[sclug] sclug Digest, Vol 58, Issue 7

n.a.haughton@bigfoot.com haughtonomous at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 10 20:33:27 UTC 2008

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: John Stumbles <sclug at yaph.org.uk>
> To: sclug at sclug.org.uk
> Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 21:54:13 +0100
> Subject: Re: [sclug] Thunderbird connnection problems
> n.a.haughton at bigfoot.com wrote:
> How about trying getmail? There's a howto (or a how I do it) on my wibble
> (link in sig) - though I don't use ssl so you'd have to rtfm how to set that
> up. You can tell it not to delete mail from the server, but it should show
> if your server & connection are working.
Well I tried, but that got no results either. Here is my getmailrc and the
terminal output..

type = SimpleIMAPSSLRetriever
server = googlemail.com
username = <myusername>
port = 993
password = <mypassword>
type = Maildir
path = ~/maildir/

Here is the terminal output:

neil at study:~$ getmail
getmail version 4.6.5
Copyright (C) 1998-2006 Charles Cazabon.  Licensed under the GNU GPL version

That's it.

It's almost as if something is blocking the connection. Is it possible that
my router is blocking some port (993, for example)?


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