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Re: Help for configure rmail

From: Robert Thorpe
Subject: Re: Help for configure rmail
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:26:22 +0000

Albino Biasutti Neto <address@hidden> writes:

> On 02/19/2015 03:40 PM, Robert Thorpe wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, provider supports POP, this <>.        
> I am use Icedove with alternative, but, want use only Emacs.

Earlier you tried using the "movemail" command on it's own.  It timed
out.  So, the problem comes before Emacs is involved, in fetching mail
using movemail.

If you've copied your config from Icedove correctly then it should just

I assume Icedove is fairly similar to Thunderbird.  In that case go to
Edit-> Account Settings.  Pick "server settings" and look at the field
"server name".  The name you specify to RMAIL or Movemail must be the
same.  The full username must be the same too, if it has the "@" symbol
in it then you need to use a hack, as I mentioned earlier.  Check the
"Authentication Method" and "Connection Security" in Icedove.  If you're
using TLS security then you need to specify "--tls" to the movemail
command.  If you're using Kerberos you need to specify -k, if you're
using GSSAPI you need to specify -g.  You can do this by setting the
variable rmail-movemail-flags.  These options are only supported by
Mailutils movemail, AFAIK.

In almost all cases POP3 uses port 110 and if it's encrypted port 995.
To specify a particular port I think you put it at the end of the server
name, e.g.  I've never had to do that though so I'm
not sure.

Robert Thorpe

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