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[REBOL] Re: Unable to retrieve Lycos email in Rebol

From: philb:upnaway at: 4-Feb-2002 8:45

Hi Charles, Lycos advertise their email as being available from a POP client. I believe I am using the correct user name and server though, but I will double check it. Putting in an invalid user does give me the same invalid password error though. Cant seem to access the server through Outlook Express so looks like I cant access the server for some reason (I can ping it though, so I think I have the right server name). Cheers Phil === Original Message === Are you 100% sure you have access to the POP server? Have you tried accessing your Lycos mail with a normal email client? For instance, just because you have [me--hotmail--com] doesn't mean me:[pwd--pop--hotmail--com] will work (in fact, it won't). Many webmail systems do not have POP access for their clients. And I don't know about POP/Lycos/etc, but with many systems (like *nix), if you try logging in, it will tell you the password is incorrect, even if the *user* doesn't exist - keeps you guessing. I don't know if it would be reported that the user doesn't exist. I'd suggest trying some gobbldy-gook username in your attempt next time - if it gives you "incorrect password", then you definitely do not have access to that server's POP system. --Charles Original Message: ----------------- From: [philb--upnaway--com] Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 9:52:39 +0800 To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] Subject: [REBOL] Unable to retrieve Lycos email in Rebol Hi, Has anyone succesfully used Rebol to access their Lycos email? Running a trace, my password is rejected, yet when I go to their site I can sign and get my mail using the password.
>> mailbox: open pop://philiphbevan:[mypassword--pop--lycos--co--uk]
URL Parse: philiphbevan mypassword none none none Net-log: ["Opening" "tcp" "for" "POP"] Net-log: [ none "+OK"] Net-log: "+OK POP Lycos/Caramail (version 1.2a) starting" Net-log: [ ["USER" port/user] "+OK"] Net-log: "+OK password required for philiphbevan." Net-log: [ ["PASS" port/pass] "+OK"] ** User Error: Server error: tcp -ERR Password supplied for philiphbevan is incorrect. ** Near: mailbox: open pop://philiphbevan:[mypassword--pop--lycos--co--uk] Any ideas ?? Cheers Phil -- To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the subject, without the quotes. -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at .