[techtalk] Woes :\

Mary Gardiner mary at puzzling.org
Fri Jan 5 10:42:56 EST 2001

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 02:11:43PM +0000, Conor Daly wrote:
> You could try a telnet to port 110 of kathweb.net and see what you get
> there.  You could have a look at the logs on kathweb also and see if you
> get anything there.  Maybe try increasing the relevant log level for the
> pop server and try a few times while tailing the log.  Unfortunately, I'm
> not sure how to do these things myself but I'm sure they can be done.

The POP protocol has fairly easy commands:

telnet kathweb.net 110 [this should connect you, of course]
USER username
PASS password [yeah this is echoed back to the screen]
LIST [should give you a lista messages]
RETR messageno [should echo messageno message - careful of large
attachments :)]

There's also DELE [messageno] but maybe you don't want that.

If all this works OK then it must be an Outlook Express problem. If you
have a Linux box handy maybe also try fetchmail.


Mary Gardiner
<mary at puzzling.org>
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