail/webspace provider
does that.  If your moving over from another Email program then you
should be able to find the right address in it's settings.

POP can be tricky since by default the emails downloaded from the server
are deleted from the serve afterwards.  You may want to set
"rmail-preserve-inbox" to t while your debugging your setup.

If your email provider only supports IMAP you can use that if you
install the "movemail" from GNU Mailutils.

Robert Thorpe

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