[REBOL] Re: Unable to retrieve Lycos email in Rebol
From: philb:upnaway at: 4-Feb-2002 8:45
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).
=== 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.
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 9:52:39 +0800
Subject: [REBOL] Unable to retrieve Lycos email in Rebol
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 pop.lycos.co.uk none none none
Net-log: ["Opening" "tcp" "for" "POP"]
Net-log: "+OK POP Lycos/Caramail (version 1.2a) starting"
["USER" port/user] "+OK"]
Net-log: "+OK password required for philiphbevan."
["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 ??
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