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

From: chalz:earthlink at: 4-Feb-2002 0:25

Phil; Well, that was about the extent of my knowledge on the matter :/ It might be something like, or, or maybe .. I don't know. Am doing a touch of research right now, just a quick skim.. Okay, I just snagged this from the email section: POP3 Access Please use the following settings for POP3 access: Server for incoming messages (POP3): Server for outgoing messages (SMTP): 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] 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? --Charles
> 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.