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Problem reading pop emails

 [1/8] from: michael::mccannworld::com at: 22-Jun-2005 21:01


Hi All, I have been trying to read emails using the following format: messages: read pop://username:[password--mail--mydomain--com] But I consistently get the following error messages: ** Access Error: Network timeout ** Where: confirm ** Near: messages: read pop://etc. Am I doing something wrong, or could this be a problem with my server/email account? Thanks for your help, Michael McCann

 [2/8] from: e:lauret:gmai:l at: 23-Jun-2005 6:14


Hi Michael, I think, there's something wrong with your server/email account... I tried pop://username:[password--mail--mydomain--com] on many email account, i've got no problem ! ~~Manu~~ 2005/6/23, Michael C. McCann <[michael--mccannworld--com]>:

 [3/8] from: premshree:pillai:g:mail at: 23-Jun-2005 10:23


On 6/23/05, Michael C. McCann <[michael--mccannworld--com]> wrote:
> messages: read pop://username:[password--mail--mydomain--com] > > But I consistently get the following error messages: > > ** Access Error: Network timeout > ** Where: confirm > ** Near: messages: read pop://etc.
I use it for one of my programs [1]... never faced any problem. As the error says it's a network error, it could be possible that your mail host is down? Maybe try doing it locally for testing? -- Premshree Pillai http://www.livejournal.com/users/premshree/

 [4/8] from: premshree:pillai::gmail at: 23-Jun-2005 10:24


On 6/23/05, Premshree Pillai <[premshree--pillai--gmail--com]> wrote:
> I use it for one of my programs [1]... never faced any problem. As the > error says it's a network error, it could be possible that your mail > host is down? Maybe try doing it locally for testing?
[1] http://www.livejournal.com/users/premshree/34430.html :-| -- Premshree Pillai http://www.livejournal.com/users/premshree/

 [5/8] from: michael:mccannworld at: 22-Jun-2005 22:12


Thanks for the responses. I dug through the message archives and found this scheme, which works:
>>mailbox: read [
scheme: 'pop host: "mail.mydomain.com" user: "[user--mydomain--com]" pass: "password" timeout: false ]
>>messages: read mailbox
Thanks again, Michael

 [6/8] from: lookoutzero::gmail::com at: 23-Jun-2005 1:18


does your password use special characters like % or $? in that case you have to use the long form for the pop spec you just discovered. On 6/23/05, Michael C. McCann <[michael--mccannworld--com]> wrote:
> Thanks for the responses. I dug through the message archives > and found this scheme, which works:
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 [7/8] from: michael::mccannworld::com at: 22-Jun-2005 22:38


Perhaps the problem was that my username uses a "@" -- which might have been misinterpreted. In any event, it is delightful to be able to find such a fast and simple workaround. Rebol is amazing.....

 [8/8] from: antonr::lexicon::net at: 25-Jun-2005 15:51


Yes, that was the problem. This occurs quite often, so I wonder if we could improve the error message. Anton.

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