[sclug] Fwd: Thunderbird problems

Ed Davies sclug at edavies.nildram.co.uk
Tue Jul 8 10:04:16 UTC 2008

Stuart Ward wrote:
> You might try testing that the pop connection works ok. use Telnet to
> connect to the server.
> Simple instructions here:
> http://www.anta.net/misc/telnet-troubleshooting/pop.shtml

And vice-versa.

sudo netcat -l -p 110

then do a POP3 Thunderbird download with the server set
to your own machine.

First command Thunderbird sends is "CAPA" - I'm not
familiar with that in POP3 but assume it's asking for
server capabilities.  +OK as a response didn't seem
to help.

Still, you'd at least establish that it's connecting.


User of Thunderbird on Ubuntu 7.10.

More information about the Sclug mailing list