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Re: POP3 in Debian



Hi,

Both getmail4 and fetchmail can handle this task well (Though I like
the getmail4 package as being its maintainer.)

On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 01:49:22PM -0800, peasthope@shaw.ca wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Since the weekend my MUA POP3 connection has failed to receive 
> messages with this appearing in the log.
> --- POP
> RCV: +OK pop.shaw.ca
> SND: USER peasthope
> RCV: +OK password required for user peasthope@shaw.ca
> SND: PASS ****
> RCV: +OK server ready
> SND: UIDL
> RCV: +OK 35 messages
> SND: LIST  1
> RCV: -ERR unable to parse msg
> SND: RETR  1
> RCV: -ERR unable to parse msg
> SND: QUIT
> 
> Failure in parsing "LIST 1" baffles.  How big a problem can parsing of 6 
> characters be?  To understand further, I want a Debian system to automatically 
> retrieve messages from the POP3 server and put them in /home/peter/mbox.  
> Then qpopper can let the preferred MUA pop them from the mbox.  Which 

Qpopper
The most widely-used POP3 server for UNIX, Linux, etc.
http://www.eudora.com/products/unsupported/qpopper/index.html

Are you running that qpopper yourself?

> software should be configured to retrieve from the ISP POP3 server and 
> store in mbox?  Exim, getmail or another?

I think your message is quite confuting.

Anyway, run your MUA with more verbosity.  mutt have -d option.

Or connect to remote POP3 site with telnet.  

 
> Thanks,                  ... Peter E.
> 
> 
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