[REBOL] Re: Unable to retrieve Lycos email in Rebol
From: chalz:earthlink at: 4-Feb-2002 0:25
Well, that was about the extent of my knowledge on the matter :/ It
might be something like pop.lycos.com, or mail.lycos.com, or maybe
lycosmail.com .. I don't know. Am doing a touch of research right now, just
a quick skim..
Okay, I just snagged this from the lycos.co.uk email section:
Please use the following settings for POP3 access:
Server for incoming messages (POP3): pop.lycos.co.uk
Server for outgoing messages (SMTP): smtp.lycos.co.uk
Login: your Lycos Email address (e.g [joebloggs--lycos--co--uk])
Password: your Lycos Email password
I'm not sure who mentioned it (was it Dr. Turk? Did I even get the name
right?) but it looks like you might need to use the whole email address for
your login. So, 'read pop://[me--lycos--co--uk]@pop.lycos.co.uk isn't really an
option. Shoot, I don't know the way to set this up, but there is a way to
do this through a block. Someone else have better knowledge of this?
> 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
> 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