POP3 Gmail trouble

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POP3 Gmail trouble

Post by Bittercrash » 16 Dec 2004, 14:43

I'm experiencing some problems lately in retrieving my Gmail via POP3: no connection, time-outs, connection refused...

Has Google changed its protocols or something?

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Post by Bittercrash » 18 Dec 2004, 13:33

Still having trouble with checking my GMail via POP3... but ONLY in PopMan.

:?: :?: :?:

I set up a GMail account in Outlook, and everything worked fine. I also tried another mail checker (Mailbell) and GMail checking went fine there as well.

The first check after PopMan startup works fine. From then on PopMan seems unable to establish a POP3 connection with GMail. It just keeps on trying. A long time-out period (5 minutes) or a short one (30 seconds) doesn't make any difference.
Of course, while this is happening, my other accounts don't get checked either, and finally I have to 'kill' PopMan through the task manager.

Nothing shows up in the log file as well.

I'm using beta 3, btw, but the trouble started earlier this week while still using beta 2, so that can't be it.

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Post by Christian » 18 Dec 2004, 20:40

I have no GMail account to test this out, so can you send me an invite, please?
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Post by Bittercrash » 19 Dec 2004, 08:09

Invite's on its way:)

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Post by Christian » 20 Dec 2004, 02:06

Ok, I've set up the GMail account and I'm able to use it with PopMan through POP3 SSL access.

Only once there was a connection problem and PopMan was unable to cancel or timeout. Actually, this is a problem deep inside of the SSL plugin, nevertheless PopMan should be able to cancel such "frozen" connection and timeout. To make this possible, I'll have to extend the plugin interface and provide an updated version of the plugin with the next 1.3 Beta ...
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Post by Bittercrash » 20 Dec 2004, 08:18

Great:) Thanks!

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Post by Christian » 22 Dec 2004, 16:49

I've just released the 1.3 Beta 4, which is now able to cancel a "frozen" connection and to timeout if the POP3 SSL plugin is used.

I've noticed that emails, that have been loaded with PopMan, are no longer visible via POP3. This is because GMail automatically "deletes" emails that have been RETRieved. Therefore I've changed the default behaviour of PopMan to only load the header and 200 lines of the message body using the TOP command. You can still make PopMan retrieve the entire message, see the Advanced tab in the account's properties dialog...
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Post by Bittercrash » 23 Dec 2004, 08:51

I'm trying it out now. Works fine so far.

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Post by Bittercrash » 19 Feb 2005, 10:49

Been experiencing connection problems all day. I get this error:

"Invalid server response. Max line length exceeded. Errcode 1502"

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Post by Christian » 19 Feb 2005, 14:11

There is a "Max line length" limit in the Indy component, that the POP3 SSL plugin uses, which means a single line of a message can not be longer than 16 KB. Usually, this limit is no problem, since messages must not have more than 1 KB of octets on a single line (due to SMTP server limitations).

Therefore, I guess the real problem is in the mail program that sent the message or one of the SMTP-servers involved in transfering the message, maybe GMail itself.

Is there something special with the message that causes the error? Can you receive it with your email client? Have a look into the source of the message (raw view, or whatever it is called in your client): What says the "X-Mailer:" label in the header? Do the lines of the message or possible attachments appear to be very long? Maybe the entire message consists of a single line?
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Post by Guest » 20 Feb 2005, 08:19

Yep. There was 1 message with quite a long subject that was causing the trouble. I deleted it, and everything works fine now. Thanks :D

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Post by Bittercrash » 20 Feb 2005, 08:21

Message above is mine. (Wasn't logged in. Sorry.)

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