[sylpheed:32563] Re: Gmail anyone?

N.Novozhilov nna at darim.com
Thu Aug 14 16:33:02 JST 2008

BTW Gmail uses smtp authorization, as I remeber...

On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 18:49:02 +1200
Chris Gleason <chris.gleason at firetrust.com> wrote:

> Have you enabled POP3 access to your GMail account, you need to do this by logging
> on to Gmail, go to Settings >> Forwarding and POP/IMAP >> enable POP3 access for
> either all messages, or message that arrive from now on.
> If that doesn't work then check you are using SSL and the correct ports, GMail
> uses port 995 for POP (not 110)
> Cheers
> Chris
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 23:23:05 -0700
> John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:
> > I have used Sylpheed for years with Ubuntu x86_64, currently Sylpheed
> > 2.4.8 and Hardy Heron. I love it because it does all that I need and no
> > more. It is also rock solid.
> > 
> > I have always had three e-mail accounts that I use Sylpheed for: My
> > comcast account, which I use for Sylpheed and a couple other e-lists, a
> > company account, and Hotpop.com. The Hotpop account has been
> > troublesome on and off over the years. I use it for certain e-lists
> > that I subscribe to, and also occasionally when I need to give someone
> > an e-mail address but I'm afraid to give them my Comcast account. But
> > once every couple of months Hotpop has a fit and I can't download mail.
> > Usually after a few days the problem clears up by itself. But for the
> > past several days I have been unable to download mail - longer than
> > usual. I could log in to my Hotpop account via the web, and I could see
> > that there were 183 messages in my inbox, but Hotpop's web interface
> > only allows you to delete messages - you can't read them in a browser. 
> > 
> > Since all the messages were either spam or from e-lists which are
> > archived online anyway, I deleted all the messages. Then I decided I'd
> > had enough of Hotpop's flaky performance, and closed the account.
> > 
> > But I still need a free e-mail account, so I went shopping. I started
> > with Gmail, but I can't get it configured. It hangs on downloading
> > messages, and also on sending.
> > 
> > Side note: All my e-mail accounts are set to send via my university
> > account (mailhost.pdx.edu). I have to do so because I cannot send
> > e-mail from the university otherwise. I set up the Gmail account the
> > same way. When Gmail refused to download or send e-mail I changed the
> > setting to use smtp.gmail.com, and I also set all the rest of the
> > settings specified on the Gmail site. No go. I can neither send nor
> > receive.
> > 
> > When I try to receive I get an error in the log window:
> > 
> > * Connecting to POP3 server: pop.gmail.com...
> > * Incorporation cancelled
> > 
> > Can someone tell me what incorporation is and why Gmail would cancel it?
> > 
> > And, since Gmail seems to be rather fussy, can someone suggest another
> > free e-mail service instead of Gmail?

Nicholas A. Novozhilov, NAN6-RIPE

 NTR Lab
 System administrator

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