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Re: Fetching pop3

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Fetching pop3
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:43:59 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 09:59:04 +0200 Slackrat <> wrote: 

S> Yes port 110 opens just fine via both 'telnet' and 'fetchmail'

S> And I get the same results whether or not I comment out the:  :port "pop3"
S> or in fact change the "pop3" in that line to "110"

S>      (setq mail-sources
S>            '((file :path "/var/spool/mail/user-name")
S>              (pop :server "pop3.mail.server"
S>                   :user "user-name"
S> ;;                  :port "pop3 -also tried 110 here-"
S>                   :password "secret")))

S> So it seems that it's something I have inadvertently set up, or a
S> problem with gnus

That seems strange.  Can you try:

(require 'pop3)
(let ((pop3-debug t))
  (pop3-open-server "pop3.mail.server" 110))

I'm not sure this is the problem, but it will at least tell you if Emacs
itself (through the pop3.el library) can contact the server.


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