[sylpheed:32908] Re: APOP with GMX: Required APOP timestamp not found in greeting

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at uvena.de
Thu Mar 19 03:27:56 JST 2009

On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 18:19:15 +0100, Michael wrote:

>On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:31:59 +0100, Enrico wrote:
>> Hey,
>> since a few days I'm getting errors when trying to fetch my mails via
>> POP3 from gmx.net (German freemail provider).
>> Attached is the relevant part of a debug log of Sylpheed when trying
>> to connect to the server.
>> I guess the key message is:
>> (sylpheed:9435): LibSylph-WARNING **: [16:19:15] Required APOP
>> timestamp not found in greeting
>No, the key message is the previous one, the server's greeting:
>  [18:14:17] POP3< +OK GMX POP3 StreamProxy ready
>No timestamp in the greeting, nothing Sylpheed can return in the
>authentication handshake. GMX's server currently does not support APOP,
>or else it would send the timestamp.

But it must have done in the past, at least I didn't get these errors
before without changing any settings in Sylpheed.

>> - assuming the GMX server broke at some point in supporting the
>> protocol correctly, is there any way or sense to make Sylpheed
>> comptatible?
>I don't think so. Rationale given above.

Yup, basically it's a bad idea in general. 


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