[pskmail] Re: Stuck trying to debug pop access to gmail

  • From: Stephen Rector <stefano@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:45:14 -0700


Access to your subversion directory works fine - thanks. I ran the perl script 
and it failed - possibly this means that Mail and POP3client are not properly 
installed? I see them in two paths:  /usr/share/perl5/Mail, and 
initrd/mnt/dev_save/usr/share/perl5/Mail .  I’ll try to see how this is being 
invoked by the pskmail_server. Perhaps some paths are wrong.

There’s a subtext here for me to address later after this is solved. I’m 
running Puppy Linux as a VM on Parallels running on a Mac. The Mac is BSD-Unix 
with all dev tools and a separate /sw directory with lots of self-contained 
X11/unix libs and headers, including perl, gcc, cmake, gnome, gtk and lots of 
unixy goodness. A task for this student (later) might be to chuck Puppy Linux 
and run this native in /sw.

But for now - the poptest script fails - returns -1, and that’s where things 
are at. Seamonkey mail for the same pop address works fine in the same VM. I’ll 
hunt for a path problem - let me know if you suspect anything else.

Thanks for your help Per. I’d like to reciprocate by putting the US west coast 
on the map, although my station is modest.


Steve NU7B

On Jun 15, 2014, at 10:06 PM, Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Signed PGP part
> Hi,
> You can always find the source at subversion, there is a web interface
> to that here: http://www.crusefalk.se/websvn/
> The file is within jpskmail/trunk/pskmailutils and I hope this direct
> link will work:
> http://www.crusefalk.se/websvn/filedetails.php?repname=jPSKmail&path=%2Ftrunk%2Fpskmailutils%2Fpoptest.pl
> 73, Per
> sm0rwo
> Stephen Rector skrev 2014-06-16 02:31:
> > Thank You Pär:
> >
> > I’ll try poptest.pl as soon as I can find it. The only link I can find
> that hosts it is your own website, and that link is stale. I cant find
> it on the wiki anywhere. Can you send it or point me to it?
> >
> > Also, I changed my pop server to yahoo.com to see if that pop account
> behaved differently. I get the same behavior - smtp connection allows
> outgoing mail, and incoming mail yields “No mail”, with the initial
> connection asking for an updated email setting. When I updated the email
> to the new account, one of the scripts threw several errors (before the
> update was acknowledged as valid), but I don’t see these in the pskmail
> server log. Is there another log somewhere I can check, related to pop?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Steve NU7B
> >
> >
> > On Jun 15, 2014, at 12:34 PM, Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Steve,
> >>
> >> I just tried poptest.pl to get my pop email from gmail and it worked
> fine. Poptest.pl contains the same method that is in the server, I just
> moved it to a test script before to make it easier to test it.
> >> If you could try that script then you could make sure your gmail pop
> settings are ok before you have to debug anything. Mail in pskmail is
> handled by the pskmail server, your client send the details to the
> server that gets the mail for you. That means its the server that has to
> worry about ssl to the gmail pop servers. jPSKmail does not have to
> worry about any certificates, it just send the details to the server
> that gets your mail. This approach makes sense in many ways, not least
> in that we avoid encryption over the air. That is unfortunately not
> allowed in most countries (it's fine here in Sweden btw). So, yes,
> jPSKmail 1.5.29 does support pop from gmail.
> >>
> >> 73, Per
> >> sm0rwo
> >>
> >
> >

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