[pskmail] Re: problem with USER= in retrieving mail

  • From: Fred Reiselt <freiselt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2007 13:12:29 -0500


Another thought is perhaps my server is not encrypting the passwords correctly.


Fred Reiselt wrote:
Hi Rein,

I have done some more testing. My bellsouth.net email account works fine, as it always has. Both email accounts that require full email address for USER still do not work.

I started the Wireshark protocol analyzer on the PSKmail server to see what was happening on the ethernet port. What I found is that when using a normal username, POP3Client.pm sends a normal sequence to the server using USER and PASS, with a clear text password. When sending the whole email address as a USER, POP3Client.pm uses the APOP command followed by the whole email address which is then followed by an encrypted password. The mail server then responds with '-ERR authorization failed'.

Perhaps your gmail account understands the APOP command and these that I am using do not? I wonder if a variable can be passed to POP3Client.pm to not use APOP?


Rein Couperus wrote:
Just tested my other gmail account (rein.pa0r@xxxxxxxxx), and tried it with PA0R-2:

PI4TUE 0.3.0
Hi PA0R-2, pse update your record

Updated database for PA0R-2
No mail
Disconnect: Sat Apr  7 15:18:17 CEST 2007

!<<Went to the gmail account and switched POP3 on:>>!

Connect: Sat Apr  7 15:20:27 CEST 2007

PI4TUE 0.3.0-IM6>

1 rein couperus Re: rein couperus has accepted your invitation to Gmail 1838 2 webform@xxxxxxx CQWW SSB PI60HQ(@PI4TUE) M/S HP 574 3 rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx PSKaprs message from PA0R -38 4 rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx PSKaprs message from PA0R -38 5 rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx PSKaprs message from PA0R -25 6 Rein Couperus test mail -3

Disconnect: Sat Apr  7 15:24:42 CEST 2007


I don't have another POP account that needs the '@host.xxx, so I can't test.


I just installed the rflinkserver.pl in the server and tried both fieldstonefarms@xxxxxxx and fred@xxxxxxxxxxxx The @domain is not getting stripped off any longer but I am still getting the same error from POP3Client.pm.

I notice that the error also occurs when the client first connects to the server, before any QTC is requested.

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