[pskmail] Success

  • From: Stephen Rector <stefano@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:20:23 -0700


I proceeded on the assumption that something in the PuppyLinux distro from 
http://pskmail.org/Puppy.html wasn’t correct for the POP3Client perlscript. So 
I followed the procedure for installing the relevant perl modules described 
under Ubuntu 7.0, step 11, at http://pskmail.wikispaces.com/Server . After 
doing this, I ran poptest and got my email headers.

That was the last hurdle to bringing a server up. Shortly I’ll check email from 
the client side rf-linked. If all goes well I’ll bring up the server tomorrow 
night - probably 20 meters for now. Presently I only have one station antenna - 
I have a wire antenna / balun ready to put up for the server when I get some 
time - possibly this weekend. At that point, I could switch the server to 30m.

Thanks Per. Be aware that the Puppy Linux distro at pskmail.org, while it has 
the perl directories, does not have them pre-configured. The terminal commands 
in Step 11 above, are requires to get a working POP3Client.

Steve NU7B  :-D

On Jun 16, 2014, at 7:45 PM, Stephen Rector <stefano@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Per:
> 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.
> 73,
> 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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